USA: Rand McNally and TMW Systems have announced integration between Rand McNally’s TPC 7600 and TND 760 mobile fleet solutions and TMW Systems Innovative R9.5 transportation management software. The software comprises Innovative Access and Access Plus SaaS platforms as well as Innovative IES for on-premise IBM i Systems.
Rand McNally and TMW Systems share a long-standing technology partnership with existing integrations like TMW Systems TruckMate, TMWSuite and TL2000 transportation management software products.
The Innovative IES integration is enabled by Rand McNally’s Connect web portal and IBM i middleware software which enables:
- Text message communication pushed to the in-cab device from operations, curbing the telephone communication requirement between dispatch and truck
- Data on each vehicle’s position within operations, to offer customer service, aid scheduling and tracking of out-of-route miles
- Circle of Service form messaging for immediate communication of task completion and next steps
- Tracking miles in real-time for fuel tax calculations, customer billing, and operator settlements
Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally, said: “Now we can accommodate any customer on any platform that TMW offers. Our ease of integration, along with the advantageous pricing and easy installation of our products, will make it easier than ever for fleets to generate the savings and efficiencies that mobile communications offers. In addition, fleets will be well positioned for the upcoming EOBR mandate.”
Jennifer McQuiston, Director, Partner Management, TMW Systems, said: “The new integration with Rand McNally’s products creates additional options for our customers to incorporate valuable mobile communications in their business. The critical information that moves between our Innovative IES system and the in-cab devices from Rand McNally can help carriers to improve driver and asset utilization, and streamline operations.”