The Geotab Marketplace is the ultimate online solutions center for fleet management. From in-vehicle cameras and Bluetooth asset tracking, to apps for managing maintenance and fuel tracking, you can find a wide range of solutions for your business, all integrated with Geotab’s open telematics platform.
Officially launched in July 2015, the Marketplace is rapidly expanding and on track to feature over 200 third-party applications.
Watch our YouTube video for an overview of the Geotab Marketplace.
Overview of the Geotab Marketplace
The goal of the Marketplace is simple — to provide a richer set of solutions for our customers. Long ago, Geotab made a decision to focus on making our hardware and software platform the best it could be, and to rely on partners to build on it.
Geotab focuses on our core strengths:
- Scalability — Have the capacity to support a growing customer base, and accommodate those customers as they grow in fleet size.
- Security — Ensure our end-to-end solution is rock solid from a security perspective.
- Reliability — Maintain peak functionality and optimize uptime for customers.
- Expandability — Provide a platform on which partners and customers can build on and grow.
We realized we could not be all things to all people. Therefore, Geotab built an incredibly robust, clear and well-documented software development kit (SDK) so customers and partners could build on the platform. Then, to market these solutions, we launched the Marketplace.
How to Navigate the Marketplace
The Marketplace has been designed to be easy to navigate, like an app store. On the left side of the page, you’ll see a menu bar where you can select the type of solution (MyGeotab Add-Ins, Hardware Accessories & Add-Ons, Mobile Apps, General Software Solutions, or Custom Reports).
You can also browse by category, such as asset management or safety, or, type a keyword into the search bar. Filter your search by clicking Beta Solutions or Free Solutions on the menu bar.
The Geotab Marketplace has a growing selection of apps and add-ons for fleet management.
What You’ll Find on the Marketplace
Here is a quick description of the different types of Marketplace solutions. To download or obtain a solution, go to the specific Marketplace page and click the Request Information button, or talk to your Authorized Geotab Reseller. If you don’t see something you are looking for, please contact us or your Reseller.
These are software-related solutions that are “added in” to the MyGeotab user interface. Once installed, the add-in will appear as an option on the MyGeotab main menu. The fleet dispatcher or manager can easily launch the add-in with the click of a button.
Hardware Accessories and Add-Ons
Add-Ons are hardware interfaces in the vehicle that extend functionality. They may or may not send data through the Geotab GO7 telematics device, but they are always located in the truck or car. Sometimes they will consist of a hardware component communicating or passing data through the Geotab GO7 using an IOX-RS232 or IOX-CAN to send the data.
Other solutions in this category include hardware that is in the cab, but sends data over Wi-Fi or its own wireless connection instead of through the Geotab GO device. Our camera solutions are examples of this.
As people rely more on smartphones and tablets to get work done, mobile apps are becoming an important part of business in many industries. Going mobile can have a positive impact on worker productivity and efficiency.
On the Marketplace, you can find apps for gamification, paperless forms and invoicing, and much more. Geotab Drive is the driver’s app for Hours of Service, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR), driver ID, and messaging. You can also add other tools or solutions to Geotab Drive. Look for more mobile apps to be added in 2017!
General Software Solutions
The Marketplace software solutions are useful for fleets who need to pull data out of MyGeotab. These solutions will often pull odometer values, engine hours, fault codes, engine data, and location information. The benefit here is automating fleet tasks such as routing, real-time tracking, and notifications.
Custom reports for MyGeotab help you go beyond basic fleet reporting. Designed by our team of Geotab Solution experts, you can download these reports for free and easily add them to MyGeotab. Read this review of some top Geotab fleet management reports.
What’s Next? Upcoming Marketplace Solutions
Much more is planned for the future. We are always looking for ways to improve the Marketplace and we will have a lot to announce in 2017.
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