Contigo has launched the Contigo Messaging Solution, the latest productivity tool available with the the firm's mobile resource management system.
The Contigo Messaging Solution works in combination with an in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminal (MDT), the firm's installed GPS tracking beacons, and the web-based Contigo mobile resource management system to support two-way messaging and dispatching capabilities. Using two-way messaging, dispatchers can now send jobs and instructions to drivers, allowing companies to lower their cell phone bills or eliminate the need for driver cell phones altogether. This not only reduces operational expenses, but also reduces driver distraction from intrusive cell phone calls and provides a record of communication between dispatchers and drivers.
Drivers can update their status in real time so dispatchers can determine which drivers are at customer sites, on a break, in traffic, or available for new jobs. Drivers can enter billable information in conjunction with customer visits, providing driver accountability while streamlining billing and invoicing. Dispatchers can also view time card reports for a summary of driver activities over a certain time period.
Contigo's Messaging Solution integrates with the Contigo 6200 GSM/GPRS fleet management beacon. Using the web-based software application, fleet managers can track their vehicles in real-time and review a variety of reports for stop time, trip distance and duration, and idle time. Fleet managers can also benefit from scheduled maintenance events and receive proactive notifications of pending maintenance conditions. Large fleets can be segmented into virtual departments, providing access control and permission management for an unlimited number of users.
For more information, visit www.contigo.com.