Drowning in data, starving for insights: Why disconnected fleet management systems hold you back, by Tranzaura Head of Marketing, Emma Gill

In today’s data-driven world, businesses of all sizes are collecting vast amounts of information from various sources. While this data has the potential to provide valuable insights, many organisations struggle to make sense of it all. The issue is compounded by the use of a patchwork of disconnected systems that don’t talk to each other.

In this article our Head of Marketing, Emma Gill, gives her insights into why disconnected fleet management systems hold you back.

The problem with disconnected fleet management systems

The result is a frustrating and inefficient situation where fleet managers are drowning in data but starving for valuable insights. Information is scattered across multiple systems and formats, making it difficult to analyse and drive tangible benefits, with common issues such as:

  • Data silos: Data silos occur when data is stored in different systems that are not integrated with each other. This makes it difficult to get a complete picture of your fleet’s operations, as you have to manually collect data from each system and piece it together.
  • Limited analytics: With a disconnected fleet management system, you have limited analytics capabilities. This means you can’t easily identify trends or patterns in your data, which makes it difficult to make informed decisions about your fleet.
  • Lack of real-time visibility: Without a unified view of your fleet, it’s difficult to get real-time visibility into your operations. This can lead to missed opportunities to optimise your operations and improve your bottom line.

The solution: A unified fleet management platform

Emma says: ‘A unified fleet management platform integrates all of your fleet data into a single system, providing you with a complete view of your operations. This allows you to easily manage your compliance, safety & engineering requirements in one central place and make informed decisions about your fleet.’

She lists some of the benefits of a consolidated system as:

Continuously manage fleet performance 

With a connected fleet management system, you can get a holistic view of your fleet’s performance in real-time, helping you to identify issues and trends to inform intelligent decision making. You’ll be able to view daily performance indicators and drill into compliance, safety and engineering KPIs, then easily report on these to the rest of the business. 

Positively influence driver behaviour & road safety 

By connecting to vehicle telematics data, your fleet management system can help you to identify high risk drivers and target them with positive intervention and digital training tools, while rewarding your best-performing drivers. This helps you to go beyond running a compliant fleet, to creating a culture of safety and conscientious driving. 

Uncover inefficiencies that negatively impact your business

Even small inefficiencies across a fleet can build up to have a significant effect on productivity and the bottom line. A connected fleet management system will allow you to automate time consuming administrative tasks and reassign time to other areas of your business.

Optimise compliance & reliability

By gathering accurate and actionable data around your inspection efficiency & compliance processes, you will gain instant peace of mind that your fleet is fully compliant at all times. You’ll be able to improve vehicle reliability by quickly identifying defect trends, and get immediate access to vital insights around driver and vehicle performance and compliance.

Control all elements of your fleet in one place

The ideal fleet management platform will unify all elements of operations so that you can control them all in one central location:

  • Maintenance-based modules:
    • Workshop management 
    • Inspections management
    • Stock management 
  • Driver-based modules:
    • Tracking and telematics 
    • Tachograph analysis 
    • Accident support
    • Driver safety 
  • Business optimisation tools
    • Resource planning
    • Asset management 

Why Tranzaura’s fleet management system?

Our complete end-to-end fleet management platform puts insightful data at the heart of every business decision, empowering you to manage all compliance, safety and engineering requirements in one central place. 

It doesn’t present you with floods of data. Instead, we drill into these numbers, identify any issues, build business intelligence and give you the tools to make more informed decisions around every aspect of your operation.

And our software has been developed with ease of integration with third party systems in mind, working with 100% of APIs for total data connectivity throughout your organisation. 

Speak with one of our team to find out how you can get a complete picture of your fleet’s performance every day.