The 7 Problems with Vehicle Tracking

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The 7 Problems with Vehicle Tracking

Stewart Adams Business Development Manager

September 2011

Contents Introduction They all appear to be cost prohibitive Vehicle Tracking is seen as intrusive Quantifying the return on investment The contract period was cumbersome System reliability of all of the components Too difficult to integrate into back office systems Too Many Third Parties Involved 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6

Introduction Having been involved with Vehicle Tracking over the years and observed the many installations it is clear that there are 7 major barriers that have been encountered when looking at implementing the application. The 7 problems that needed addressing are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. They all appear to be Cost Prohibitive Vehicle Tracking is seen as intrusive Quantifying the Return on Investment The contract period was cumbersome System Reliability of all the components Too difficult to integrate into back office systems to get the best use of the information 7. Too many third parties involved

They all appear to be cost prohibitive The size of fleet determines the cost of the application on a month by month basis. To understand why the cost looks prohibitive several aspects of the application needs to understood. The installation company carries a great deal of cost up front which eases the initial up front cost and they carry this for nearly 40% of the contract life thus ensuring that the system works. With a good Service Level Agreement (SLA) you are secure in the knowledge that you have plenty of time to ensure the system is operating effectively. Assuming a fleet of 70 vehicles the cost of £25 per vehicle per month looked, on face value, very expensive. However, with no up-front equipment cost, no installation costs, warranty and free support for the life time of the

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