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30 Fastest Growing IoT Companies 2016

A Proven Leader in the Telematics Industry: Geotab

“I don’t think about financial success as the measurement of my success.” – Christie Hefner

Geotab is a proven industry leader in the area of fleet management and vehicle tracking technology, also known as telematics. Geotab’s advanced telematics is used to manage employee productivity and significantly reduce accidents. It helps manage the maintenance, inventory and fuel management of the company’s fleet vehicles. Geotab data is open and is easily integrated into the IT systems to automate.

Many Fortune 500 companies rely on the company’s technology to provide measurable management data. Since Geotab provides end-to-end hardware and software solutions that are entirely scalable, both enterprise organizations and small-to-medium sized firms are active users. Geotab is the inventor and manufacturer of the products. These products are represented and sold worldwide through hundreds of partners. With over 100,000 daily users of Geotab software that processes over 600 million data points daily, Geotab has established itself as a world leader in helping businesses move forward.

Geotab was started in 2000 in North America. Since then, the company has been committed to achieving engineering excellence within the telematics industry. With a solid reputation in the industry, Geotab has won various respected awards from well-known organizations such as Microsoft.

Solution Offerings

Productivity: Geotab has developed various productivity reports to help clients visualize the fleet and driver activities throughout the day. With easily stored trip history information, one can recreate any of the trips at any time and for any date specified. This includes in-depth views for various events, such as time spent at the office, on the road, and at customer locations. What’s more, one can see a summarized view of all the trip information, including fleet performance metrics such as least driven asset, most driven asset, as well as highest idle asset.

Risk and Safety Reporting: Geotab’s fleet safety reports provide advanced insight into the drivers’ on-road activities. Risk and safety scores are assigned to individual drivers based on various factors: speeding, seatbelt usage, braking habits, degree of corner turn, acceleration, and after-hours vehicle usage. Also, Geotab reports illustrate daily, weekly, or monthly driving trends to enable managers to develop performance benchmarks. Geotab’s Risk Management Report is a customizable feature report used for loss control. It summarizes default data such as speeding, idling, distance and trips, and it can be easily enhanced by adding fleet safety rules such as reversing when leaving, speeding over the limit, driving aggressively and many more.

Fleet Optimization: From fuel usage to fuel fill-ups, Geotab reports on all aspects of fuel to help you identify and reduce unproductive miles. With a GPS tracking system, fleet managers are able to achieve fleet fuel efficiency by better managing routes, vehicle speed, idling time, fuel cards, and vehicle maintenance. Geotab offers the most extensive reports and metrics to help you reduce the fuel consumption. With Geotab’s reports clients are able to improve the fleet’s fuel economy and observe side-by-side fuel data that will allow you to monitor any driving behavior that is linked to increased fuel costs.

Compliance Management

  • Cut down on paperwork
  • Reduce administration costs
  • Minimize violations
  • Improve driver safety and efficiency
  • Deliver real-time access to information
  • Show up-to-date logbook information to law enforcement/DOT
  • Improve the CSA safety ratings by managing the factors that drive the HOS BASIC score

Expandability: Implementing telematics for the business growth means staying focused on the 5 year business plan and tapping into the potential of the rich data that is available, in addition to extending the information to assist in making measured management decisions. This milestone setting refresh will enable you to achieve a long term vision for growth. The future of telematics is connecting data with business processes and operations. Their Marketplace, SDK and culture of being the foundation of a data strategy for businesses is why Geotab is a global leader in telematics. The first and simplest way to expand growth in telematics is to visit the Geotab Marketplace and connect with a wide range of applications written by developers and business solution providers. If you are interested in one of the Marketplace solutions, follow the instructions and start building the data expansion strategy.

Some of many happy customers
“Our trucks were crisscrossing each other. With Geotab, I was able to show how many times we were crossing into each other’s territory , that is fuel we don’t need to burn. So, it reared its ugly head just by watching where the trucks were going.” – Dave Dyer, Fleet Manager, Toromont CAT.

“If you have any number of vehicles on road, then I would highly recommend Geotab.” – Benoit Chenier, Fleet Manager, Richelieu.

Meet the Key Executive

Neil Cawse, CEO: Neil is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur and engineer who has been founding and running his own businesses since 1992. In 1998, Neil sold his software development company with over 100 engineers to Datatec. In 2000, Neil founded Geotab Inc., which is now the largest telematics company in the world, as measured by new vehicle subscriptions on a yearly basis. Geotab has been voted one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Canada and has been ranked in the top 200 in North America for the last four years. Neil at heart is an engineer and this passion keeps him involved in the day-to-day engineering and design of Geotab’s systems. Neil believes that the company’s success stems from the company’s integrity, it’s forward thinking ideals and foremost the customer receiving the right solution. In 2015, Neil Cawse was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario.