If your business is struggling to integrate various applications or is simply interested in streamlining operations, then automation with Zapier could be the answer. With the assistance of this app, data can be moved from one system to another, enabling different apps to connect in a more seamless manner, including within Navixy. This is because Zapier allows you to connect Navixy with thousands of third-party applications in no-code, if-then scenarios.
We provide a detailed step-by-step guide on how to set up Zapier to work with Navixy. Thanks to this recent integration, it’s now possible to create Zaps for a wide variety of operations and functions. Below, you can find the common use cases where Zapier can help.
Why automate fleet management operations?
Fleets have plenty to gain by automating certain operations in their processes with Navixy. As described later in this post, there are all sorts of uses to choose from, so understanding what’s at stake is essential.
To begin, automation unlocks the full potential of Navixy by making certain controls triggered by an if-then scenario. Accordingly, this removes the need to manually intervene when an alert is received, allowing fleets to rapidly respond to new developments. As an example, a Zap can be set up to automatically shut off the engine if the vehicle leaves a certain area or zone. This can stop a potential theft sooner than if the manager only received an alert that the vehicle had left the geofence and had to take further action.
Ultimately, no-code automation saves fleets significant time and resources. From management and development teams to the employees who frequently track devices and notifications, many different departments can benefit. Not to mention, it’s possible to constantly keep vehicles in touch and controlled in an automatic way. Since other advantages vary by use case, we’ll explore a few examples next.
Oftentimes, companies have good reason to prevent a vehicle from leaving a defined geofence. For instance, it could be to ensure that construction vehicles remain on site or to prevent potential thieves from stealing mobile assets. Or, rideshare companies may choose to use this functionality if they only want their drivers to stay in a specific area. No matter the reason, Navixy partners can create a Zap that activates automatic engine block when a vehicle exits a geofence.
Your GPS tracking system is a lot more than just a means to track vehicles and employees—it can also provide crucial alerts when you need them. When a fire breaks out, timing is everything. By creating a Zap to automatically activate the connected alarm in the trailer or container when the temperature sharply increases, there’s a greater chance that emergency services will arrive on the scene sooner.
Trailer door warning
Though Navixy already supports alerts that let fleet managers know if a trailer door is open, Zapier takes this one step further by also setting off a buzzer in the cabin. That way, the driver will know about the open door and can fix the error instead of having to wait to receive a call.
Temperature monitoring and control
Just like with trailer door warnings, temperature monitors can also be integrated with Zapier to bring a potential variance to the driver’s attention. Again, this promotes faster responses to problems that are time-sensitive, such as cold-chain cargo being exposed to temperatures outside a predefined parameter. Alternatively, a Zap can be created that turns on the refrigeration system when the engine is engaged to prevent the possibility of spoilage.
Although companies typically want to know where vehicles are at all times, there are scenarios when employee privacy should take precedence. For instance, if a driver uses a company or private car, truck, or van outside of work hours for personal reasons, then continuing to track them would be an invasion of their privacy.
Another example of private mode is at construction sites, where employees may need to obey area-specific speed limits. Offsite, they can keep their driving habits private. To prevent any accidental oversights, Zapier can automate disabling the tracking function during certain periods of time.
If you have any further questions about automating fleet operations with Navixy, be certain to email our technical support team at [email protected]