BURLINGTON, N.J. — Fleet maintenance management software supplier Dossier Systems and telematics provider Geotab have launched an integration of their products.

Dossier maintenance management software has been integrated with Geotab’s MyGeotab software platform. According to the companies, this provides meter and engine diagnostics data to Dossier, and bi-directional DVIR (driver vehicle inspection report) fault and resolution information between the systems, eliminating paper forms and associated errors and delays.

“Fleet managers are already overwhelmed with data,” said Bob Hausler, Dossier Systems’ vice president of marketing and technology. “One of our primary objectives is for Dossier to digest all of the fleet maintenance data and identify what needs to be done.”

Hausler said that by integrating with Geotab, Dossier’s exception-management Daily Reminder dashboard is populated automatically with preventive maintenance services that are due based on meter updates, and work pending requests based on eDVIR failed inspections and engine diagnostic events.

With the Dossier-Geotab integration, after setup configuration, no special operational steps are required in either system, according to the companies. Drivers or operators complete inspections and identify any defects in Geotab. Inspections with defects are automatically retrieved by Dossier, and all maintenance activity is handled in Dossier using standard workflows.

Once the defects are addressed and the work items closed, Dossier communicates the repair information back to Geotab to close the loop. Meter and diagnostic trouble code information is automatically sent to Dossier and posted.

“In short, all relevant information is available in each system to improve performance and compliance, and manual forms and associated errors are eliminated, meaning less work, not more,” Hausler said.

Joey Marlow, executive vice president of U.S. operations for Geotab, added that the integration offers customers “advanced methods for streamlining their operations, improving their compliance, and reducing downtime.”

The completed integration is released and available to mutual Dossier Systems and Geotab clients immediately.

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