Helpful Hints When Considering Purchasing a GPS Tracking System

  • The program should be easy to navigate and not consume your time to do so.
  • Think twice about buying a system that requires software to be loaded onto your computers. (ancient technology)
  • How often is the data updated and displayed?
    • Think how far your vehicle can travel during the tracking time offered.
    • A vehicle can travel a long way in 5, 10, 15 or more minutes.
  • Some companies say they track your vehicle every minute but then only show it in their reports every 5 minutes or more.
  • Find out what mapping software supports the system you intend to purchase.
    • The world's greatest system works poorly using poor mapping data.
    • There is a world of difference in mapping software used throughout the industry.
  • Are program updates included at no cost?
  • Try navigating the software yourself to see how user friendly it is.
  • Does it take a lot of time to accomplish the tasks you want to perform?
  • How often do you have to change viewing screens to get the information you need?
  • Is it easy to access your fleet from every screen view?
  • If you intend to lease or lease with the option to purchase your system do not allow the monthly system costs to be included in the lease.
    • Why add interest onto the monthly system fee.
  • Can the system be interfaced with other software?
    • How easily?
    • What is the cost?
    • Will the system supplier work with you in accomplishing this?
  • Is training included?
    • What about when you have new employees join your company.
  • Purchase from someone who will take responsibility for the sale, installation and service after the sale.
    • Too many companies' user jobbers to install their systems, who install, and then are gone.
  • How and who will help you after the sale?

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