Unique software will help Trimble’s global customers cut claims costs dramatically through accelerated collision reporting

Trimble is taking a worldwide licence for innovative software from Collision Management Systems (CMS) to enhance its global vehicle fleet management proposition.

Headquartered in California, USA, Trimble is one of the leading providers of advanced location based services. It will use CMS to power a new ‘value-layer’, supporting the introduction a specialist First Notice of Loss (FNOL) and crash detection service designed to significantly reduce its customers vehicle insurance and claims costs.

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CMS’s unique and proven software alerts fleet managers of an ‘actionable’ collision, the instant it happens. Insurance claim decisions can then be made faster and easier, with the liability much clearer. By screening out non-crash alerts from the overwhelming amount of vehicle telematics data, CMS’ software is proven to reduce claims costs by at least £1,600* per collision.

Clare Klug, Product Marketing Manager at Trimble Field Service Management UK, comments: “There are a host of camera-based crash detection solutions in the market and several of our customers have already recognised the sizable advantages of using the agnostic CMS software.

We will be offering the CMS package as a stand-alone up-sell to our popular and highly successful vehicle fleet management service.

“Ideal for large van fleets, such as field service businesses, major utilities or telecom providers, this new Trimble/CMS combination will deliver significant direct cost and time savings for fleet owners and insurance claims handlers.

CMS CEO and founder, Charles Smith comments: “We are delighted that a brand with the global strength and reputation of Trimble has realised the potential of ‘real-time’ crash detection for its customers.

As insurance claims cost continue to rise, organisations often have to rely on drivers to report an incident and then retrospectively analyse their data. This delay incurs substantial costs.

“Using the CMS software, users can cut through telematics and video data noise, to action insurance claims instantly and reap significant cost reductions as a result.

This Trimble announcement is part of our plan to become the worldwide de facto provider for FNOL and crash detection solutions.”