Author: Jenny Malcolm
Content Marketing Specialist
How to Identify Your Company’s GPS Tracking Point Person
Although managing a GPS tracking system is not typically a full time job, it is important to ensure the right person in your organization is put in charge as the point person for your GPS tracking project. To help you identify the best candidate for this role, you should ensure your GPS tracking point person meets these 6 requirements:
1. Knows your company
The point person must understand the ins and outs of your company to ensure the GPS tracking system selected is the best fit and is best utilized after implementation. In order to select the best software that will meet your business’s requirements, the point person should be able to identify the company’s strengths and weaknesses, key areas for improvement opportunity with GPS tracking technology, which departments will need to be involved, etc.
2. Understands GPS tracking and why your business will be using it
Even if your GPS tracking point person is not an expert in the technology going in, they must understand what GPS tracking is and why your business will be using it. Choosing a point person that understands the technology will ensure they get up to speed on best practices quickly so they can train and answer questions internally. Understanding GPS tracking will also help your point person explain to employees why your business will be using it to get everyone on board from the start.
3. Can talk about your vehicles and equipment with the provider
Your GPS tracking point person must be familiar with all vehicles and equipment throughout your fleet to deploy the solution. The point person must understand the different types of vehicles and equipment you have in order to select the best solution and tracking devices that should be implemented. This will also ensure the implementation is quick and simple.
4. Can implement and enforce your fleet’s driver policy
It is important that your company incorporate the information gathered from GPS tracking into your driver policies. Your point person should be able to create and enforce these new driver policies in order to maximize the effectiveness of the program.
5. Driven to implement the technology
Your GPS tracking point person should have a strong initiative to deploy the solution to ensure it happens effectively. The point person will act as project manager throughout the implementation, so they must be highly organized and detail-oriented. A systemized implementation of the solution will help your business get back to work faster and start receiving a ROI from the technology sooner.
6. Strong communicator
It is common for businesses to utilize GPS tracking data through a variety of departments in the organization, so the point person must be a strong communicator to convey information to other departments, answer questions, direct them on best practices, and ensure the data is being utilized fully.
To learn more about GPS tracking systems, contact GPS Insight!