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Sep. 3, 2008
Telenav Press Release:  

Keeping an Eye on Enterprise Engines
Study unveils U.S. managers are in the dark when it comes to monitoring corporate vehicle whereabouts

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 3, 2008 – According to a recent study of business supervisors commissioned by TeleNav Inc., 94% of those who deploy corporate vehicles are completely unaware of their fleets’ location during work hours. “The results of our survey are staggering. Not knowing where your fleet is throughout the day can result in higher fuel costs, increased payroll expenses and sub-par customer service. By actively managing the location of these fleets, companies can unlock hidden savings and improve overall service,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and senior director of marketing at TeleNav. Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software and GPS-enabled cell-phones allow companies to know where their vehicles are at any given time. Through this, businesses of all sizes are able to increase their productivity and reduce costs. According to industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, “MRM services appeal to all sizes of companies, with customer rollouts reaping a high, hard-dollar ROI based on a number of business benefits, including reduced fuel and labor costs and improved job completion rates.” For example, line managers can use GPS tracking to review routes to see if trips are running longer than expected, or determine the vehicle nearest to the customer and dispatch more efficiently. Additionally, MRM services can estimate how long it will take a vehicle to reach a customer’s location, which can help increase overall customer satisfaction. GPS navigation provides vehicles with direct routes, reducing mileage driven and unnecessary fuel use, while also saving valuable time employees might spend lost in the field. Furthermore, as employees travel on direct and shorter routes, less routine vehicle maintenance is needed. TeleNav’s MRM service, TeleNav Track™, uses cost-effective GPS mobile phones and an Internet-connected computer to give companies visibility into their fleets. Since TeleNav Track is a Web-based hosted service, companies do not need to install special software on their computers and do not require an upfront IT investment. TeleNav Track includes a variety of workforce management features, including GPS tracking / reporting and navigation, as well as wireless job dispatching, wireless forms and barcode scanning. Currently, more than 9,000 organizations rely on TeleNav Track to help manage their mobile resources. 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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