XATA Corp. announced that Sysco Corp., the foodservice marketer and distributor, has selected XATA as its preferred provider of onboard computer technology.
XATA will provide Sysco with XATANET,
its flagship fleet operations solution, and implementation and training services to ensure a smooth adoption of the solution. Deliveries are expected to begin the first quarter of 2008.
Sysco sells, markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers that prepare meals away from home. Its products also include equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.
Sysco currently maintains a North American fleet featuring more than 9,000 vehicles at 177 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
"This is a major step in our long-term strategy of transforming XATA into the nation's leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for the transportation industry," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and CEO of XATA Corp. "Once fully rolled out, the addition of the Sysco fleet of 9,000 vehicles enhances our market leadership position and is a significant step in our plan to leverage our XATANET system to its maximum potential."
XATA introduced XATANET 4.0, the latest version of its web-based, on-demand software, in October of 2007. Version 4.0 further expands XATA's capabilities to provide its customers with a robust fleet optimization system, providing access to accurate, real-time data encompassing all aspects of a customer's delivery operations.
For more information, visit www.xata.com or call (800) 745-9282.