Keeping track of your company’s assets is not an easy task, especially when your assets have wheels. Whether your company owns two trucks or two hundred trucks, a GPS fleet tracking system can make life easier for your fleet manager and improve your business productivity.
The process of purchasing GPS tracking software for a fleet is considerably different than purchasing one for your personal car. You need to know the features to look for in a good GPS fleet tracking system and understand the terms and conditions of your contract.
Choosing the Right GPS Fleet Tracking Solution
Today, GPS fleet tracking systems have become quite affordable and even small and medium-sized businesses can benefit from the amazing features of this technology. Advanced GPS fleet tracking systems have hundreds of features that contribute towards improved business productivity and profitability. But if you are a first-time buyer in this industry, what are some of the features you should look for?
Btracking experts suggest that a good GPS fleet tracking system should offer several basic features at no extra cost, such as:
- Navigation options
- Wireless communication
- Dashboard with a friendly user interface
- Easily readable information about KPIs
- Ongoing customer support
You should invest in a GPS fleet tracking system only if it has these basic features.
What to Consider Before Signing the Contract
So, you have found the right GPS fleet tracking solution for your company and are ready to purchase it to make your 9-to-5 routine less hectic, but have you thoroughly read and understand the terms and conditions of your contract with the provider? To protect yourself from any unpleasant surprises, you should read between the lines and check for discrepancies diligently.
Ask your service provider if there are hidden charges or extra charges for value-added features. Make sure that the monthly cost covers all the features included in your package. Carefully consider hardware costs. Would you prefer to purchase hardware up front? Would you rather pay for it through a higher monthly subscription fee?
Also consider the quality of the trackers you are getting. Many companies offer inexpensive tracking hardware. But inexpensive hardware usually comes with a short lifespan. So why do GPS companies sell them? Because there’s high turnover in GPS tracking and they don’t expect you to be a customer for long.
At Btracking, we want you as a customer for a very long time. We do NOT want you having to replace a bunch of failed trackers every few months. Our hardware is top quality, long life, over the air upgradeable. Our robust trackers will give you years of reliable service.
Don’t forget to ask what happens in the scenario that you decide to cancel your contract or want to suspend tracking service for a few months. It is particularly useful for businesses that experience seasonal peaks and dips in sales. Paying for tracking service when you are not using your fleet is not economical, so choose a company that gives you flexibility to suspend services for a period of time without paying the monthly subscription fee.