How to compare GPS tracking software

fleet-trackingToday’s best GPS fleet tracking software does more than just monitor vehicles. The best tracking systems give business owners tools and information that can help them identify hidden problems, coach their mobile workers for better performance, reduce fleet expenses and improve visibility into essential business functions that can lead to higher efficiency and profitability.

So if you’re comparing GPS fleet tracking software, it’s important to consider how easy the system makes it to access information and translate vehicle monitoring data into insights you can use to run a more efficient, safer and more profitable business. In this article we’ll show you four important areas to consider when it comes to comparing fleet tracking software.


This is where you’ll measure how well your team is performing on metrics like idling, speeding, harsh driving, miles driven, hours worked, and more. If it isn’t easy to

use and understand, it can make it difficult to get real results from the system.

Alerts and reports

Getting information that’s easy to understand at the right time is critical. Watch for the configurability of alerts and reports so that performance information is easy to understand, instead of an avalanche of detail.

Administration and setup

Getting new software up and running can be a big problem – but it shouldn’t be. Make sure to ask your potential vendor to show you the details about how setting up your account works, as well as what settings there are that you can change.

Map quality and functionality

For many customers, the map will be one of the most frequently used capabilities within the solution. Because of how much time you will spend in this area of the solution, keep an eye out for how easy it is to navigate and how intuitively you can find what you’re looking for.

For more helpful information about how to compare GPS fleet tracking software, download a copy of the full 2017 GPS Fleet Tracking Buyer’s Guide.