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Jul. 30, 2008
Telenav Press Release:  

GPS Helps Enterprises Go Green and Save Fuel
Mobile Resource Management (MRM) puts the brakes on environmental waste

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 30, 2008 – TeleNav Inc. recently surveyed business managers about the need to ‘go green’ and found that half of all executives asked would implement a GPS solution if it would help their company reduce carbon emissions and become greener. For organizations with mobile workers, a GPS-enabled Mobile Resource Management (MRM) service provides an ideal solution that helps them not only ‘go green’ but save on resources and reduce costs as well. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies who use MRM services have seen a 19.2 percent reduction in miles traveled since using the service. This results in less fuel consumption, which represents nearly 98 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted into the environment. MRM products and services, such as TeleNav Track(tm), enable organizations to optimize mobile workforce operations through GPS tracking and navigation, wireless timesheets, job dispatching and wireless forms – all by using GPS-enabled cell phones and smartphones. Enterprises are able to use existing equipment to increase efficiency in their business practices while also taking steps toward a more ‘green’ and lower cost operation. MRM features allow businesses to:

  • Lower carbon emissions – Using MRM, managers can dispatch workers to job sites that are only within their geographical location. In addition, they are able to monitor vehicle use and optimize routes to provide better service, to more customers, all with the same size fleet.
  • Reduce paperwork – With wireless timesheets and wireless forms available on their cell phones, employees spend less time filling out and submitting paperwork. Companies can eliminate paper waste when they adopt an MRM solution. This saves on environmental waste as well as on supply costs.
  • Save on fuel – Thanks to GPS navigation capabilities and an optimized dispatching service, mobile employees are able to route their destinations effectively as well as locate gas stations offering the lowest daily prices.
“It is extremely important in today’s society that enterprises recognize ways they can reduce their carbon footprints,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and senior director of marketing at TeleNav. “TeleNav Track is a business tool that makes sense across any industry with a mobile workforce. Companies immediately see positive impact to their bottom line, along with the knowledge that it is all being done through a green technology.” Currently, more than 8,000 organizations rely on TeleNav Track to help manage their mobile resources. In addition, industry analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan, recently recognized TeleNav Track with its 2008 North American Mobility Award for Best MRM Solution on a Handheld Device. For a free consultation or to order TeleNav Track, customers should visit http://www.TeleNav Treack.com or call 1.88.TeleNav.2 (1.888.353.6282).

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