~ .connect Partner Programme launch aimed at ISVs, IHVs, system integrators and solution providers ~
AMSTERDAM — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 27, 2013 — TomTom Business Solutions has launched a new initiative to help software and hardware vendors to enhance the value of their solutions by integrating fleet management data.
The .connect Partner Programme will provide technology suppliers with development support and resources to create integrations with TomTom’s award-winning WEBFLEET platform.
Business applications, such as CRM, ERP and planning and scheduling software, can make use of the real-time and historical information from the vehicle and mobile workforce, offering greater value to the end user. This added functionality allows companies to work more efficiently, realising substantial business benefits.
"TomTom's .connect Partner Programme is the first of its kind in the industry, allowing customers to unlock greater potential from the connected vehicle through convergence with other business solutions," said Thomas Schmidt, TomTom Business Solutions' Managing Director.
“By taking this strategic step, we aim to expand TomTom’s range of partner applications, providing businesses with powerful tools for optimising operational efficiency. It will also act as a springboard for partners to increase the market potential for their products.”
TomTom’s open LINK.connect API enables added functionality - in and around the vehicle - through seamless integration with third-party hardware such as mobile printers, barcode scanning devices or temperature sensors. A standard, single interface, WEBFLEET.connect, allows data to be transferred to office applications and enables partners to make fully scalable solutions.
By joining the programme, partners will receive development support, API keys and access to a wealth of technical resources. Partners will also benefit from valuable marketing support – including a showcasing on TomTom’s online App Center, which reveals available connected business applications to a global market.
Professionals wishing to sign up to .connect Partner Progamme can do so here.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 35 countries. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
About TomTom Business Solutions
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions and professional telematics Services. Our in-car products are designed to help drive greener, safer and more efficiently. Our online platform, WEBFLEET, is highly scalable and has the highest standards in terms of reliability and security.
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