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Roadmap monthly newsletter - June 2013

  1. 1. Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.com Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet Intelligence Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Colombia |Cyprus |Croatia |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg | Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain | Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 1 Roadmapmonthly newsletter Editorial t seems like only yesterday we started developing Frotcom for a Portuguese company. It still amazes me to see how far this project has come. For one, just look at the great meeting we held in Lisbon this month of June. Partners from countries as far apart as South Africa, Greece, the UK and Colombia were present to share their views and experiences. Over the three days, we were able to receive invaluable feedback, discuss the roadmap and present some upcoming features. The Frotcom Team is definitely moving forward. In second place, the fact that Frotcom is continuously growing in spite of an economical and financial turmoil which has left few countries untouched, makes it clear that not only is Frotcom a good solution but it is even more useful when companies have to keep controlling and cutting costs. Each month, more and more companies adopt Frotcom as their selected fleet management system. In third place, due to our strong focus in fleet management, the solution has evolved and now become a reference or even the standard in many of the countries where it is being distributed. One Partner told us that in their country companies now look for “a Frotcom system” in the same way that we all use brands such as Jeep, Jacuzzi or Aspirin to mean a generic product. I believe that all this is not an accident. It is the consequence of having a good plan, sticking to it and then listening to customers and business partners; correcting what needs to be corrected and taking in all the good suggestions we can. At the end of the day, the solution becomes more powerful than ever and customers receive all the benefits. PS - By the way, that first Frotcom customer…is still a Frotcom customer. This in itself says a lot about why Frotcom – both the system and the service provided to customers – is being so successful. Valério Marques, CEO - Frotcom International A note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please do not hesitate to get in touch at roadmap@frotcom.com. I June 2013 In this issue New Certified Partner Frotcom arrives in Colombia Case Study BALI Location offers van rental upgraded with Frotcom News and Events Frotcom Bulgaria exhibited at the “Truck Show Kamioni 2013” Frotcom Team gathers in Lisbon for the 3rd Annual Meeting This and much more…
  2. 2. Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.com Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet Intelligence Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Colombia |Cyprus |Croatia |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg | Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain | Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 2 New Certified Partner Frotcom arrives in Colombia June turned out to be a month full of accomplishments and happy events for Frotcom. One of them was the creation of the new Frotcom Colombia. The main focus of the company’s activity is to provide value-added integrated logistical solutions for customers, maximizing their performance and service levels, as well as to provide them with interesting tools for competitive differentiation. “Our company joins Frotcom’s network because we know that Frotcom International has a long and successful experience in vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions. We are sure that partnering with Frotcom is a big opportunity for us to grow and achieve, as planned, at least 20% of the market share in the next three years, gaining a respectable position in the Colombian market,” said Lina Bernal, Director at Frotcom Colombia. Regarding the new partnership, Nuno Liñan, CMO at Frotcom International communicated “This partnership represents an important milestone for Frotcom, as we continue our rapid growth and further extend our global reach into new international markets. We are confident that Frotcom Colombia will be successful in the Colombian market and we will be actively involved in helping them reaching the desired objectives.” ROADMAP welcomes Lina Bernal and the Frotcom Colombia team on board and wishes them successful operations. About Colombia: officially the Republic of Colombia is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in north-western South America. Colombia is the 26th largest country by area and the 4th largest in South America. Colombia is a middle power, the 4th largest economy in Latin America, and the 3rd largest in South America. The production of coffee, flowers, emeralds, textiles, industrial chemicals, plastics, ferroalloys, coal, oil and financial services are the most representative sectors of Colombia's economy. Source: Wikipedia > Capital Bogotá, D.C. > Currency Peso (COP) > Language Spanish > Population 46,366,364 > Territory 1,141,748km2 > GDP USD 502.874 billion Did you know? Reducing the impact of transport on global warming Transport is currently one of the main causes of pollution. When it comes to climate change and global warming, there is a strong case to argue that there is a link between the carbon dioxide produced by transport and rising temperatures. Europe is putting CO2 reduction high on its list of priorities and the transport sector is one area that can help. To make this happen, the EU is working on boosting the use of electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, natural gas and liquid petroleum gas. Streets are changing The use of clean and energy efficient vehicles saves money, keeps the planet healthier and provides business opportunities for those developing innovative technologies. While private buyers are enjoying an increasingly wide range of choices when it comes to fuel-efficient cars, or cars that don’t run on oil-based fuels, public authorities are also doing their bit. Now, when they decide which vehicles to use in their fleets, they have to take on board how much fuel the engines will use and the amount of CO2 and other pollutants they will emit. Source: European Commission
