What is Mobile Resource Management?
MRM, or Mobile Resource Management, is a term that was coined to encompass the tracking of a wide assortment of mobile assets, as opposed to just vehicles. The term is often used interchangeably with AVL, or Automatic Vehicle Location, which is common all-purpose term that describes the tracking of vehicles and other high-value assets, such as laptops and other costly equipment.
A successful MRM solution requires multiple components. The five fundamental components include
- Data Interoperability Server
- GIS Data
- Decision-Making viewing and reporting Software
The five components above work together to form a complete MRM solution. At CompassCom, we offer the most GPS capable hardware currently on the market, and we can work with the wireless carrier of your choice. We also have options for 2-way radios, Wi-Fi and satellite. Our unique CompassLDE server compiles data simultaneously to allow for real-time analysis. Our solution works with ESRI ArcGIS 10, and we offer a number of decision-making software tools, including CompassTrac 6, CompassWorks and CompassReports.
Businesses that Benefit from MRM
Any company or organization that has vehicles or other valuable assets can benefit greatly from MRM. It is especially useful for transport companies, public works, public safety, utility companies, commercial snow plowing businesses and any other business that has a vehicle fleet and other high-value mobile asset including as laptops, trailers and generators.
MRM is a valuable investment for businesses and organizations of all sizes. It is commonly used by many government entities to show accountability, efficiency and ensure public safety. MRM is also necessary for companies of all sizes that provide deliveries or other field services. For any business or organization with assets or personnel in the field, the benefits of MRM greatly outweigh the cost of the investment.
Benefits of MRM
While the most obvious benefit of MRM is being able to know where your vehicles and other resources are at all times, it doesn’t stop there. In fact, there are several benefits of investing in MRM for your business or organization. From increasing productivity to reducing costs and boosting your revenue, MRM is a worthwhile investment for any business or organization with mobile assets.
In general, MRM allows you to increase the efficiency of your workforce and the safety of your employees by managing costs and increasing accountability. The top reasons for using mobile resource management include:
- Improving customer service
- Improving the productivity of your fleet and mobile work force
- Improving safety for your staffy
- Obtaining fleet history in a standard database which allows you to product meaningful reports
- Decreasing fuel costs by determining better routes and monitoring vehicle idle time
When you choose CompassCom for your mobile resource monitoring needs, you will also enjoy additional benefits. We provide flexible hardware options so that you can find the one that best suits your needs. We can also help you integrate our MRM with other applications, and you will have the option to install our solution on premise inside your network ,or have us host the solution for you through CompassWorks. When you choose us for all of your MRM needs, you can have MRM your way, and it will be completely customized to suit your needs. Our MRM solutions are also reliable.
MRM utilizes a combination of technology, hardware and software to tell you more than just where an asset is located at a specified time. In recent years, it has become possible to manage costs and personnel through real-time monitoring of important data, such as:
- Fuel consumption
- Actual routes taken
- Consumption of materials like de-icing chemicals, sand, etc.
- Personnel activity in the field
With this valuable information in hand, business owners and managers can reduce costs and confidently meet a variety of requirements. TThis also allows managers to mitigate risk and decrease insurance costs by knowing immediately when problems arise.
At CompassCom, we are mobile resource management specialists. Since 1994, we have been on the forefront of providing advanced MRM and AVL solutions to businesses, organizations, government entities and more. We have access to all of the best hardware and software on the market, and we are global leaders in the MRM industry.
Whether you have a small business with just a few mobile assets or a large corporation responsible for a vast number of vehicles and a large field staff, we can help you create a customized MRM solution that will suit your needs. To learn more, call 800-787-0651 to speak with a CompassCom representative.