Paragon Software Systems is increasing the number of vehicle tracking systems its routing and scheduling software integrates with.
Singapore-based Astrata Group’s fleet management system is the latest system to be interfaced, with five further partner integrations planned over the coming months.
“With the adoption of vehicle tracking expanding fast, it makes complete sense to use the real world information it provides to enhance transport planning,” said William Salter, managing director of Paragon Software Systems.
“We are continuously developing new interfaces to our Route Execution software to integrate with a growing number of vehicle tracking solutions, in response to customer demand. This latest integration undertaken by our team of dedicated developers takes the number of interfaced systems to 35.”
Paragon Route Execution – one of the Paragon Live modules - provides real-time visibility of exactly how vehicles are performing against plan.
Any issues can be seen immediately so transport planners can take steps to mitigate the impact, avoiding unnecessary costs and poor service delivery. It also provides the ability to interface multiple tracking feeds simultaneously, which is particularly important for operations that use more than one telematics system within their fleet. For example, transport organisations who want to track agency vehicles during peak periods.
“Taking advantage of highly accurate real-time information, the integration of vehicle tracking and routing and scheduling provides an early warning system. It can alert transport planning and customer service teams to potential delivery delays or missed time windows, making it possible to better manage exceptions and understand how they will impact schedules. It also enables the analysis of what is happening on a day-to-day basis against key performance indicators, allowing transport operators to target continuous improvement and create tighter, more accurate plans for the future,” added Salter.