A GPS Software System for Business Owners

A GPS Software System for Business Owners

Trying to install a GPS software system on your own could be possible, but if you are a business owner, you need help.  Off-the-rack programs were not developed for business use.  They are consumer products, designed for various purposes like hobbies.  They were not designed with your business in mind.


In order to get a customized program, you will need to contact a designer.  Designers are contractors or subcontractors.  Their fees are usually reasonable and they save you money in the long run.

Trying to adapt an off-the-rack program to suit your business needs could be more costly than you can even imagine.  The first cost is the time involved.  If you are a smart business owner, you know that time is money.

Developing a program to fit your needs is the designer’s responsibility.  You talk to the designer about what your tracking needs might be, such as the number of vehicles in your fleet.

You may need individual devices to be used for driving directions.  The available devices vary in price.  A good designer can help you decide which devices will provide the features you need at a price you can afford.


Once the design is finalized, it takes some time to develop a customized GPS software system.  The contractors and subcontractors you hire to design the program should be able to provide an estimate of how long it will take for the development phase.

Contacting a smaller independent contractor can be advantageous in regards to time.  Independents are able to devote more of their time and attention to individual contracts, because they do not have hundreds or thousands of customers.  You are as important to the contractor as he or she is to you.

Once the design and development stages are done, it is time to implement or deploy the new GPS software system.  Subcontractors come to you to take care of that part.

Individual devices are installed on trucks or other heavy equipment.  The operations center is set up.  You and your employees are schooled in using the new program.  At least, that’s how it should work.

When you are interviewing designers, you might ask about how much involvement they have in the deployment phase.  The designer may consider his job done when the program is ready to go.


That could leave you looking for your own subcontractors to install and implement.  You might have to take time away from your already busy employees to have them help.


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