Reporting helps you in three ways firstly Detailed Reports, secondly Summary Reports and thirdly Performance Reports.
Detail reports are vehicle or device specific and are structured to pull information from the database in pre-defined formats that are relevant to the type of report requested. If it is necessary to add/remove data fields (columns) to any of these reports, it is simply a matter of reconfiguring the report generator for a specific client. Here we have the same nature of controls as on the Vehicle Map screen, allowing us to specify for which vehicle we want the report, the date range for the report and then which report we want to see. Event Detail Report reports all received events. In our application, location is reported every 5 minutes and events that are reported are Start, Stop, and InMotion. Each event reports consists of Time, Date, Status, Latitude, Longitude, Speed, Heading, Altitude, Odometer (if available), and Address.
Summary Reports Unlike Device Detail Reports, Fleet Summary Reports are focused on either a group of vehicles or an entire fleet. They are not relevant only to a specific vehicle, as they present information that is only useful when viewed across a group of vehicles or assets. The Last Known Vehicle Location is also designed to present the user with the simple report with current status on each of the vehicles in the selected group.
Performance Reports The primary focus of Driver Performance Reports is to provide the fleet manager with meaningful information that pertains to the utilization of his/her fleet assets. Are the vehicles being driven in a safe manner (i.e. adhering to relevant speed limits)? Are vehicles being used effectively or is excessive time being taken at stops? These are the types of questions that can be answered by reviewing the information available in the Driver Performance Reports. Driving/Stopped Time Summary report is designed to give the fleet manager detailed information (on a vehicle basis), showing how much time was spent driving, how long the transit time was between stops and how much distance was covered. Additionally, the report shows how much time the vehicle spent stopped, what the duration of the stops were and how many stops there were and what the locations were.