AT&T Extends Fleet Management Offerings with Trimble GeoManager
Trimble GeoManager Helps Improve Tracking and Management of Mobile Assets and Workers
Dallas, Texas, Sunnyvale, California, June 16, 2009
AT&T* announced it is broadening its fleet and mobile asset management portfolio with the latest version of Trimble’s GeoManager solution. This enhanced solution enables fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs by managing their vehicle assets more efficiently, which can help lower fuel and maintenance costs.
Trimble GeoManager offers companies with light, medium, and heavy duty transportation and field service fleets the ability to track their mobile workers and assets by utilizing the latest version of Trimble GeoManager software and GPS modems running on AT&T’s wireless network. GeoManager provides an on-demand, Field Productivity & Management (FPM) solution that integrates GPS, wireless data communications, and a standard web browser software interface into a solution that helps manage mobile workers, the mobile worker’s work, and the mobile worker’s assets.
“Trimble GeoManager and the AT&T wireless network proved to be instrumental in strengthening our customer service delivery and improving our operational efficiency,” said Randy Derricott, Director of Services at SimplexGrinnell, a leading provider of fire and life-safety systems and services. “Since our implementation of Trimble GeoManager we have experienced significant cost savings in operating expenses of our 4,000 field technicians including fuel and mileage. We are pleased with the results being provided by this reliable mobile resource management solution.”
AT&T has been working with Trimble for several years to provide companies with comprehensive fleet tracking solutions. Trimble GeoManager now offers customers an enhanced user interface with improved map and status views allowing for more information at the customer’s fingertips. Additionally, new Landmark Uploads, WLAN Usage, Schedule Report enhancements, Driver Logs, and Organizational Hierarchy improvements allow for easier administration.
“Fleet managers are challenged to reduce operating costs and maximize return on assets,” said Igor Glubochansky, director, industry solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “Trimble GeoManager helps remove the complexity by providing a single point of contact to help deliver the latest tools and technology to manage service fleets, ultimately resulting in helping to improve customer satisfaction."
“Trimble is proud to work with AT&T to help organizations embrace mobility solutions for field service automation and fleet management,” said Rick Beyer, vice president of Trimble’s Mobile Solutions segment. “With improved real-time connectivity and GPS tracking, fleet operators can reduce costs associated with miles driven and fuel consumption, improve customer service as reduce their environmental impact.
Over the past several years, AT&T has created an industry solutions mobility applications practice that is focused on delivering enhanced productivity through real time information and location-based services to enterprises in select vertical industries. Through its large ecosystem of alliances with leading vendors, AT&T’s suite of mobile resource management solutions covers the flow of goods and services across the entire supply chain.
AT&T has the broadest global coverage of any U.S. provider, with voice coverage in more than 200 countries and wireless data coverage in more than 170 countries for laptops, PDAs and other data services and third-generation (3G) service in more than 80 countries.
Trimble MRM solutions are designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. Trimble delivers MRM solutions on a global basis to vertical markets which include: Telco, Ready Mix, Field Service, Transportation & Distribution and Fleet Productivity. Trimble MRM solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data.
More information about Trimble Mobile Resource Management solutions can be found on the web at www.trimble.com/mobile_resource_management.
For more information on AT&T’s enterprise mobility offerings, please visit http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Portfolio/eb_mobility/.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information visit Trimble's Web site at www.trimble.com.
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