If you’re starting your first foray into the fleet management software world or looking to improve current practices, it’s never a bad time to look into a hosted solution. A hosted solution means that you receive the same software you already had (in some cases, with some additional functionality) but with a number of other benefits for your organization, budget, and resource allocation. The AssetWorks team has compiled a list of eight benefits that you could see by moving to or starting your organization with a hosted fleet management solution.
1. Improved Business Growth With Scalability
One of the most obvious benefits of a hosted solution is the fast deployment of new features, updates, scalability, and more. These often will specifically address your IT needs now and for the future, whenever predictable. At the same time, this streamlined work helps to save your organization costly site visits and headaches surrounding working out people’s schedules.
When entrusting your data to your provider, it’s important that they can demonstrate how they will keep your data secure, accurate, and readily available. At AssetWorks, we provide the specifications and data that will help support our claims for a load-balanced architecture, redundancy across the data center, and an uptime guarantee.
3. Access to the Latest Technologies
A hosted solution will come with an entire team of IT professionals with expertise in specific areas. Your provider’s IT professionals are prepared in a variety of fields to help answer your questions, perform particular tasks, schedule and execute upgrades, and much more. Their goal as a team is to ensure that your software is running and working for your organization.
You can leave the ongoing maintenance chores to the experts. When you host your fleet management software with your software provider, you never need to worry about maintenance or support. Your provider’s team is set up and ready to go when it comes to keeping your solution in good shape.
5. Help Desk
Your internal IT staff has enough on their plates. With hosted fleet management software, your vendor’s IT and support team schedule and perform all software and hardware upgrades, as well as respond to any failures or emergencies that may occur. In the same way, you can expect reduced incoming calls to your IT help desk, as calls about the software will go to the provider.
Hosted software solutions are billed annually, and businesses realize a lower total cost of ownership. When your fleet software vendor hosts your software, you can save money on operating costs. After the annual hosting fee, you can expect savings in upgrade fees, electricity, hardware purchases, additional staff, and more. Soon enough, organizations begin to realize a lower total cost of ownership.
7. Enhanced Security
Does the thought of keeping all of your vital and confidential fleet data at your location make you nervous? With hosted fleet management software, you can rest assured that your important data is being protected and monitored by industry professionals. AssetWorks’ hosted solutions make use of the latest technologies, relying on an integrated mix of services, managed appliances, and industry best practices.
8. Disaster Recovery
The latest version of database backup files and attachments are securely stored, with backups ready to be restored from off-site servers. Your information is important, and we know that a disaster could happen at any time. The security and accessibility of your data are non-negotiable, so AssetWorks has taken the steps to ensure compliance with high levels of data security standards (if you would like to learn more about these standards, please fill out the form below and be sure to specify that in the comment box).