This week, Utilimarc announced a new strategic partnership with utilities giant Consumers Energy to their enterprise Business Intelligence platform. Consumers Energy was in need of additional insights and reports that all forms of end users could count on to track fleet performance and core KPIs – to ensure better service for their customers, plan for new technology adds and to ensure the optimization of their current fleet assets.
“We spent an excess of 30 hours a week collectively in manually tracking core KPIs, reporting and keeping on top of new electric vehicle data in order to build and maintain an effective fleet management strategy. Utilimarc streamlined our reporting processes, key insights and core usability metrics into a single platform, broken out into operational dashboards and executive summary reporting with automated scheduling features. They have also helped us keep tabs on electrification insights that will aid in our future electrification efforts as well as ensuring our fleet is fully optimized.” – Michelle Stoimenoff, Fleet Strategy and Data Analytics Manager, Consumers Energy
Based on the need for additional insights regarding fleet performance and vehicle usage metrics, as well as additional reporting on core KPIs for different user groups, the Utilimarc team implemented it’s BI Enterprise solution with Consumers Energy’s data sources as well as provided them with installation quality assurance of its Geotab telematics devices for 7,500 vehicle fleet. By leading the installation project, they are able to ensure that the deployment of these devices and the data collected from them is as it should be – allowing for deeper reporting and insights for all levels of fleet management.
A main goal for Consumers Energy was to get high quality GPS data into their GIS system to successfully and more efficiently service customers – not just from a response standpoint, but also to ensure the optimization of their existing fleet.
With the integration of Utilimarc’s Business Intelligence platform, Consumers Energy is able to get data insights into a single platform – resulting in accurate, holistic meter information, mileage/engine hours, safety and usage metrics in dedicated KPI reports across all of their user groups. Utilimarc is also able to integrate with their SAP system data to create custom reporting solutions – one of which being a cost-per-downtime metric, measuring just how much each unit down will cost based on the time and cost per hour. In addition, the Utilimarc platform provides Consumers Energy with electric vehicle data that helps them scale for the future with performance metrics for a fleet pursuing electrification.