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Roadmap monthly newsletter - January 2012

  1. 1. January 2012Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New Features Individualization of working periodsEditorial and permitted driving periods New vehicle counters in fleet2 011 marked another year of growth for Frotcom International, with 30% YoY growth in turnover. Case Study Not bad at all, according to the current economic Cybarco Ltd adopts Frotcom to its climate. contracting operations fleetAnd so I am very proud to confirm that we have been able to choose a goodstrategy from the very start. Keep customers in mind, create a good product, News and eventschoose good partners and stick to the plan. Simple, right? Frotcom International – in aWell, easier to say than to actually do it! continuous effort to promote sustainable events That’s why it’s not uncommon to see companies lose focus when they get all This and much more… sorts of inputs, often contradictory, t from the market. There is, in most tech companies at least, an almost irresistible force which drags you to areas which fall out of your original plan.Imagine a Formula 1 car trying to win the race and at the same time pitstopping in every lap. That’s what many companies try to do. Not easy to winthe race that way, is it?Frotcom International listens to the market, of course. How could we not?Customers are always our priority. But once a plan is defined, it cannot bechanged every month.It is paramount to be able to distinguish between market trends, which mustbe followed closely, and market fads, which are usually short term hypeswhich can take you off course.In the fleet telematics business, we have had many such fads. And many morewill come. In the end, I believe, there is one question which must be asked aboutany new gadget, accessory or service. It is, sort of speak, the acid test: “Will thisadd real value to our clients?”If it doesn’t, no matter how fancy and glowing it may appear, we can be surethat it is a fad. These are the pit stops to avoid.Valério MarquesCEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 1
  2. 2. Did you know?New FeaturesIndividualization of working periods and permitteddriving periodsHaving different working periods You can get access to the storyfor different vehicles that of the automotive industry in allgenerate different results in the EU members statesvehicle usage report has becomea reality. Simultaneously, users The European automotive industry hascan also benefit of different a long history in Europe. Today you canpermitted driving periods for access the profile of any EU memberdifferent vehicles, generating different results in the usage out of permitted states illustrating key facts and figuresperiod alarm. But this individualization is not mandatory. If all your vehiclesshare a common working period, then you only need to specify the general about the automotive industry. The linkworking period for your company. The same method applies to the permitted bellow will direct you to more detaileddriving period. information you want to know about any country in Europe. vehicle counters in fleet Let´s check for example some facts It is now possible to know not only about the automotive industry in how many vehicles are in each Slovenia. user defined place (and corresponding place type), but also how many vehicles are outside of any user defined place. In the example on the left, vehicle Although it is a small country, its CY XXX000 is the only one automotive sector is relatively currently in a Place. 19 vehicles are extensive, with more than 90 outside of any Place. The total companies and total employment of number of vehicles is 20. over 24,800 people. Total revenue amounts to € 4 billion. Vehicles,Fuel consumption per hour is now visible automotive components and other related equipment represent 20% ofIn vehicles with CANBus, users can Slovenian goods see the fuel consumption perhour, in addition to the fuelconsumption per 100km. This can beparticularly interesting in the controlof trucks working in civil or road construction, for instance, in which there isn’t alot of mileage, and fuel consumption must be controlled in terms of enginehours. To see a more detailed report aboutRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 Slovenia’s automotive industry clickFrotcom vehicle tracking system | here.Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 2
  3. 3. Tip of the monthCase study Create and send a tracking ticketCybarco Ltd adopts Frotcom to itscontracting operations fleet Tracking tickets are a way of allowingCybarco Ltd (, one of the leading contracting and property external users, for instance customersdevelopment companies in Cyprus, has signed an agreement with FrotcomCyprus to adopt Frotcom Vehicle Tracking system for a better management of of companies using Frotcom, to followtheir fleet. up the whereabouts of their cargo.Since its formation in 1945, Cybarco has always been associated with quality, The Tracking Tickets is a part of thereliability and creativity. The company has earned this reputation by consistentlydelivering projects of the highest standards to all its clients – on time and on CRM module in Frotcom. You canbudget. access it by opening the CRM tab. To create a tracking ticket the New button on the right corner at the bottom of the page makes it possible. Tracking Tickets can also be created from the Map views. You just need to right click on top of the vehicle you want to associate the tracking ticketIn 2011, the company adopted Frotcom to its contracting operations fleet. with.According to Mr. Panicos Palochis, Plant Manager at Cybarco, “We haveinstalled Frotcom Vehicle Tracking System on all 50 double cabs allocated to allforemen and lower class employees, machine operators and laborers. Theimmediate results observed were a drastic decrease in the usage both duringnormal working hours but also and most important during after-hours andweekends/public holidays, in the region of 8-10% of the total kms travelled. Thisin effect is more than 50% of the non-working hour’s utilization.The prime advantage of Frotcom vehicletracking system is the easiness of receivingthe information through automatic reports A window will show up displayingand alarms. First thing in the morning a set of tracking ticket details to be filled in:the previous day reports for usage and thealarms assigned, namely max speed, idlingtime are received directly on my mobile. Byemploying this system we feel safe and incontrol of our fleet.”ROADMAP congratulates the Frotcom Cyprus team for this successful project! In few easy steps you can create, sendRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | and manage your own tracking tickets.Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 3
  4. 4. News and events Next, on RoadmapWorld Day of Remembrance for RoadTraffic Victims in Greece News and events,Last year the European Road Safety Charter concluded its national signing more new Frotcom featuresevents tour in the amphitheater of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport andNetworks in Athens, Greece. and tips will be presented.The event was a huge success as it attracted not only a large number ofparticipants but also a variety of organizations that were willing to commit toroad safety related actions. Among the organizations committed to improveGreece’s roads was also Frotcom Hellas which is a signatory of the European This and more, so don’t missRoad Safety Charter. the next issue of Roadmap.At the beginning of this year another important eventengaged these organizations in a systematic effort to raiseawareness on road safety and encourage safe drivingbehavior. The event marked the establishment of the WorldDay of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Greece onthe 3rd Sunday of November, set by the Hellenic Ministry ofInfrastructure, Transport and Networks. Frotcom International - in a continuous effort to promote sustainable events On 20-22 June the Rio+20 Conference will present world leaders the opportunity to create a new paradigm of sustainable lifestyles for the rich and poor alike, as well as for everyone in between. It will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The objective of the conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess progress and implementation gaps in summit outcomes on sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges. Furthermore, it will focus on two themes: 1. a green economy in the context ofsustainable development and poverty eradication and 2. the institutionalframework for sustainable development. For more information about thistremendous event visit the official website at: Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 4