Pimped Out Service Fleets – A Thousand Eyes on You!

What are the first things that come to mind when thinking of your service vehicles? Immediate thoughts might include…

  • Maintenance
  • Scheduling
  • Fuel Costs
  • Windshield Time

All of these are critical points for fleet management.  However, when is the last time you thought about your fleet vehicles as marketing machines?

According to the American Trucking Association study; The Visual Impact of Trucks in Traffic, showed a single commercial van with an effective exterior wrap can garner up to 16 million visual impressions per year. Here are some additional nuggets from their for you to consider:

  • 96% noticed truck side ads
  • 98% said fleet graphics created a positive image for the company
  • 96% said fleet graphics had more impact than billboards
  • 75% of people developed an impression about a company and its products
  • 29% would base a buying decision on the impression

Talk about an opportunity for company branding!

Some service companies have this dialed in recognizing their service vehicles are rolling billboards.

Here a few examples of how service companies have pimped their rides. to get your marketing and branding mind thinking:

Interior Magic - http://myinteriormagic.com

Interior Magic – http://myinteriormagic.com

Doctor Cool - Special look for Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctor Cool – Special look for Breast Cancer Awareness

Long Point Pest Control - A picture paints 1000 Words

Long Point Pest Control – A picture paints 1000 Words

Dent Geek

Dent Geek

If you’ve got an awesome ride you’d like to highlight send us a link and we’ll include it on this list.

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Zenware - Mobile, Cloud, Web, SaaS and Software SolutionsJody Sedrick, CEO
Follow me on Twitter: @jodysedrick and @zenwareinc
LinkedIn Profile: Jodysedrick
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Zenware Inc. is a Boise Idaho based company that specializes In custom mobile software development, custom iOS development, custom Android development, iPad software development, iPhone software development, custom web development, web hosting and SaaS based work order management software. We also have a powerful line up of off-the-shelf mobile cloud solutions; ZenTouch, and ZWarehouse

 

Mobile, Mobile on the Wall. Which OS is fairest of them all.

This week I was reading the Linked-In Group “ SAP Mobility –

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Mobilizing Business on the Move”. The question posed to the group “Which smartphone/PDA mobile platform, in your opinion, will dominate the market in five years Microsoft ( Mobile 7), Google (Android) or Apple (Iphone)?” seems to be the question many of the “mobile denizens” are asking.

With continued improvements in smartphones, mobile OS platforms, 3G/4G networks, apps stores, mobility platforms the raw ingredients are there for an explosion in business applications extending to mobile devices.

I get the feeling many companies are holding back their decision to extend business process to mobile solutions. It’s as if they are looking into the Magic Mirror attempting to divine which decision is correct. But as the power of mobile devices increase, cellular networks become faster and coverage becomes more ubiquitous the decision becomes even more urgent to move forward to stay competitive.

To me it’s less a question of what Mobile OS your going to adopt but which business process will be mobilized first. Areas you can achieve immediate ROI include:

  1. Mobile CRM
  2. Field Service
  3. Inventory Management
  4. Job Costing
  5. Route Management and Optimization
  6. Maintenance
  7. Mobile work order dispatch
  8. Parts and equipment consumption
  9. GPS Proof of Delivery or Inspection

Choosing the right mobile OS, platform and devices are important decisions. But the more important question is “when will you stop gazing in to the mobile OS mirror and take action?”

iOS 8 After One Day – Apple gets it right!

I’ve only used iOS8 for one day and I can already say iOS 8 is the best update in a long, long time!

iOS8_QuickAccessHere is my short list of improvements:

  • Predictive text is awesome!  Huge improvements when texting or constructing emails. About time Apple caught up with Android on this. It’s quick and responsive.
  • Significant improvements in the accuracy and speed of Siri. You may have heard that you can now activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri”. That is true but for some reason only works when your device is plugged into a power source.  Otherwise love the latest version of Siri.
  • Voice Text message. A “nice to have feature”.  This requires your recipient have iOS8 but you can send a voice text. I would say it’s a little clunky on the implementation but once you get the hang of it easy to use.  This of course will chew up your data but a nice.
  • Quick access to recent contacts. Simple down swipe from the top and a row for quick access to recent contacts called.
  • Deleted Photos. Ever accidentally delete a photo? No problem iOS8 now provides a Deleted Files folder to recapture those almost lost photos
  • Photo Timers.  Another “about time” feature. You can now set a timer, up to 10 secs, to capture a group photo.

Overall, very pleased with the latest update.  I’m looking forward to digging in deeper. Kudos to Apple for getting this update right.

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Zenware - Mobile, Cloud, Web, SaaS and Software SolutionsJody Sedrick, CEO
Follow me on Twitter: @jodysedrick and @zenwareinc
LinkedIn Profile: Jodysedrick
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Zenware Inc. is a Boise Idaho based company that specializes In custom mobile software development, custom iOS development, custom Android development, iPad software development, iPhone software development, custom web development, web hosting and SaaS based work order management software. We also have a powerful line up of off-the-shelf mobile cloud solutions; ZenTouch, and ZWarehouse