MCS, the rental software specialist, has developed an MCS-rm Telematics Hub that enables hire companies to derive real value from their existing manufacturer telematics, making them easily accessible within MCS’ comprehensive rental management solution, MCS-rm.
The main issue for rental companies is managing the wide variety of telematics providers available. Having to login to each manufacturer portal separately makes it far too impractical to get to the information efficiently from the plant hire fleet and into the hands of the Rental Desk Manager. The alternative is to install brand new telematics units across their entire rental inventory, at considerable expense, in order to have just one provider from which to source their telematics.
As a result, rental companies rarely use manufacturer telematics to their full potential and any time delays in accessing data from their rental solution means they can be quickly abandoned.
Within MCS’ new Telematics Hub, rental companies can configure and consolidate all their manufacturer logins in one place to enable them to lookup the equipment telematics data when needed directly from their MCS-rm hire solution.
MCS-rm Telematics Hub will help companies access and analyse equipment location, maintenance, fuel usage and utilisation information ensuring that it has been used according to the terms of their rental contract.
Commenting on the latest development, Chris Clarke, MCS Software Development Manager says, “With the main providers already signed up to the MCS Telematics Hub and many more on the way, MCS leads the market in providing innovative, real-world hire software solutions that simplify everyday processes. MCS expects fleet telematics data to play a far more central role within rental businesses in the future with significant improvements in maintenance, safety in the workplace and active monitoring of ROI targets.”
MCS has been selected as a finalist for the Executive Hire Show 2018 Innovation Awards. The finalists on the Innovation Trail at the Show are selected according to several key industry criteria but must show genuine innovation.
MCS will be showing the MCS Telematics Hub alongside the MCS-rm rental solution and its new RM Mobile app at the Executive Hire Show 2018 on stand C70 between 7th and 8th February 2018.
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