Jun 12, 2017
Do you want to modernise your business and give your passengers a satisfying experience, but find it difficult to make change happen because your technology is holding you back?
The rapid technological evolution in vehicles, software, hardware and components has drastically increased our capacity to collect not just more data, but more kinds of data. However, this data is often trapped in individual systems that cannot integrate. If you have not kept your technology up to date, the price your organisation pays is the opportunity cost of realising this data’s potential.
Simply put, legacy systems will do nothing but maintain your status quo until something breaks irreparably or becomes so outdated that it cannot work in a contemporary IT environment. Your old technology may get the job done for now, but it won’t help you keep up with competitors or commuter expectations.
Using modern, integrated hardware and software systems to collect, share and analyse data offers a great deal of value and a competitive edge to your organisation.
Some of the possibilities that a solid technological platform opens to you are:
With the pace of technological advancements ever increasing, it is no longer a question of what you stand to gain from modernising: it’s what you stand to lose if you don’t.
While a complete overhaul of all systems and equipment simultaneously is certainly not realistic, incremental improvements and gradual modernisation is the key to keeping your organisation up to date.
Choosing a modular software that allows you to implement it gradually across your business will help smoothen the process of change and build organisational learning to ensure each implementation goes smoother than the last. Finding a vendor who has experience with large-scale rollouts and working closely with transport operators to train their staff will also help ensure success.
If you are going through a period of rapid capital expansion or growth and need to invest in new technology to remain sustainable, be sure to read these three tips.