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John Deere, HCSS Partner to Improve Telematics Integration

Posted on August 15, 2016 · Posted in fleet tracking software, GPS Tracking, Telematics

John Deere has selected HCSS as its data integration partner to bridge the gap in equipment data management. The key solution is to integrate John Deere’s WorkSight software package with JDLink data to improve telematics functionality for customers.

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has been actively working with major heavy equipment manufacturers to standardize telematics data available for easier integration into other applications, commonly known as the “Application”.

“Our partnership with HCSS empowers customers to leverage the existing telematics connection on their John Deere equipment and see their JDLink machine data in the powerful HCSS tool suite in conjunction with other telematic brands,” said Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight.

“In addition, customers will be able to easily link from the HCSS application to the MyJohnDeere.com environment when they need to order parts, manuals, or have a closer look at a John Deere machine in the JDLink Dashboard. Seeing all brands of telematics data in one application optimizes a customer’s fleet management decisions and eliminates manual data entry and jumping from one manufacturer’s portal to the next.”

HCSS offers a complete suite of construction applications for both fleet operations and equipment management. Utilizing HCSS’s proprietary software applications with OEM telematics data integrated into a single portal, John Deere customers will have direct access to valuable data like meter readings, scheduled maintenance and location. Customers will also have access to machine specific information like fault codes, utilization hours, and fuel consumption data for their entire fleet, regardless of the manufacturer.

“Integrating JDLink with the HCSS portfolio gives our shared clients an edge by leveraging data to make more informed decisions to drive productivity, which is critical on the jobsite,” said JP Giometti, HCSS director of strategy and RD.

“We look forward to utilizing the open JDLink Machine Data API and integrating vital telematics data into our HCSS products. Combining these two into one cohesive system will enable us to thrust our fleet department forward into a future of advanced planning of scheduled maintenance utilizing real-time telematics. We recognized early on that GPS location services and telematics data would be highly valuable to our business, so we partnered with HCSS in 2007. In nine years, we’ve leveraged GPS and telematics to hone our operations, achieving a significant return on investment,” said Matthew DiTarando, John Deere customer and IT manager at COMANCO Environmental Corporation.

John Deere selected HCSS as a partner based on compatibility with its WorkSight technologies and ease of use with customers. HCSS also is an alpha tester of JDLink Machine Data API (AEMP 2.0), which is scheduled to launch later this year.

For companies not operating newer equipment with OEM GPS and telematics but still needing affordable GPS tracking and equipment monitoring, EquipTrac offers basic, low cost options to help maximize bottom line ROI without sacrificing reliability.

Source: John Deere