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Managing Fleets with GPS Integration

By Phill Feltham

Integrating GPS tracking software to improve business operations

BY JENNY MALCOLM, GPS Insight

Software integration, the process of combining individual computing systems into a unified whole is important to electric and utility companies because it provides the full picture into all fleet activity.

Integrating global positioning system (GPS) fleet tracking software with a geographic information system (GIS), mapping overlays, an outage management system and other software features, can provide the most information for day-to-day operations and improve the overall efficiency of a utility’s fleet.

Information can be accessed from one location—without logging into multiple portals. Utilities with access to all available data from one interface provide the necessary tools to make improved business decisions.

Integration can combine individual computing systems in two different ways—a GPS tracking solution can pull back-end data into the GPS tracking platform, or it can push GPS tracking data to other back-end software. Utilities are advised to pull data into their GPS tracking solution to get the most comprehensive overview of information.

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