During our most recent interview with Bill Powell, Director of Enterprise Architecture at ARI, we asked him to brief us on how the company’s considerable investment in technology, including a five year partnership with SAP to develop solutions on their HANA platform, has led to some groundbreaking technological developments in fleet management.
Powell cited an example: “HANA recently enabled us to create the ARI Fleet Health CardTM. HANA allows us to take disparate information from across the organization, whether it’s maintenance information, resale information, fuel information, and stitch it all together for our customers so they are able to truly see what is happening with their fleet in real time and be empowered to ask the right questions that have an impact on operations and, hopefully, on the bottom line.
“We’ve also integrated statistical analysis into it. So now it’s not just a matter of taking a look at what happened – truthfully, anyone can do that. Anyone can collect information and tell you where your money went. The really impactful questions are why did something happen and what can you do about it? And what levers can we pull, what recommendations can we make, what changes need to occur so this doesn’t happen again, or conversely, if it’s something good, how do we do more of that?”