  3. 3. Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.com Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet Intelligence Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Colombia |Cyprus |Croatia |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg | Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain | Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 3 Case Study BALI Location offers van rental upgraded with Frotcom Bali Location became unique in Belgium, when they decided to equip their vans with Frotcom and made it available to all customers. For those who need to use Bali Location vans in Belgium or abroad, Frotcom can ensure the safety of customers and goods during the rental. The company places at the disposal of its customers a fleet of vans with load capacities from 10 to 15m3 . Clients are able to make use of diverse rental services for removals such as van rental without driver, trailer rental and van + trailer rental, as a whole. According to Mr. Hbali Ismail, owner of Bali Location, “Frotcom offered us a smart and useful solution for the direct detection and tracking of all vans in real time. With Frotcom we can offer prices for national rental and other prices for international use. Moreover, by employing this system in our vans our customers feel safe and in control of their goods.” Roadmap congratulates the Frotcom Belgium team for this successful project! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ News and Events Frotcom Bulgaria exhibited at the “Truck Show Kamioni 2013” On May 30th and 31st , 2013, the 3rd edition of Truck Show Kamioni took place in Lenovo, Bulgaria. This show welcomed more than 50 professional exhibitors from the transport sector and nearly 2200 visitors. Most of them were owners, managers and employees from companies in the field of auto transport, wanting to see the newest models, products and services of the industry. Frotcom Bulgaria couldn’t miss this show and exhibited in its booth the abilities of the Frotcom system and all its features, such as two-way communication, Eco- driving and the new Workforce Management module. During those days, Frotcom Bulgaria had the opportunity to meet with their clients and also with prospect clients who expressed their interest in Frotcom. ROADMAP congratulates Frotcom Bulgaria for the participation in this event! Tip of the month Displaying consumption information on fuel graphs This feature is focussed on all companies using analogue fuel sensors and the Fuel management module. The objective in the case of this type of fuel level sensors is to have similar information to the one already available for CANBus fuel control: Fuel graphs have a new semi- transparent collapsible panel showing information about fuel consumption in the selected period. To slide the panel up and down, click on the small arrow to the right of the word Consumption. The information presented is the following:  Distance - Distance according to GPS, travelled by the vehicle in the period under analysis.  Fuel consumption - Fuel consumption estimation from fuel level, according to the rules established for the detection of refuelling and drainages.  Average consumption (L/100km) - This is the fuel consumption divided by the total distance travelled in the period and divided by 100Km.  Average consumption (L/hour) - This is the fuel consumption divided by the total travel time in the period. This feature is only available for accounts with Fuel management active, because parameters regarding refuelling and drainage are necessary to estimate consumption.
  4. 4. Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.com Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet Intelligence Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Colombia |Cyprus |Croatia |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg | Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain | Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 4 News and Events Frotcom Team gathers in Lisbon for the 3rd Annual Meeting This year Frotcom International held the 3rd Annual Meeting in Lisbon – Portugal. From May 30th through June 1st , Frotcom Certified Partners from around the world came together to learn, share, collaborate and act on all the issues facing Frotcom’s business. The agenda of the meeting was created to encourage debate, exchange ideas and share valuable information. The keynotes covered Frotcom’s facts and figures, the announcement of new features and sharing business experiences, which offered rich and helpful insights to all participants. Apart from the meeting, on the last day of the event, Frotcom partners participated in a unique adventure through the streets of Lisbon. During this tour Frotcom partners were challenged with a quiz about Lisbon’s history, using the most recent Frotcom module - Workforce Management. Equipped with Androids 3G tablets with pre-assigned tasks, they had to answer a quiz about Lisbon by filling forms and taking pictures at each imperative staging point. This adventure turned out to be an amazing experience bringing together the Frotcom Team in a dynamic and cheerful atmosphere. According to participant feedback, the 3rd Frotcom Annual Meeting was a success and source of motivation and inspiration for upcoming projects and challenges. Frotcom Team is leading the way! Next, on Roadmap News and events, more new Frotcom features and tips will be presented. This and more, so don’t miss the next issue of Roadmap.

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