Since the economic downturn, a growing number of organizations have been turning to telematics for vehicle cost savings. Fleets have the ability to extract an enormous amount of valuable data from their vehicles with the use of GPS fleet management technology. Helping to turn this vehicle data into information that is both measurable and actionable, the power of custom reporting for fleet management has become increasingly evident as the quest for ROI continues.
Custom reporting typically involves the use of Microsoft Excel to add or remove columns and variables that best align with business objectives. Moreover, pivot tables allow for cross-tabulations and displays results in easy to view graphic reports. Below are some areas in which custom reporting can be applied:
Trip reports can easily be manipulated with an Excel report by using pivot tables. Report on how many customer stops drivers are taking or even how many personal stops to improve productivity.
Having issues with your drivers getting in accidents? Report on how risky they are driving by using accelerometer data and creating rules based on sensitivity. Easily sort your data by the riskiest drivers by showing a snapshot graph over certain time periods.
Putting a price on idle times can get your company closer to your ROI. Determine the true bad idling vs. PTO idling to create cost savings score cards to curb idle times.
Custom Trending ReportingWith trending reports, managers can now see how the fleet is doing week over week or even month over month. The power is out there, you just need to reach out and grab it.
Written by Maria Sorta, Marketing Manager at Geotab, Inc.