, Smartrak and Garmin announce new partnership

A ground-breaking collaboration between software innovator, Smartrak, and GPS heavyweight, Garmin, is bringing the remote worker back into the office – digitally.

Melbourne, Australia, MAY 28, 2019 – Fully integrating workforces in the field with head office management and keeping tabs on mobile vehicles and assets has always been problematic. Inputting operational field data into IT systems has been mired by the lack of real-time information, often being reliant on paper forms and regular data entry; a practice diminished by non-compliance, inaccuracies, and week-long delays. Leaving management without the essential information to make informed decisions.

Now, a combination of Smartrak’s powerful information gathering and analytical capabilities and Garmin’s feature-packed 790 telematics tablet has closed the gap between head office and operations in the field. Improved awareness of business operations beyond the car park and significantly upgraded capabilities around worker safety is helping managers make informed real-time decisions. Operating on the open-source Android platform the Garmin 790 integrates seamlessly with many existing mobile field force management programs, providing the platform for online job sheets, reporting, time sheets, and more via customised apps.

Smartrak’s GM of Product Strategy, Meredith Palmer highlights the value of real-time in-field data. “This is a productivity, information sharing, and duty of care story that resonates at all levels of an organisation, from remote workers to the C-suite.”

Management’s dream of migrating time-consuming paper tasks to a digital platform that easily, accurately and consistently reports and analyses day-to-day remote worker and vehicle activities now a reality with Smartrak and Garmin’s partnership.

“Superior navigation capabilities, world-class telematics and the exciting potential of the Android platform are bringing fundamental changes to our industry.” Said Troy O’Connor, CEO, Smartrak.

The seamless integration of management and remote worker environments within an integrated digital platform will undoubtedly be welcomed by organisations. The recognition of productivity enhancements and service responsiveness will help organisations deliver on their business goals. For organisations that are pursuing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) the implications are profound.