Samsara and Whip Around recently integrated their platforms to ensure customers never miss preventative maintenance schedules, helping to reduce downtime and improved fuel efficiency, the companies said.
Samsara’s Connected Operations Cloud enables businesses to harness IoT data from vehicles, equipment, and warehouses to develop actionable insights and improve operations. Samsara serves more than 20,000 customers, providing visibility into their entire operations and improving safety, efficiency, and sustainability.
The company’s partner ecosystem and software integrations are enabled by open APIs. With “thousands” of organizations leveraging 155-plus API integrations on its App Marketplace, Samsara collects “trillions” of data points annually and surfaces those insights within a single platform, according to Samsara.
“We’re excited to add Whip Around as our latest partner integration on the Samsara App Marketplace,” said Chris Mozzocchi, senior director of product management and ecosystem integrations at Samsara. “Proactive fleet maintenance not only improves road safety but also reduces the environmental and economic impact of fleet vehicles.
“With this Whip Around integration, maintenance workflows are streamlined so customers can operate more efficiently and reduce associated costs.”
Whip Around provides a fleet maintenance software solution that connects drivers, mechanics, and fleet operators with the goal of improving uptime across fleet operations, the company said. Whip Around operates in North America and Australasia and serves “hundreds of thousands” of users and assets worldwide.
When the two systems are connected, odometer and engine hour readings are automatically pulled into Whip Around from Samsara. This takes fleets from a reactive costly process to a proactive approach, saving them “thousands of dollars” each year on each vehicle and asset in their operation, the two companies said.
“Combining Samsara’s powerful IoT data with Whip Around’s comprehensive fleet maintenance workflows seamlessly to diagnose issues and be proactive with regular service intervals, will provide our mutual customers with improvements to their overall fleet operating performance leading to reduced emissions and cost savings,” said Elizabeth Santorelly, VP of product for Whip Around.
Drivers have the ability to submit defects from both the Samsara and/or Whip Around apps via the Samsara Driver App, making for a seamless and efficient driver experience. DTC Fault Codes, Inspection Defects, and Servicing can be grouped into Work Orders in Whip Around, and bulk assigned to mechanics to ensure efficiency and real-time tracked workflows. As a result, fleets are kept moving in a sustainable manner.
As both companies look to help their customers improve operational efficiency and fleet sustainability, this partnership offers unparalleled levels of connectedness and responsiveness, and it’s already delivering for one customer who’s utilizing the integration.
“I get the idling time, telemetry, and fault codes from Samsara and provide information to our third-party maintenance vendors through reports in Whip Around. This expedites preventative maintenance, which helps manage downtime of our vehicles,” said Sail Energy’s Scott Ireland. “The ability to always know which vehicles are in repair and which are driving unsafely on the road makes this possible for me. This has a direct positive effect on reducing costs of our fleets, improving service to our customers through reduced breakdowns, improving vehicle economy, and most importantly, giving our drivers safe vehicles to work with.”