MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, is pleased to announce that is has been named among CIO magazine's CIO 100 Award winners for 2013. Now in its 26th year, the CIO 100 Awards recognize organizations around the globe that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. ARI was recognized for its cutting-edge enterprise telematics solution that offers fleet managers complete 360-degree visibility with regard to the three critical areas of fleet spend: the vehicle, the driver and the trip.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by CIO magazine," said ARI Senior Vice President and CIO Steve Haindl. "ARI continually invests in and develops technologies to help our clients run more efficient, cost-effective fleets. By collecting all of the data generated by a fleet and integrating it into a single platform, our enterprise telematics solution empowers fleet managers to make better, smarter decisions which means a lower total cost of ownership at the end of the day."
"For 26 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2013 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
ARI's enterprise telematics solution is unique in that it aggregates, correlates and normalizes data captured by multiple telematics devices which may be provided by multiple suppliers. A single fleet can generate thousands of data points on a daily basis through reporting done by GPS navigational devices, integrated cell phones, wireless safety communications, automatic driving assistance systems and other computerized tracking devices. ARI's solution is able to integrate and normalize all of that data, regardless of the provider or the device, and present that data via a single dashboard. This allows a user to see all of the data in one place, and more important, see trends and identify problems more quickly. Through the creation of key performance indicators, alerts, trend reports, scorecards and performance reports, a fleet manager can improve efficiency, reduce expenses, and improve driver behavior. In 2012, ARI expanded its integration with our telematics partners to provide consolidated customer billing, allowing for more streamlined and efficient processing of invoices.
ARI has always been at the forefront in the use of technology as a way to provide innovative solutions to the multitude of challenges faced by managers charged with deploying and maintaining complex fleets. The company's team of experienced fleet professionals seek to design customer systems that expertly manage and analyze the volumes of data fleets can generate, so that fleet managers can make faster, more informed decisions that save money, build revenue and improve productivity.
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Complete coverage of the 2013 CIO 100 awards will be online at http://www.cio100.com on August 1, 2013 and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
ARI, part of the Holman Automotive Group, is a global vehicle fleet management organization that drives the best results for each of its clients' unique and complex needs by employing the industry's best fleet professionals, programs, and technology. With a workforce numbering more than 2,400 and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe and the UK, ARI manages more than 952,000 fleet vehicles in North America and the UK, and combined with its strategic partners, more than 2 million fleet vehicles globally. A leader in the industry, ARI has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine. ARI is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
About CIO Magazine
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