Dossier Systems links telematics from GPS Insight to maintenance software

dossierDossier Systems added a new data provider for Dossier On-Board, a feature that provides odometer and diagnostic information transfer to its Dossier fleet maintenance management software.

According to Bob Hausler, Dossier Systems’ vice president of marketing and technology, the first stage of the integration with GPS Insight, a fleet telematics provider, is available now to deliver unit meter readings directly into Dossier client databases.

“Meters drive preventive maintenance, so having up to date meter data in your maintenance system is critical to getting PMs done on time, and avoiding the breakdowns that follow missed PMs,” said Hausler. “Manually collecting and inputting meters is a process that inevitably has errors and missed readings – automatic import/update solves those problems.”

Implementation is as simple as associating the telematics unit ID to the Dossier unit number, and inputting GPS Insight account information. You can literally have it set up and working on your first unit in minutes, according to Hausler.

Early in 2016, Dossier Systems plans to release the second stage of the GPS Insight integration, which will include the automatic import and processing of vehicle Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). When Dossier receives a DTC, it will automatically create a work request (Work Pending item).

From the Dossier Daily Reminder Dashboard, this Work Pending can be converted to a Repair Order with a single click, reducing the time from problem identification to repair action.