Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling software is now able to interface with more than forty different vehicle tracking systems following a number of new technology partnerships. Seven Telematics and MTData are the latest telematics providers to team up with Paragon to help transport operations across the globe use real-time information to improve their transport planning process.
“We are seeing growing demand for vehicle tracking integration from customers worldwide looking for greater visibility of their distribution operations to improve the execution of transport plans, reduce costs and increase customer service,” explains William Salter, Managing Director of Paragon Software Systems. “Following the latest integration work by our in-house development team, we have strengthened our ability to interface with telematics systems in the UK, Eastern Europe, North America and Australia. Interfaces with four further systems are planned to go live shortly.”
Paragon Route Execution – one of the Paragon Live modules – links Paragon’s routing and scheduling software with each vehicle tracking system to allow the comparison of planned versus actual routes. Transport planners can use this information to identify areas for improvement, such as delays at specific customer sites or drivers that travel more miles than expected on a planned trip. This real-time insight also allows the customer services team to proactively alert customers to delays created by unforeseen traffic delays or operational issues.
“Vehicle tracking has become an essential tool for many transport operations as the need for greater clarity and improved service levels grows. By integrating telematics technology with our routing and scheduling software, it is possible to mitigate the impact of delays or disruption on customer service, while using historical data to target continuous improvement and create more accurate plans. We are committed to providing our customers with a wide choice by interfacing with the most frequently used telematics systems worldwide,” adds Salter.