In the third of a new series of specially commissioned Insight Reports, Johan Fagerberg of Berg Insight explores how the fleet management and asset control markets are dependent on business processes and enterprise IT systems to maximise their potential and uptake. The outlook is positive, he concludes.
Berg Insight’s short term outlook for the global fleet management industry is positive even though the slow recovery in the economies in some regions is holding back the full market potential temporarily. There is still a long way to go before the technology becomes adopted by all potential beneficiaries. Particularly micro businesses have proven difficult to reach, even with low-cost propositions. Among large businesses there is now a high awareness of the benefits with fleet management but even so decision-making and implementation can take considerable time. At all times, business processes and enterprise IT systems must be in place to support fleet management solutions. A significant part of the market value will be generated by IT infrastructure required for managing new information flows.