MANAGING PUBLIC SECTOR VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT
Search Close Menu

Fleet FAQ

Sponsored by

Fleet FAQ? Telematics & Fleet Tracking

Q. Since adding telematics, it’s really helped improve our driving efficiency and safety. Is there a way you can integrate telematics with mobile workforce management solutions to improve productivity outside the vehicle?

A. It is possible to integrate your telematics and workforce management tasks using a mobile form app. This type of app provides your employees in the field with customer-specific information to be better prepared and able to serve your customers. Mobile forms make it possible to invoice, take pictures, receive payment, scan barcodes and check inventory with a single device. Additionally, mobile forms can help automate and improve productivity with real-time dispatching, form forwarding, form retrieval, automated emails and reports. Form emailing and data integration eliminate the inefficiencies of paper-based, person-to-person systems, which can result in delays and miscommunication. When considering a mobile form app, make sure it can integrate with different apps — including your telematics solution — with a single sign on, and has tools to extract information from them; it should be compatible with different operating systems and hardware; and, if you use a mobile form app for dispatching — it must be able to run in the background to leverage notifications even when the app isn’t open.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Sherry Calkins

Associate Vice President, Strategic Partners

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

More

Fleet FAQ? Telematics & Fleet Tracking, Questions?

Sponsored by