What is Integration?
The definition of integration is the process of combining individual computing systems or software applications into a unified whole.
How it Benefits You:
Integrating GPS tracking data with your other business applications is beneficial to you because it provides a more complete view into your fleet operations. By compiling data from different sources in the format you need to see it, you will have better insight to make important business decisions.
The Different Types of Integration that VistaTrackGPS Offers Customers:
API’s: API’s provide a form of communication to push or pull data about your fleet between our servers and your back-end systems, e.g. ERP, Dispatch, CRM, Order Entry. These are usually more manual and do require someone on your end that is familiar with them. The most common API requested is a location API that sends vehicle/ asset location information only.
Map Overlays: Map overlays are GIS maps or business specific mapping information that is layered into a GPS tracking platform’s mapping. This way you can view business specific points of interest such as power lines or manhole covers and your vehicles at the same time.
Data Connect: Data Connect is on the high end of integrations and is the most technical. It is a fully customized integration that involves custom programming to make your different software applications talk to each other. Many businesses don’t need this because it takes all of the GPS tracking data received and pushes it all to you. In most cases that is too much data.
Data Dump: Data Dump takes information that is available in two systems and brings them together on a scheduled basis to provide a report or summary of the information that is most valuable to the users. An example of this would be a fuel card report. All of the fuel card data is sent to the GPS tracking provider and matched up once a day with the location data to determine if there is fuel card fraud.