Orange Business Services launches new Fleet Performance solution

Orange Business Services is offering an enhanced version of the Fleet Performance service, confirming its commitment to providing and operating a simple and packaged technological solution on a large scale, with lasting reliability.

This solution offers new options tailored more specifically to certain activities. In addition, Orange Business Services is maintaining significant investments in its service platform and plans to roll out enhanced options throughout the year.

Fleet Performance can be adapted to all business profiles, from self employed professionals all the way up to multinationals. No investment is needed; this turnkey solution includes a monthly subscription per vehicle – from 33 Euros – with the equipment, communications, data management application and all the accompanying services, including fitting (network of 150 fitters across France) as well as dedicated telephone support.

Fleet Performance helps managers to: rationalise their fleet’s journeys; manage their costs effectively; better inform their customers and users.

For instance, users will be able to see an increase in productivity, with one additional operation per day, as well as significant savings, with fuel consumption cut by an average of 5% to 10%, and a more efficient and profitable organisation, thanks the optimisation of the vehicle fleet.

Fleet Performance factors in the specific issues and requirements of a wide range of activities, from goods transport to construction and civil engineering, breakdown services (breakdown technicians and after-sales service), transport of people, retail (sales management), cleaning and local authorities.

For example, for truck drivers, the HR management option makes it possible to automatically escalate their driving times in order to calculate their pay. With the geo-intervention connection option, it is possible to geolocate technicians equipped with a PDA and assign them on missions based on their location.

With the tracking in the event of theft option, an alarm is automatically transmitted to a security company. With the route optimisation option, managers are able to prepare their routes for work or distribution thanks to a business application.
With the future enhanced navigation terminal option, a screen will enable drivers to plan and visualise their trip, benefit from information on traffic, the nearest service stations with their fuel prices, access the Yellow Pages, etc.

Thanks to the optimising fleet management service, managers are able to optimise the routes for their vehicles and teams, as well as the management of assignments, while improving preventative maintenance. The Fleet Performance service includes: A new generation communicating unit, linked up to the Orange Business Services server; and each vehicle is fitted with a geolocation unit, with an integrated SIM card, escalating information to Orange Business Services’ central server through the Orange mobile network. This new generation unit makes it possible to incorporate new features (e.g. temperature sensors for refrigerated trucks, tachograph connections, automatic reporting of information on fuel deliveries made, automatic monitoring of the use of construction and civil engineering equipment).