Telematics Data Analytics: Enhance Decision-Making by Combining Data Sets in One Place

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We’ve reached the point where any business that isn’t serious about data isn’t serious about performance. Across your fleet, countless devices are generating data and leaving it on your network for analysis. This, of course, is both good and bad. The good news is that more data means more opportunities for improvement. The bad news is that the sheer volume of data today makes it difficult for distribution companies to filter out the noise and focus on the metrics that matter most.

Effective telematics data analytics requires more than just the ability to collect data from multiple devices and systems. If your company is going to optimize its business performance, you simply must have a telematics system that enables you to consolidate datasets from a wide range of systems and generate new reports of your choosing.

Do You Have an Integrated View for Your Biggest Decisions?

How do your decision-makers spend their time? How many different systems do they have to log onto just to monitor your fleet’s performance? Are they using spreadsheets to analyze this information? Do these spreadsheets incorporate information from multiple systems, or are your decision-makers dumping data from one system at a time? How do you form an integrated view of all the information you need to make your most crucial business decisions?

If your business is like most, you’re using a series of snapshots to make your major decisions. This is better than nothing—and certainly better than the limited views of performance that we all had to be satisfied with even 10 years ago. But today’s massive data sets present us with nearly limitless opportunities. Analyzing one data set at a time gives us clues, whereas combining multiple data sets into one comprehensive view guides us towards long-term solutions.

Your telematics data analytics solution should eliminate the need for your stakeholders to toggle between business systems and dump data into spreadsheets. It should give you an integrated view of information such as:

  1. Geotab telematics. Whatever approach you decide to take to fleet driver safety, make sure your executives do more than just sign off on it. Ask them to communicate with your drivers about safety. Drivers who tend to ignore the reminders of a manager will be more likely to listen to instructions from an executive. Your executives should impart to drivers that the company cares about their lives and their safety—and that negligence in this regard can have costly repercussions that put jobs at risk.

  2. ELD and camera data. What about incorporating your electronic logging device (ELD) and camera data into every business decision? By carefully considering driver behavior—rather than just the results of that behavior—you can more quickly and confidently get to the root of your biggest business challenges.

  3. CSA data. Did you know you can’t accurately assess your company’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score without also assessing your ELD compliance? That’s because ELD violations can now affect your CSA score. This is another argument for being able to perform all your telematics data analytics in a single solution.

Ask Us About Telematics Data Analytics Technology

When you bring together data from Geotab, cameras, driver safety systems, and other solutions, you can develop a cohesive view of driver and fleet performance. You can even combine your driver productivity metrics, compare performance to your plan, and take steps to optimize your team.

Gridline Analytics provides these capabilities and more. We would love to give you a demo of how the right telematics data analytics solution can transform your business. Talk to us now.