360 Score: 2.98
(4 Reviews)
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DESCARTES in Commercial Vehicle Telematics

  • Ontario, Canada
  • 1981
  • $101MN to $500MN
Company Overview
The Descartes Telematics & Compliance™ components and fleet tracking capabilities includes Descartes SmartFleet™, Telematics Device and Descartes FleetCenter™. Descartes solutions includes integrated route planning, enhanced planned vs. actual route performance with superior fleet monitoring and management of driver and vehicle tracking.

Features
  • Descartes Telematics Solution includes intelligent in-vehicle driver coaching, vehicle diagnostics, detailed data recording, comprehensive driver behaviour monitoring.
  • It comes with user-friendly interface allowing planners to quickly choose different views, work on multiple screens, and use drag-and-drop functionality to manage all mobile resource scheduling requirements.
  • It collects data required to properly log and report on Hours of-Service and electronic driver log rules.
  • Descartes Telematics solution offers sensor telemetry like data loggers, temperature and door sensors and on-site assets with comprehensive sensory coverage of engines, motors and hydraulic systems with detailed utilization reporting and analysis capabilities.
  • It offers integration with communication technologies which allows the use of: Bluetooth™ hands-free headsets; cell phones; tablets; wireless barcode readers; and electronic signature capture.
  • It provides customizable feature alerting users about specific events or exceptions.
  • It utilize real-time transfer of data to provide accurate source of driver and vehicle information.
  • It monitor and electronically control idle time to comply with company policies and city idling ordinances.
  • Telematics solution also manages safety and security issues with DVIR, SOS button, driver scoring, vehicle track and trace and unauthorized use of fuel card.
USP

Descartes offers the industry’s most comprehensive fleet and mobile resource management solutions. It manages driver performance and comply with government regulations. It comes with integrated route planning, route execution, mobile applications, and vehicle telematics. Descartes Telematics and Compliance™ is telematics device with GPS Tracking software. It Manage Hours of Service (HOS) Compliance, IFTA, Electronic Driver Logs and Fleet Safety.

DESCARTES SYSTEMS GROUP Popular Comparisons
Evaluated against 95 key buying criteria
Strengths
  • Product Maturity / Road Side Assistance / Safety, Security &...
    In-vehicle coaching
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  • Product Maturity / Support / System Integration & Deployment
    Easy plug & play device
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  • Product Maturity / Fleet Management / Dynamic Routing
    Predefined Roues
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  • Product Maturity / Fleet Management / Navigation / GPS / Rou...
    Best GPS tracker
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  • Product Maturity / Driver Management / Driver Time Analysis
    Manages driver time
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  • Product Maturity / Road Side Assistance / Alerts & Notificat...
    Sends automated notifications
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  • Dynamic Routing
  • Navigation / GPS / Routing
  • Driver Time Analysis
  • Cloud
  • Consulting
  • Driving Pattern Analysis
  • Engine Predictive Maintenance
  • Fuel Management
  • Location Tracking
  • On-Premise
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Driver Behaviour Assessment
  • Driver Information System
  • Safety, Security & Emergency Management
Weaknesses
  • Does not provide driver scorecard
    It does not come with automated driver behaviour assessment and scorecard. Need to do analysis by spending more time to get the same. Show More
  • Cost for extra update
    Decartes charges extra for new updates and programming provided by the company. Show More
  • Insurance & Claims Management
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Reviews

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“Schedules routes for drivers"

Descartes solution provides pre-defined route plan and assess how vehicles are performing based on it.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
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“Need to pay for updating"

Decartes charged some amount when there was a need to update software and programming was needed. They can update it free of charge or can charge only once.
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“Great resource for the trucking industry"

I like that the app is easy to use for my drivers. The app will continue to monitor the driver even when he's off the load unless you end the route manually.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
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“GPS tracking for monitoring vehicle"

Descartes views and monitors out-of-route travel and miles as well as early and late arrivals. This helps in analysing time and also let to take more work if there is early arrival.
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#1 Fleet Management / Navigation / GPS / Routing
#2 Fleet Management / Dynamic Routing
#3 Driver Management / Driver Time Analysis
#4 Road Side Assistance / Safety, Security & Emergency Management
#5 Support / Maintenance

DESCARTES SYSTEMS GROUP QUADRANTS

DESCARTES SYSTEMS GROUP has chosen it’s strengths in these 3 territories
  • Niche Quadrant

    All-Middle East and Africa

  • Niche Quadrant

    All-Asia-Pacific

  • Niche Quadrant

    All-Europe