Telogis Inc.

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Telogis Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware
Founded2001
HeadquartersAliso Viejo, California, USA
Employees251–500 (2012)
Websitewww.telogis.com
 
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Telogis Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware
Founded2001
HeadquartersAliso Viejo, California, USA
Employees251–500 (2012)
Websitewww.telogis.com

Telogis Inc. is a privately held US-based company that develops location-based software to manage mobile resources.[1] Telogis sells software as a service (SaaS) which incorporate location information into applications for industrial users as well as geospatial software development toolkits.

History[edit]

Telogis was founded in 2001 by Newth Morris and Ralph Mason. It provides strategic and dynamic routing, real-time work order management, telematics, and mobile integration.[citation needed]

Former Novell Inc. Chairman and CEO Jack Messman is chairman of the board of directors.

In February 2009, Telogis acquired Darby Corporate Solutions.[2] In July 2010, Telogis acquired the assets of Remote Dynamics,[3] expanding its growth into the construction and heavy equipment industries.

In February 2011, Telogis acquired the assets of Intergis, a provider of routing, mobile resource and fleet management software for approximately 2,000 small to mid-sized business fleets.[4] Private investors provided $2.9 million for this transaction.[5]

In June 2011, Telogis partnered with Ford on Crew Chief, technology in several of Ford's commercial vehicles.[6]

Telogis released a service called Progression in September 2011, for routing, real-time work order management, telematics and mobile integration.[7] In November 2011, they announced the acquisition of NavLogix.[8] The acquisition included Onboard Advisor, a risk-reduction product supplied by insurance provider Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation. Telogis announced an initiative in March 2012 with insurance company Travelers, becoming a provider for its IntelliDrive fleet safety program. [9]

In late March 2012 Telogis announced the acquisition of the Maptuit business, extending its reach into location-based intelligence and feedback-driven map data, for industries such as oil, gas and mining that operate in remote areas where commercial map information may be limited.[10]

In July 2012[11] Telogis announced the acquisition of Navtrak, adding significant growth to its user base particularly in the small to medium fleet segment. The acquisition resulted in Telogis Navigation,[12] a unique product that offers drivers a community of their peers and built-in feedback systems to provide up-to-date road network information.

The company was ranked as one of Orange County's fastest-growing private companies in 2010.[13]

Telogis was named one of America’s most promising companies by Forbes, named a 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner, named to its fourth-consecutive Technology Fast 500™ by Deloitte,[14] and ranked on the Inc 5000 list every year since 2007 as one of the fastest growing private companies in North America by Inc. Magazine's.[15]

The company's first outside venture capital was announced in October 2013, with $93 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.[16]

Products and services[edit]

Telogis provides enterprises with a location-based intelligence platform that allows them to effectively manage all their mobile resources. This platform offers fleets a single web-based tool that covers a range of business operations including telematics, route planning, personnel monitoring, asset tracking and work order management. Support is also provided to telematic OEMs, developers of mapping applications and API system integrators.

Telogis Fleet (formerly OnTrack[17]), the company’s GPS-based fleet productivity and management platform, is a service for fleets. Telogis Fleet performs real-time tracking and statistical metrics of vehicles installed with their GPS tracking devices. The devices stream GPS data to the Telogis servers via GSM and CDMA cellular and satellite networks. Telogis Fleet gives fleet managers secure, remote access to real-time GPS vehicle and driver information as well as providing dispatch and route optimization, weather and traffic data, custom GIS map data, and hand-held products for fleet optimization.

Telogis application programming interface tools and software development kits provide an additional level of customization. For example, customers customize Telogis Fleet and layer vertical-specific GIS data, such as gas and power lines into the web-based viewer.

Telogis Route is a vehicle route planning and optimization tool for fleets. It enables fleets with large numbers of vehicles to plan routes, factoring restrictions such as customer time windows, driver skills, vehicle attributes or equipment needed for the job. Telogis Route is marketed as software as a service through a web interface.

Telogis Progression is a web-based SaaS that offers real-time job creation, tracking (including estimated time of arrival and completion), routing (including preplanned routes and dynamic changes throughout the day), dispatching, customer service notifications, route compliance reporting, job completion reporting, real-time traffic conditions and integration with existing ERP systems via API tools.

Telogis Mobile[18] (formerly OnTrack Workforce[19]) is a wireless location-enabled application that allows businesses to increase regulatory compliance, streamline operations, and improve customer service while eliminating paperwork and manual dispatch functions. Telogis Mobile can be run on any Windows CE device.

The navigation functionality enables drivers to route themselves to known customer locations as well as new locations entered on the fly. Stops can also be dispatched using Telogis Fleet.

Telogis GeoBase geographic information system (GIS) and mapping software supports maps, navigation, geocoding, reverse geocoding and route optimization for vehicle telematics. The strong demand for a geospatial mapping platform was initially derived from other peers in the AVL and GPS location industry. Telogis GeoBase is used by AVL companies as their geospatial platform to power their applications including companies such as Stanley Steemer, Descartes, and Dexterra as well as government agencies.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telogis Inc Company Profile". 2010. 
  2. ^ "Telogis Acquires GPS Tracking Business Darby Corporate Solutions". 2009. 
  3. ^ "Telogis Buys Remote Dynamics". 2010. 
  4. ^ "Telogis Acquires Mobile Resource and Fleet Management Solutions Business of Intergis". 2011. 
  5. ^ Lora Kolodny (February 11, 2011). "Telogis Raises $2.9 Million More To Help Companies Manage Fleets, Reduce Emissions". Tech Crunch. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Telogis Powers Ford's Next Generation of Crew Chief". 2011. 
  7. ^ "Telogis Introduces Telogis Progression: the Industry's Most Advanced SaaS Work Order Management Platform". 2011. 
  8. ^ "Telogis Acquires Insurance Telematics and Fleet Management Business From UTC Fire & Security". 2011. 
  9. ^ "Telogis is a Highlighted SaaS Provider for the IntelliDrive® Fleet Safety Solutions Program Offered by Travelers". 2012. 
  10. ^ "Telogis Acquires Maptuit® Business, Industry Leader in Commercial Vehicle Navigation". 2012. 
  11. ^ "Telogis Expands Reach into SMB Market with Navtrak Acquisition". 2012. 
  12. ^ "Telogis Navigation". 2012. 
  13. ^ "Telogis Ranked Number 14 in OC's Fastest Growing Private Companies". 2010. 
  14. ^ "Telogis Ranked Number 116 in Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500". Reuters. 21 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "Inc.com Company Profile - Telogis Inc.". 2009. 
  16. ^ Alex Williams (October 1, 2013). "Telogis Raises $93M From Kleiner Perkins In Pre-IPO Round To Extend Location Intelligence SaaS Platform For New Mobile Workforce". Tech Crunch. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Telogis Announces Brand Revision, Launches New Web Site". 2010. 
  18. ^ "OnTrack WorkForce wins Sierra Wireless-Wavefront Best-in-class". 2009. 
  19. ^ "Telogis Announces Brand Revision, Launches New Web Site". 2010. 
  20. ^ "Telogis GeoBase". 2012.