Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ME NewsWire: MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with PoolCar, an online software-as-as-service (SaaS) vehicle booking system provider, to deliver a fleet management solution to a leading global humanitarian organisation.
The partnership sees them deploying the system across four (4) countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa as a pilot project. The humanitarian organisation was having difficulty on oversite and control of their vehicles. They were keen to implement a global solution which would give them the ability to require their employees to book vehicles online along with being able to monitor their location in real-time.
The MiX In-Vehicle-Monitoring-System (IVMS) provides extensive driver and vehicle management functionality through an on-board computer and online tracking portal. Complementing the IVMS, the online booking platform manages journey requests and automates the approval and driver allocation workflows.
Brodie von Berg, Head of Sales and Marketing at MiX Telematics Middle East & Australasia says, “It’s great that our combined efforts and innovative technologies have translated, not only in a safer driving environment, but also into increased efficiencies of a non-profit organisation; allowing them to utilise their funds where they are needed the most.”
The fully integrated solution allows staff to book a vehicle and nominate if they are self-driving, or if a driver is required. PoolCar manages the entire workflow, from initial request, management approvals and driver allocation using combined email and SMS notifications. Each journey is tracked in real-time via the MiX Telematics online portal; giving management extensive oversight into their fleet in order to maximize efficiencies and increase safety.
“We are truly delighted to partner with one of the world’s leading Telematics companies“, commented Kurt Lingohr, Managing Director of PoolCar. “The integration of our two leading platforms offers massive potential for fleet optimisation and back-office efficiencies. “
About MiX Telematics:
MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to more than 566,000 subscribers in over 120 countries. The company’s products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT).
PoolCar designs and develops car sharing technologies to help run motor vehicle pools more efficiently and effectively. Based in Victoria, Australia, PoolCar has implemented its systems in over 10 countries across industry sectors including Healthcare, Education, Local Government and Humanitarian. Approaching 10,000 cars under management and 1.6 million vehicle bookings, PoolCar’s suite of integrated products include the world’s leading online vehicle booking system, its own in-house designed KeyMaster® electronic key cabinets and its new smartphone-enabled vehicle keyless entry module.