Based on its recent analysis of the integrated fleet automation solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes TouchStar with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership. TouchStar's highly efficient FleetAtlas Framework systematically integrates data from multiple applications onto a single platform, empowering operators to seamlessly communicate and transmit data among drivers in the field and the back office. It is a powerful tool for improving user efficiency and generating business intelligence that can be analyzed from various locations.
TouchStar developed its FleetAtlas Framework to specifically address fleet operators' critical needs. The platform consists of:
• Telematics applications for fleet tracking and driver management;
• Dispatch and Planning applications for improved efficiency in fleet management and scheduling;
• Mobility applications for automated transaction processing;
• Compliance applications for accurate records of the Department of Transportation's (DoT's) safety procedures;
• Planning applications; and
• Business Intelligence for precise reporting and decision-making.
"The use of a single vendor helps end users reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and facilitate scalability," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Paola Conti. "The company's keenness to deliver solutions that can turn raw data into actionable information establishes it as a leader in a market that is increasingly demanding smart and predictive performance analytics."
TouchStar has partnered with leading software and hardware providers to offer device and smartphone capabilities that can be used with or without cellular connections. Along with mobility integration, TouchStar provides WellSite, an application that serves as a personal assistant to truck drivers in managing their end-to-end field operations. Simultaneously, its ServiCE mobile application helps increase the utilization of service technician, inspection and workforce automation. Both of these mobile applications are aimed at improving end-user performance.
Other innovative applications from TouchStar include iTRACK, a cloud-based fleet tracking solution; intelTRACK, an expandable dynamic telematics solution; and OPTITOOL, for advanced scheduling and optimization. These tools and innovative applications are designed to reduce the performance variability of an organization, without compromising the ability to scale efficiently.
"Furthermore, acknowledging the varied capabilities of its customers, TouchStar has developed a wide range of solutions to meet their needs," noted Conti. "For customers that require value additions, it has a comprehensive solution that integrates multiple sources of data into a manageable platform."
Overall, TouchStar has entrenched itself in the integrated fleet automation market by demonstrating the strength of its solutions, one client at a time. Its ability to deliver a software solution that directly impacts a fleet operator's bottom line by meeting its operational benchmarks positions it as a frontrunner in the market.
"We're very honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan," said Peter Gibbs, TouchStar CEO. "We feel that this Award affirms the outcomes our methodology of delivering truly connected solutions through our FleetAtlas Framework delivers as we move closer toward the realization of a totally integrated, digital oil field."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, as well as increased market share.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
TouchStar (touchstargroup.com) is a leading multinational logistics and mobility software provider delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of the Oil & Gas, Field Service, Transportation, and Consumer Goods industries. With a 20 year history and systems worldwide, TouchStar provides cloud and on-premise solutions ranging from fleet tracking applications to comprehensive enterprise mobility and automated accounting solutions. Relied upon by organizations of any size, from many of world's largest energy, logistics, and field service companies through to smaller, localized service organizations, TouchStar's FleetAtlas framework is highly scalable and provides the foundation for a progressive automation journey. TouchStar is headquartered in Tulsa, OK with technology and support offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Germany.
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