The Benefits of OEM-Agnostic Telematics

By Brian Frederick
August 30, 2017

One telematics solution to rule all OEMs

If you’re working with heavy equipment, you’re probably using telematics in some form or another. Why wouldn’t you? This technology tool gives you great insight into how your machinery is used and helps you identify places where you could be more efficient and increase profits.

But there’s also a good chance all of your equipment doesn’t come from one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). No, if you’re a typical contractor, you have machines from a bunch of different manufacturers, possibly including Skyjack, John Deere, Cat and Komatsu. And each of these manufacturers has its own telematics platform that’s incompatible with all the others.

That means flipping back and forth between two, three, maybe five different programs to get a picture of how your fleet is operating. There has to be a better way — a way to aggregate all this data into one platform.

The benefits of single-dash reporting

No one ever said fleet management was easy. Requiring incredible organization and multi-tasking skills, an aggregated telematics solution significantly simplifies the task.

Further, it helps improve control and protect against theft, as you only need to look in one location for all your machines. If something is missing or not where it’s supposed to be, it’s easy to spot. Contrast this with flipping between programs, where if it’s not on your screen, it might as well not exist.

Single dash reporting also helps you get a clearer picture of your entire fleet. Instead of trying to hold information from various manufacturers in your head at the same time, you can see it all together. Is one piece underutilized? You’ll quickly understand why and can take steps to alleviate the problem.

It also makes tracking costs easier. You can generate reports for your fleet or specific machines in one location. And because it comes from one program, it’s formatted the same way, which makes reading and deciphering information that much easier.

ES Track integrates all of your telematics data into one platform, regardless of OEM

ES Track is the only telematics platform built by contractors, for contractors. Because our company’s founders actually ran a contracting business before founding EquipmentShare, they understand the challenges of operating a construction company on a day-to-day basis.

And like you, their fleet wasn’t comprised of just one type of machinery. They had scissor lifts from Genie, excavators from Yanmar, and wheel loaders from Komatsu. And that’s not even mentioning the flatbeds and big rigs required for material and machinery transport.

That’s why ES Track integrates everything, from all your equipment, into one convenient dash. At a glance, you can see exactly where everything in your fleet is, what it’s doing, and how it’s running — without flipping back and forth between windows.

If you’re using multiple telematics solutions right now, you probably don’t need much convincing on how much more convenient an aggregated solution is. But what you may not know is that when it comes to OEM-agnostic telematics platforms, there’s only one name that matters — ES Track.

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