GPS tracking: The best choice for you
With GPS tracking reports, users have the option to pull data for an individual device or an entire device group. In part one of this series we talked about how viewing reports online would be a great choice when viewing data for one vehicle at a time or, possibly, very small reports for the entire fleet. If management finds that they need to go back and review large chunks of data for the entire fleet or are having to constantly run larger reports then downloading the GPS tracking reports is a better choice.
Pulling up GPS tracking reports via the downloading method works best when you know the data is going to be more bulky. For example, if you desire to see historical playback data from 90 days back this type of data is best pulled into a report that will be downloaded as the attempt to view that much information online may bog down your computer. Downloading reports is a good idea when they’re needed for the entire fleet, too. Furthermore, the benefit to downloading this type of data rather than viewing it online is the ease of saving the spreadsheet of information for printing it off later if need be.
We hope after learning about reading your reports online versus downloading them that you know enough to make the best choice for you. The main thing to keep in mind when deciding between “View Online” or the “Request Download” option is the size of the report.
If you haven’t started using GPS tracking to optimize your fleets, we’re here to help you decide which devices would be the best for your team, answer any questions you may have about any of the features, and provide ongoing support when needed!
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GPS tracker: Which view works best
The better you understand how to use your GPS tracker system, the better you can help your fleet business to become more efficient. While your GPS tracker devices do give you the option to view everything on a live system, there are other benefits such as being able to pull older, stored data to review trends, make billing easier, verify payroll and more. Today, we’re going to talk about which view works best for the size of the reports you may be trying to pull up.
View Online: This option is best used for smaller reports. Depending on how busy your fleet drivers are in one day may determine how much data can be swiftly pulled up online without affecting the performance of your computer. For example, it’s highly possible for one vehicle to generate 25 pages of content on a daily standard report. This can, generally, pull up pretty quickly. If you’re doing this for an entire fleet and you have notice a lag in your system, it may be best to chose the next option.
Request Download: This option is best chosen when you think or know that the report you are about to pull is going to be large. With GPS tracker reports you have the option to pull data back to the last 90 days. These reports, especially for the whole fleet, would be best downloaded rather than viewed online. The benefit to downloading versus viewing online is that it is easier to save the spreadsheet of information and print it off later if needed.
With all reports the user has the option to pull data for an individual device or device group. This is the difference between choosing data for one vehicle at a time or, possibly, for the entire fleet. You may chose either with the “View Online” or the “Request Download” option with either as previously mentioned, depending on the size of the report. As new things are always arising with GPS tracker devices becoming more technologically advanced, we know there will be questions and we’re here to help. We hope that using this information you are able to have an optimal viewing experience of your GPS tracker reports.
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