Trimble top ABI Research’s 2013 fleet telematics Competitive Assessment list
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 09:23
NUMBER ONE: Trimble best telematics provider
Trimble has been ranked the number one telematics provider in the commercial fleet industry after topping ABI Research’s 2013 Competitive Assessment list.
Judged top for the very first time, Trimble beat 18 other fleet telematics service providers, including runners-up Telogis and third-placed 2012 winners Omnitracs.
Trimble impressed ABI Research with their strong global presence, increasing subscriber base, ability to address multiple sectors, strong technological innovation and secure financial position.
Gareth Owen, Principal Analyst of ABI Research, said: “Trimble’s strategy of acquiring key telematics companies is clearly paying off.
“Its recent acquisition of PeopleNet and Punch Telematix has boosted its presence in the trucking sector, particularly the enterprise sector, whilst its acquisition of ALK Technologies enables it to offer more sophisticated navigation services compared to its competitors.”
The annual survey was based upon a number of ‘Innovation’ and ‘Implementation’ criteria, with Trimble appearing as a top-three player in both categories.
Telogis, XRS and Trimble were judged the top three in the ‘Innovation’ category, with Trimble, Omnitracs and Mix Telematics leading the ‘Implementation’ category.
Second-place Telogis had high average scores in both categories, indicating that the company is strong across the whole range of evaluation criteria.
Omnitracs remained highly-ranked after retaining their dominant market share, showing strong presence in key regions and having a constantly-developing intuitive product range.
ABI Research’s annual Commercial Telematics Competitive Assessment is part of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Telematics Research Service.
The service provides detailed analytical and quantitative information on developments in the commercial telematics industry around the world.
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