SaaS-based Commercial Telematics - Revolution or Overhyped Buzz?
SaaS-based telematics services are defined as software-based telematics applications residing in the cloud (in a public or private cloud infrastructure), where the intelligence or data processing essential to the functioning of the application is performed by the cloud software rather than software residing locally in the vehicle.
In its purest form, the cloud-based application receives raw data directly from sensors on the vehicle, and all the processing of this data is performed in the cloud, with the processed data sent back in some form to the vehicle.
This report looks at the benefits, key issues and challenges of implementing SaaS-based services in the commercial fleet telematics industry and provides details of key players and the market forecasts.
- 1. INTRODUCTION
- 2. DEFINITION OF SAAS-BASED SERVICES
- 3. KEY BENEFITS
- 4. KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
- 4.1. Data Privacy and Compliance
- 4.2. Security Issue
- 4.3. Latency Issue
- 4.4. Total Dependency on Internet
- 4.5. Legal Issues
- 4.6. Switching between SaaS Vendors Is Difficult
- 5. PUBLIC CLOUD VERSUS PRIVATE CLOUD
- 6. LIMITATIONS OF SAAS IN THE FIELD
- 7. SMARTPHONE-BASED USAGE: THE OTHER REVOLUTION IN FLEET TELEMATICS?
- 8. PLAYERS
- 8.1. Telogis
- 8.2. MiX Telematics
- 8.3. XRS Corporation
- 9. THE MARKET OPPORTUNITY
- Comparison of Public and Private Clouds
- Software and Hardware Revenue Trends at XRS Corporation, 2008 to 2012
- Cumulative Growth in Subscription Units at XRS Corporation, 2008 to 2012
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, Global Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, Global Penetration, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, North American Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, Western European Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, Asia-Pacific Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
- SaaS-based Subscriptions, Rest of World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018