Telematics software provider and systems integrator Isotrak is preparing to welcome guests to showcase data capture from its Third Party Logistics Integration Service (3iS Fleetvision). Existing steering committee members and Isotrak customers will enjoy a demo of the innovative solution in action, as well as hear from one of Isotrak's customers the benefits they have enjoyed and the process they went through to integrate the structure into their operation.
3iS Fleetvision chairman Stewart Oades will be present to drive the meeting, acting as an independent advisor and conduit for 3iS Fleetvision members, working with them to understand their goals and ultimately achieve the product they require, while providing high-level guidance on product strategy based on his extensive industry knowledge.
Stewart has experience across all areas of logistics operations, supply and distribution. He progressed through the industry holding senior executive positions at Safeway, Christian Salvesen Distribution plc. and Exel plc. As Group CEO of Christian Salvesen plc. he led the sale of the business, and since 2008 he has pursued a non-executive career which includes roles as Chairman of Wesupply and Netlog. He now sits as President of the Freight Transport Association and also as non-executive director of Palmer and Harvey and Clipper Group.
Isotrak is a forerunner within the tracking and telematics sector. Traditionally fleet operators have only had visibility of their own fleet and the ability to monitor KPIs set against their own vehicles. Isotrak recognises that many companies use 3rd party hauliers or contractors alongside their own taskforce, which is why 3iS Fleetvision has been developed to allow customer visibility of third party vehicles movements, transport plans and the ability to set and monitor KPIs as if the vehicle were one of their own. The software is Isotrak's third party integration tool and unique to the business, and is governed by the fleet operator to ensure confidentiality and security of information.
3iS Fleetvision is run as a members club and is completely system agnostic, so if a member uses a non-Isotrak telematics system they can still be a 3iS Fleetvision member. Crucially, the benefits of the solution are broad, it allows 3PLs, haulage operators, suppliers and customers to enter into deeper and more fruitful business relationships taking advantage of spare transport capacity, but with only minimal administration and total privacy.
3iS Fleetvision does not require users to invest in Isotrak tracking hardware; it includes a new GPS management module that will accept data feeds from a wide range of alternative GPS hardware. Additionally, the system interfaces with external transport management systems, including products from Paragon Routing, Ortec and Enterprise Software. This places an extremely low barrier to entry for companies wishing to start enjoying the benefits of 3iS Fleetvision 'club' membership.
Jon Hannah, Product Manager at Isotrak commented "The Development and Project Teams have worked extremely hard this year to take the vision of 3iS Fleetvision off the page and into real transport operations. In addition, the customers who have seen the benefit of our offering and got involved in the project are on the cusp of using the software and seeing tangible benefit through improved software visibility. We have shown the desire to listen to our customers, as the committee is an event driven by and for them, and I am delighted to now be seeing the benefits."