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We have had a few customers ask for the ability to report on their drivers’ activities throughout the day.

One needed to count the number of passengers picked up.

One needed to count the number of mobile blood draws and mobile x-rays performed.

So we advised them to enter these numbers into the Garmin in their vehicle.

By doing so, with a space between the various numbers, we now allow them to report on the number of “activities” throughout the day/week/month.

They simply enter the # on their Garmin, and it shows up like this in a report

Reporting how many "things" a driver does throughout the month

Reporting how many “things” a driver does throughout the month

This report shows the number of “draws” and “Xrays” performed, as input by the driver into the Garmin.

If you wanted to show it by day (then export into Excel, for instance) you would check the “Daily” box shown in this report below:

Reporting how many "things" a driver does daily for a week

Reporting how many “things” a driver does daily for a week

This then breaks it out by day (and you can run up to 31 days currently):

Reporting how many "things" a driver does daily for a week

Reporting how many “things” a driver does daily for a week

If you want to see exactly when the driver performed this, you can simply run a stop-notes report as shown below:

Running a Stop-Notes Report

Running a Stop-Notes Report

This shows each stop’s detail, along with the entry by the driver stating how many of a “thing” he or she did:

Stop Notes detail on how many actions performed by a driver (via Garmin Entry)

Stop Notes detail on how many actions performed by a driver (via Garmin Entry)

Generically, we simply call these “Tally 1”, “Tally 2”, and “Tally 3” — but if you want to let us know what your numbers mean (and in which order), then we will label them for  your account so they show up more meaningfully in reports for you.

Then you can run your own simple analysis on this data within Excel, create graphs, etc:

Graph showing number of blood draws and X Rays performed over time

Graph showing number of blood draws and X Rays performed over time

As always, we’re open for new ideas, and happy, willing, and QUICK to put these features into GPS Insight for your and other customers’ use.

Enjoy!

Rob.