Optimise your service and maximise asset utilisation
Forum Connect is our suite of IoT solutions, designed to help you unlock more value from your assets with increased visibility and connectivity. Whether you’re looking to improve the utilisation rate of your assets, reduce the administration workload required to locate them or simply comply with regulations, Forum Connect can help.
We leverage the sophisticated power of our IoT connected devices and custom software to give you an unfair competitive advantage. We do this by offering end-to-end asset tracking that improves traceability and reduces losses across all types of assets and many different industries.
Forum Connect is more than vehicle tracking. It’s tracking for every type of asset — including non-powered assets, industrial assets, smart sensors and people — with easy software integration and artificial intelligence that enables real-time decision making. Now you can track where your assets have been and monitor on-board diagnostic data, movement patterns, performance and operator behaviour.
The benefits of asset tracking
Track any asset
Know where your assets are at all times and get route recaps to tell you where they’ve been.
Forum Connect works across all assets including vehicles, machinery, parts and even people. Fleet tracking has never been easier with Forum Group.
Equipment is too big of an investment to not be generating a return.
Use Forum Connect’s asset data to determine which assets are being underutilised and take action to optimise usage achieving 100% utilisation. Know where your assets are at all times.
Maximise your tax rebates
Forum Connect helps you maximise your fringe benefit rebates and fuel tax credits with automated journey data, fuel consumption and mileage.
Reports are stored securely and easily shared with Forum Group's asset tracking offerings.
Ensure Chain of Responsibility
Satisfy your CoR requirements with real time driver welfare and behaviour reporting.
You can keep accurate records, incident logs and proactively manage any driver risk. Ensure chain of responsibility with Forum Group.
Make data-driven decisions
Base your resourcing decisions on accurate data, not opinion.
Forum Connect presents you with all your data, including predictive figures and real-time alerts. Make data-driven decisions in real time with Forum Group's asset tracking offerings.
Single source of truth
Share your asset data with all your other systems via an open API, including ERPs, CRMs and more.
With one source of truth for bookings, resources and performance, you’ll cost correctly and make smarter decisions. Integrate into a single source of truth.
Reduce costs and optimise your spend
Complete asset visibility and remote monitoring are good for business.
You can optimise routes, reduce time looking for assets, utilise idle assets and prevent theft.
Meet your health and safety requirements
Keep your assets and drivers safe and meet your compliance obligations with dedicated health and safety tools such as pre-journey checklists, safety checks and inspection reports.
Stay connected to all your assets
Cars, vans, trucks, coaches & buses
Trailers, commercial generators & shipping containers
Construction & mining equipment, cranes, forklifts, skip bins & more
John Deere, Caterpillar and more
Moisture, temperature, sound & pest threat
Employees & contractors
Key Features of our asset tracking solution
Our asset tracking is available for both real-time tracking of fast-moving equipment or people and daily tracking of slow-moving equipment like skip bins and shipping containers. You’ll know when your assets are on the move, when they’re idle and where they’ve been left for the night — and even receive alerts if they leave a geofenced location.
With complete visibility, you can analyse movement patterns to better allocate assets, replay routes for later optimisation and find opportunities to streamline your asset utilisation.
In addition to helping you take control of your key equipment, asset tracking also:
- Works on any asset including machinery, vehicles, non-powered assets and even your people.
- Allows you to use asset tracking insights to perform better in all of your key operational metrics.
- Reduces the cost of locating assets and helps you prevent theft or loss.
We’ll help you understand the way your assets are being used in even greater detail. In addition to monitoring the movement of your assets, you’ll have a rich source of operator data, asset utilisation, asset health and productivity information.
Set real-time alerts on any unwanted activity including theft, geofence breaches or dangerous driving, and respond quickly.
With Forum Connect the possibilities are endless, but here are a few common use cases:
- Assessing the idle time, fuel consumption and productivity of heavy machinery.
- Monitoring driver performance including speed, harsh braking and proactively managing fatigue.
- Keeping an eye on maintenance requirements and asset health - including engine temperature, tire pressure and any service alerts.
When you’re operating at scale, incremental improvements to asset utilisation and route optimisation make a huge difference to your bottom line.
