Qualcomm Inc., a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, has announced the first OmniVision Metro service offering, Service Fleet Manager. This new offering is designed to meet the unique needs of local service-based businesses that are centered in metropolitan areas and have mobile resources, such as plumbing companies, pest control services, electrical contractors and landscaping firms.
Service Fleet Manager helps businesses gain visibility into their assets to increase their revenue, decrease operational expenses and improve customer service and loyalty, the company says. Companies using this new service can better manage their workload and improve their response time to customer demands because they know where their resources and employees are, where they have been and where they should be.
The OmniVision Metro service is designed to provide customers with visibility into their mobile assets via management dashboards driven by data from in-vehicle GPS hardware for improved work force and asset management, routing and scheduling. Leveraging the graphical user interface of this Web-based OmniVision Metro service, companies can identify the location of vehicles, monitor vehicle use, analyze and manage asset costs, and increase overall operational efficiency and productivity, the company says.
Created for the mobile resource management market, Service Fleet Manager incorporates industry-specific capabilities and features, including detailed maps and reports that provide a snapshot of an entire fleet for improved logistical planning.
“There is no shortage of companies selling ‘dots on a map,’ but there is a shortage of companies willing to invest in the service, support and training resources required to take care of the customer for the long term,” says Bert Gillespie, director of sales for Qualcomm Enterprise Services.
Service Fleet Manager can precisely calculate engine idle time, allowing fleets to manage driver behavior proactively to reduce engine idle and substantially cut fuel costs, the company says. The OmniVision Metro service also can help companies to lower insurance premiums, self-insurance costs and liability exposure by deterring risky driver behavior, quickly locating stolen vehicles and generating reports about off-hour vehicle usage, adds Qualcomm.
The OmniVision Metro service is designed to improve revenue opportunity by helping businesses to increase daily service capacity through enhanced logistical planning. It also helps to improve billing accuracy because companies can assess when a job is completed and immediately follow up with invoicing for job orders. The OmniVision Metro service can further help reduce the potential of driver abuse or moonlighting because companies can track where a vehicle has been – especially during off hours.