The strategic deployment of Vehicle Telematics will help drive efficiency savings in operational spend, back-office processes, asset management and facilities management, all of which will contribute to the Government's £9 billion savings target.
Vehicle Telematics already plays an increasing role in the delivery of public sector services. The visibility provided by real-time tracking improves day-to-day planning and revolutionises the dynamic management of reactionary services, the collection of accurate employee time recording and proof-of-service delivery
John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director at Cybit, added: "The technology is also touching more and more areas of public service. It delivers progressive layers of return on investment. New services also now include more robust lone worker and mobile employee protection."
Kettering Borough Council's implementation of telematics has driven internal initiatives to develop existing route efficiencies, optimising reactive vehicle deployment across the Borough and eliminating costly duplicate journeys. Also, Kettering Borough Council has been able to intercept fraudulent insurance claims by proving vehicle locations in relation to alleged incidents.
In Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council states that Fleetstar-Online played a major part in optimising the productivity of its fleet, by controlling driving time and fuel efficiency. Also, Aberdeen City Council is impressed by Cybit's focus on tangible performance indicators: savings on fuel through the reduction of unnecessary mileage and reducing levels of overtime worked by drivers.
In Wales, Geraint Hopkins, Board Member for Fleet Management of Powys County Council, commented: "By installing Cybit we safeguard the staff driving the vehicles if they get into difficulties. We also carry out in-depth route reviews for all operations and collect asset information, which will help us further optimise efficiency."
As councils seek to realise the next layer of cost saving, more and more look at systems integration. Organisations can now transfer data without manual input into back-office systems – cutting down on the time and resources required for administration of vital services. This helps organisations link-in to activity of gritters, refuse collection vehicles or ground maintenance operations – as well as lone-workers. This gives local authority managers strategic overview of their resources and empowers key decisions on the deployment of assets.
"The pressure on government organisations to become more efficient doesn't have to result in a drop in service levels," continued John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director, Cybit. "Through the strategic integration of data, a range of different departments can automate many overly cumbersome processes and make themselves more streamlined – all the while improving the service to their stakeholders."
Fleetstar-Online is Cybit's industry leading, scalable suite of Internet-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and vehicle tracking tools. The high quality data relating vehicle and job performance is captured in conjunction with location information, reported and analysed through Fleetstar.
This allows meaningful business decisions to be made using up to the minute information on operational performance. Powerful reporting capabilities facilitate effective management of operational costs and productivity; support strategic initiatives around Carbon footprint; and increase compliance with legislation including Duty of Care and Health and Safety. The strategic importance of Fleetstar-generated information extends beyond vehicle tracking into the heart of the enterprise: Fleet derived information can be directly integrated into a range of business systems to improve the efficiency of the entire organisation. Fleetstar provides the business-critical information that organisations need to execute a clear and rapid path to return on investment.
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.
In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers. More than 2,000 business-to-business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 50,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, workflow management, CANBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.
Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world’s major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.
Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including mineral exploration and coastal security. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.
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