TomTom Business Solutions Debuts Software Alliance Program

August 16, 2012  - By
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TomTom Business Solutions has launched the TomTom Software Alliance Program, a software integration, marketing, and sales program that delivers additional value to commercial fleets by integrating core TomTom fleet management technology with industry leading software, the company said. TomTom already has more than 100 industry leading software partners from the office automation, CRM, ERP, and Field Service Automation sectors as well as specialized industry software for towing, service, and transportation fleets.

TomTom’s Software Alliance Program provides easy access to TomTom Business Solutions’ set of APIs, enabling the development of integrated “over-the-road” vehicle and driver management capabilities, the company said. Leveraging these APIs and the company’s industry-leading map data, IQ routes, and HD traffic, TomTom and its partners can rapidly deploy a host of solutions including: quickest ETA vehicle assignment, real-time ETA calculations, two-way communications for dispatching and work-order flow, integrated turn-by-turn navigation, real-time GPS tracking, and driver safety features.

“Our fleet customers are already realizing a high degree of value from TomTom’s fleet management solutions and our value-added software partners,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president, TomTom Business Solutions. “Our decision to make more of our core technology freely available to more software companies shows our commitment to partnering. We believe our new Software Alliance program will lead to greater levels of innovation and value-add to a broader range of commercial fleets.”

“Working with TomTom, we have significantly increased the value of our solution for our customer, and this has enabled us to generate more revenue and profits to our company,” said Jim Weaver, CEO of Tracker Management. “We are very excited about exploiting the new APIs to factor real-time traffic info into our capabilities.”

“TomTom is an essential component of our solution and path to market,” said Greg Wietholter, president of Route Solutions. “Having a partner with a clear focus on developing over-the-road management solutions allows us to focus on our core competencies. The new software alliance program gives us more opportunities to remain competitive and on the leading edge of technology.”

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