Crux Systems Insights

Managing big data

May 31, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Trucking companies are increasingly going paperless and looking to cloud-based technologies to manage things like compliance and track driver performance and vehicle data. There are some big advantages to switching to cloud-based technologies to collect and manage this kind of data — you can get information in real time, gain a clearer picture of your business operations and reduce overhead and labor costs.

But simply replacing a paper printout of a report with an Excel file, for example, isn’t going to get you the actionable insights that can make your business more efficient. It’s the same data, just on a screen instead of paper.

The efficiencies that you can get from cloud-based technologies really only come into play when they enable you to take action. You can have all the data in the world, but unless it makes it easier for you to make smarter decisions, faster, it doesn’t matter. Data — even big data — is only really useful if it’s actionable.

That’s why we focus on providing data that that helps you plan more efficiently, like container availability notifications, location information and more. We make it easy for you to share this information with the people who need it. And take action to get the job done faster than you could before.