We live in a world where we track everything from food to consignment trucks in real time. The tracking part is fun but choosing the right GPS tracking system can be a little tricky as there is more to the solution than meets the eyes.
If your business is ready to embrace a GPS tracking system, there are a few important things you need to consider to ensure that your investment is a fruitful one. Below listed are 5 of them:
- Easy And Simple Tracking Matters
How easy is the tracking system? That is a crucial question you need to ask before choosing a solution. The whole point of choosing a GPS tracking system is to incorporate efficient logistics into your business. With regards to the larger picture, this means that the system helps you achieve goals with less time wastage and create space for an increase in productivity. So if you end up getting stuck in a complex tracking system that takes too much of your time, that is not an ideal scenario.
Find a tracking system that is holistic, real-time, and lean – there shouldn’t be too many steps at each level – from registration of vehicles to confirmation of deliveries.
- A System That Understands Your Business Requirements
Each business is different from the other way in some way or the other. For a transporter, the GPS system has to have some relevant details and features while a manufacturer might want something else. The latest GPS systems have been designed keeping in mind the customer roles.
Transporters like to know where their fleet is, the routes that are being taken, the status of the trip, and more. Manufacturers will be interested in the consignment details – pick-up times, delivery times, and more. A quality GPS tracking system gives all the live information on an easy-to-use dashboard along with all the relevant reporting options.
- Quality Hardware With Useful Features
Bad hardware can let even the most robustly programmed systems down. So when you choose a tracking system, the actual device has to be of high-quality build and resistant to the wear and tear of the road. GPS devices need to have certain features to prevent unsanctioned activity and theft. Location updates should be quick and these devices should also share more data than just the basics.
A modern GPS system should allow you to extract analytics that is useful for the long-term. The latest GPS devices will produce information such as kilometers traveled and they also record overspeeding. That is precious data for any logistics manager who wants to increase operational efficiency and prevent risks in the best possible way.
- Multiple Access Points
Gone are the days when you invested in an expensive tracking system that can only be accessed at a single point. Everybody is busy and multi-tasking. You may not be at the computer at all times – so how do you track consignments and fleets. A good GPS tracking systems allow multiple access points – via mobile apps and desktops, and SMS. In the Indian landscape where the internet connections can be spotty at times, SMS accessibility is a huge feature.
- Hassle-Free Installation
So you have a bunch of the latest, sleekest, state-of-the-art tracking devices ready to take your business to the next level. Wait a minute – how do you install them in the vehicles? Attaching the device is something that can stump those unfamiliar with the gritty technicalities – so when you look at specs for tracking systems, evaluate the ease of installation.
A GPS device should not take more than 5-10 minutes to install. There should be minimal tinkering with the vehicle system and any professional mechanic should be able to do it. The best GPS tracking systems also share video resources to hammer in the easy installation process.
We are entering a new age of logistics driven by the wonders of GPS technology. Take control of your assets and stay on top of any situation. Increase your reach, improve your services, and reap the rewards.