API for GPS Tracking and Fleet Management Integration

By: Telogis  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Web Services, Work Order Management

The key to achieving high ROI using location-based services lies in integrating location to extend your business model. The beauty of including Telogis as part of your solution is that our open platform can enable virtually any plan.

Easily enable interaction with other software

All Telogis solutions adhere to an XML-based open architecture. This allows Application Programming Interface (API) calls to be used for easy integration of Telogis Fleet, Telogis Route, & Telogis Mobile into customers’ other systems.

From fuel cards to payroll, supply chain to insurance, asset management to document management, Telogis APIs can be integrated to add transparency, accuracy and value to enterprise business applications.

Benefit from using APIs

There are literally thousands of different scenarios where you can benefit from using APIs for automated data integration. Two examples Telogis has seen many times include:

Example Routing Scenario

You are using Telogis Route to plan the schedule for all drivers. All of the delivery information – name, location, time windows, time on site – is stored in your ERP system. An API allows you to push all of the delivery information into Telogis Route to create optimized routes. The API will then allow you to integrate this information back into the ERP system for customer notification, invoicing, etc.

Example Dispatching Scenario

You are using a 3rd party dispatch solution which contains its own work order management (WOM) system. An API will allow you to pull the current vehicle location data from the Telogis Fleet system into your WOM system to track progress in order completion.

By using APIs, a user of any Telogis solution can automatically populate the Telogis platform and/or pull data from the Telogis platform at pre-defined intervals. This reduces the cost and effort to implement an enterprise solution and puts all of your solutions into one view. There are more than 100 individual attributes that can be called using Telogis APIs.

Depending on the nature of the data integration, different APIs are available to developers. The four basic types of APIs available from Telogis:

API Type Function
Customer SOAP web services Bi-directional sync, adding & editing jobs, historical raw data, list of alerts
XML URL URL based, with .NET DLL to simplify calls Read only. Ideal for getting real-time GPS data
Distributor SOAP web services Inserting 3rd party GPS data, creating accounts, for distributors / partners
Complete Spatial Toolkit Enhance existing applications with location

Keywords: Web Services, Work Order Management

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