Smart Fleet Management: Supercharge with Open API and Third-Party Integrations
Modern fleet management makes use of data from the best technologies to determine the needs of your business. Separate innovations have given us GPS tracking software, temperature gauges within refrigerated trucks, video feeds from dashcams, and more data.
The way that those applications and programs interact with each other is essential to gathering clear information quickly.
By design, thanks to a public Application Programming Interface and third-party integration of other technologies, all of the data you need from a variety of separate tools can be accessed together and customized into a database. The data can be interpreted together in one place by computer, rather than by you as you look at separate reports from different programs.
When your applications work together, you get a bigger picture of what your fleet needs and what it can do.
Additionally, working with your customers’ businesses to design a programming platform that effectively communicates with their applications and yours will save you a lot of time and headaches. Customizing a platform with open API allows you to more easily interpret the information from a variety of sources and transmit the data where you need it to go.
What is Open API?
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a series of commands that can be used to send or get data from a web service.
An API is public, or open, when anyone can access the documentation about how the data is forwarded and execute the commands needed to interact with the web service, though you might still need to authenticate yourself for the sake of security.
Open API is a specific guideline created to standardize APIs, allowing services to communicate more easily. It essentially means that all the programs and applications will speak the same language.
For example, open API and third-party integration create an agreement among Internet programs to transmit data. It allows your Facebook or Google information to be easily entered into an order form for an online retailer.
Publicly accessible programming data and a common language among apps make it easier to do business over the Internet, allowing a large number of separate programs to work together to interpret the information you need with minimal fuss.
To put it more plainly, open API is like a restaurant waiter who communicates your order to the kitchen and then returns with your food. It is the go-between, allowing different programs to connect, interact, and relate to one another.
Open API and Third-Party Integration Can Build Your Business
Open API integrated with technology from third-party developers allows for the Internet tools that your customers use and the data that you gather for your fleet to interact. Understanding the programs that your customers have in place within their business allows you to customize a system that quickly, comprehensively, and securely works with your own.
This customizable technology best suits your customers’ business needs and your own. A shared language among applications allows you and your customer to be alerted when a shipment arrives at its destination or if an incident occurs. It gives you both access to data, for open API allows for communication among a variety of programs, even if you and your customer use different apps to receive information.
Openly available Internet programming information can also allow developers to create new ways to use data in the future by building upon the existing programs and information that came before. Perhaps with open API, your company and your customers can find new paths and build new tools together.
GPS Trackit API & Technology Partners
GPS Trackit uses an open API that functions as a web service. It enables customers and third-party developers to more efficiently move vehicle location, performance, and engine diagnostic data to other systems. This allows your business the opportunity to integrate your data across a number of platforms and programs, serving you and your customers. It communicates with the programs you use and with the programs they use, giving you both access to the interpreted data.
GPS Trackit’s existing products utilize Amazon Web Services Cloud Technology, Google Maps and LTE technology so that its clients have access to that data and those solutions. Additionally, it is possible to integrate third-party solutions into a specifically designed system for your business, making the Internet tools work for you and partner businesses.
GPS TrackIt integrates its programs with:
– Fuel Cards (WEX)
– Point of Rental
– Jonas Software
These apps can be customized to suit your specific data integration needs.
A system designed specifically to pull the information that you need and make the best use of it will supercharge your business, giving you data gathered from multiple sources in one location and creating a resource vital to your fleet management business and its customers.
To learn more, speak with a fleet advisor who can answer your questions and discuss your needs.