mobile engineer tracking software

Mobile Engineer Tracking Software


This refers to the act of tracking engineers throughout their working day using GPS technology combined with a mobile app or other software to view their position on a map. It also allows for the use of route planning software to determine the most efficient way for engineers to move around throughout their working day.

Mobile Engineer Tracking Software makes use of advancements made in mobile technology and the apps that have developed to take advantage of that. Most of us are now familiar and more importantly comfortable with making use of GPS technology to get around using satellite navigation systems (Sat Nav), GPS location services to pinpoint our position on maps such as Google Maps, localised public transport apps like NX West Midlands and personal fitness apps like Strava.

Such tracking systems move us away from leisure and tourism into the world of work. It is now possible to track engineers in relation to their assignments, giving detailed information about their exact location and estimated arrival time for their next appointment. Although many organisations see this as an advantage, there are also those that shy away from such monitoring of their engineers, seeing it as excessive or unneeded. It must be remembered that every situation is different and although the implementation of GPS tracking for mobile engineers may be the best option in some cases, it is not needed or appropriate in others.

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