Verizon Enhances Fleet Management Tools

August 2012, - Feature

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Verizon is enhancing its Field Force Manager and Fleet Control. The enhanced offerings combine location management, cloud services and tablet-based solutions.

The offerings feature:

- A new version of Verizon's Field Force Manager, the company's flagship workforce management application, to help companies manage and empower employees in the field with mobile work tools and applications and new enhancements for use on 3G and 4G LTE smartphones, tablets across various mobile operating systems as well as enterprise-grade barcode-scanning devices.

- An enhanced Verizon Fleet Control application, which can now be combined with a secure enterprise tablet pre-loaded with transportation and company-specific applications to help manage fleets and operations in the field.

Field Force Manager Empowers Employees in the Field

Working with Xora, which makes mobile workforce management solutions, and mobile solutions provider DecisionPoint Systems, Verizon is rolling out an advanced version of its workforce management solution that uses smartphones and tablets to give employees more work tools and mobile applications in the field, including electronic forms, location-based services, mobile timecards and job dispatch.

The enhancements includes design, functionality and feature enhancements that make the software even easier to use and provide faster and easier ways to access and share critical data about the business, including giving managers near-real-time visibility into operations through a cloud-based management application.

Workers in the field can now clock into shifts, accept jobs and update status when completed, and submit electronic forms with barcodes, pictures and signatures for proof-of-service. At the same time, their managers - using cloud-computing technology - can keep tabs on business activities in the field and make quicker decisions, such as rerouting the nearest worker to a new job when a customer needs service.

Verizon is working with DecisionPoint Systems to offer Field Force Manager as a turnkey mobile business solution.

Fleet Control Keeps Fleet Operations Rolling

Working with mobile fleet optimization provider XRS (formerly Xata) and DecisionPoint Systems, Verizon is making its Fleet Control solution available on the secure enterprise blank tablet - a "blank slate" that can be tailored for individual customer needs.

By combining Verizon's wireless network with XRS Turnpike fleet management software, mobile workers and fleet managers can benefit from a mobile work tool designed for use in and out of the truck.

With Fleet Control, which is a build-to-order solution for both private and for-hire fleets, transportation and distribution businesses can use technology to monitor vehicles and drivers, optimize routes, simplify driver inspections, manage speed and fuel consumption, and stay compliant with regulatory reporting requirements.

Fleet Control also comes with a series of optional applications that can improve business operations and can integrate with new or currently used proof-of-delivery applications.

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