Strategic deployment of Vehicle Telematics

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Online Telematics Service Provider, Cybit, has launched a major new Public Sector integration initiative that is claimed to help organisations meet the Government's latest targets for Back-Office and IT efficiency, as announced in April's budget.

According to Cybit, the strategic deployment of Vehicle Telematics will help drive efficiency savings in operational spend, back-office processes, asset management and facilities management, all of which will contribute to the Government's 9 billion savings target. Cybit comments that Vehicle Telematics already plays an increasing role in the delivery of public sector services. The visibility provided by real-time tracking improves day-to-day planning and revolutionises the dynamic management of reactionary services, the collection of accurate employee time recording and proof-of-service delivery

John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director at Cybit, added: "The technology is also touching more and more areas of public service. It delivers progressive layers of return on investment. New services also now include more robust lone worker and mobile employee protection." Kettering Borough Council's implementation of telematics has driven internal initiatives to develop existing route efficiencies, optimising reactive vehicle deployment across the Borough and eliminating costly duplicate journeys. Also, Kettering Borough Council has been able to intercept fraudulent insurance claims by proving vehicle locations in relation to alleged incidents.

In Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council states that Fleetstar-Online played a major part in optimising the productivity of its fleet, by controlling driving time and fuel efficiency. Also, Aberdeen City Council is impressed by Cybit's focus on tangible performance indicators: savings on fuel through the reduction of unnecessary mileage and reducing levels of overtime worked by drivers.

In Wales, Geraint Hopkins, Board Member for Fleet Management of Powys County Council, commented: "By installing Cybit we safeguard the staff driving the vehicles if they get into difficulties. We also carry out in-depth route reviews for all operations and collect asset information, which will help us further optimise efficiency."

As councils seek to realise the next layer of cost saving, more and more look at systems integration. Organisations can now transfer data without manual input into back-office systems cutting down on the time and resources required for administration of vital services. This helps organisations link-in to activity of gritters, refuse collection vehicles or ground maintenance operations as well as lone-workers. This gives local authority managers strategic overview of their resources and empowers key decisions on the deployment of assets.

"The pressure on government organisations to become more efficient doesn't have to result in a drop in service levels," continued John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director, Cybit. "Through the strategic integration of data, a range of different departments can automate many overly cumbersome processes and make themselves more streamlined all the while improving the service to their stakeholders."

Fleetstar-Online is Cybit's industry leading, scalable suite of Internet-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and vehicle tracking tools. The high quality data relating vehicle and job performance is captured in conjunction with location information, reported and analysed through Fleetstar.

This allows meaningful business decisions to be made using up to the minute information on operational performance. Powerful reporting capabilities facilitate effective management of operational costs and productivity; support strategic initiatives around Carbon footprint; and increase compliance with legislation including Duty of Care and Health and Safety. The strategic importance of Fleetstar-generated information extends beyond vehicle tracking into the heart of the enterprise: Fleet derived information can be directly integrated into a range of business systems to improve the efficiency of the entire organisation. Fleetstar provides the business-critical information that organisations need to execute a clear and rapid path to return on investment.


About Cybit:
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.

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