Most equipment telematics solutions follow a standard pricing model. You pay two separate costs:
The clock on that subscription, however, typically starts when the service provider ships out your hardware.
Here’s the problem with that approach:
A week or so may not feel like that big of a deal. However, when you’re purchasing hundreds of self-installed tracking devices, the unnecessary expense can quickly add up. A single delay from the shipping carrier means even more wasted money.
Once your telematics units arrive, your team may need to finish high-priority maintenance or repair projects before they have the time to install new devices on your equipment. Even when installation and activation take a few minutes per machine, finding the time to set up a fleet of several hundred rental assets can be easier said than done.
Even for hardware with a multi-year warranty, you may still want to plan ahead for the occasional replacement. However, paying a fee for an active subscription on a device that isn’t actively tracking an asset is throwing money away. This can discourage you from having a few extra devices on hand … which is an otherwise solid strategy.
InTempo MX helps you reduce the cost of your telematics subscription.
Our subscriptions start when you start. You pay for your device - and your first year's subscription - up front, but that subscription doesn't start until you activate the unit on a machine. Not a moment before. Purchase in January, activate in June? Your subscription starts in June and you won't have to pay for your renewal for a full 12 months.
This gives you the breathing room to install devices at your own pace – even stocking a few extras in your shop for quick replacements. It’s a much more flexible pricing model that can make your telematics program more affordable.