By combining data and artificial intelligence, Forum Connect can create optimal routes for your drivers using historical journeys and live traffic data. Once a better route has been identified, you’ll be able to communicate with your driver while they’re on the road.
Fleet optimisation allows you to quickly see if your assets are operating at capacity, and if not, reduce the size of your fleet for an immediate financial gain.
Route and fleet optimisation help you:
- Improve driver performance and show up on time more often.
- Predict faster routes in advance of critical deliveries and tasks.
- Ensure your expensive assets aren’t going unused
- Reduce operational expenses and increase the number of tasks completed each day.
Forum Connect comes equipped with AI and Machine Learning power that transforms your asset data into predictive insights and alerts.
The two technologies constantly analyse your live and historical data and suggest optimisation strategies, identify potential risks and unexpected patterns. The available data and recommendations are presented on easy to use dashboards within your IoT platform.
Simply put, AI and Machine Learning deliver insights faster and help automate manual processes that slow you down. They’re getting smarter every day too.
With in-built intelligence you can:
- Predict threats and respond to risks before they become issues.
- Easily visualise, analyse, export and share key data.
- Attach QR codes to equipment that, on scanning, load the latest asset information and tasks.
Protecting the people operating your assets is even more important than protecting the assets themselves. Our safety solutions help you keep your drivers safe and meet your Health and Safety and Chain of Responsibility compliance requirements.
Driver performance information, automatic logs and pre-start safety checklists combine to form a robust health and safety report and give you the full picture of your team’s safety. Custom reports allow you to report on the metrics that matter most, and historical information is captured and stored securely to ensure there’s an audit log of your safety record.
Keep your safety and compliance programme running smoothly with:
- Driver safety, performance and behaviour information.
- Fleet maintenance logs and built-in engine diagnostics.
- Data that helps you upskill your drivers.
Go even further with your asset tracking by integrating your IoT platform with your other tools and systems through the open API.
Connect your asset data with CRMs, ERPs, and other platforms to create a single source of truth for asset performance. With the ability to sync with several sources of information,we can also integrate other vehicle tracking systems including John Deere and Caterpillar.
With centralised data, you can analyse asset performance on a whole new level and drive efficiency improvements throughout your business.
Here’s how some of our customers are already using the API:
- Gaining visibility of all assets in one place including those that run a completely different tracking platform.
- Geofencing assets and scheduling alerts any time the perimeter is breached.
- Integrating asset tracking data with job booking platforms.
Integrations & AI
Centralise your most important data with easy integrations
Our IoT platform collects an enormous amount of incredibly valuable data. Combining this data with data from your other internal systems and tools enhances its value even more.
Connect to your other data sources using our API and create a centralised data hub that removes the problems caused by siloed information and disparate systems. Integrating your systems will enable a level of automation that wouldn't be possible with seperate systems.
Our open API isn’t restricted to a couple of systems. We’ll work with you to create a custom integration that’s tailored to your unique platform stack.
Spot opportunities and respond to risks with predictive insights
With more data being gathered from your assets, it can be difficult to know where you should start when it comes to optimisation.
With in-built artificial intelligence, Forum Connect analyses your data and surfaces predictions, recommendations and trends that help you make data-driven decisions.
Improve asset utilisation, dynamically optimise routes and mitigate risks that you didn’t even know about.
Digitise site visits through real-time remote monitoring
Forum Connect can go beyond asset and vehicle tracking through our smart integrations and custom firmware development. Connect any smart sensor to our hardware devices to enable remote monitoring and reduce your reliance on expensive onsite inspections.
Each smart sensor is connected to your IoT platform allowing you to build real-time dashboards and create custom alerts for all of your assets and sensors.
From tracking pest threats such as termites to soil moisture in crops, you can shift from reactive monitoring and maintenance to a proactive model, and benefit from true efficiency enhancing technology.
Remove the burden of paperwork with in-built electronic forms and sign on glass technology
Cumbersome forms and paperwork can slow down your business, especially in high compliance industries such as construction, mining, transportation and logistics.
The Forum Connect platform allows you to replace paper forms with your own custom eForms and checklists. From pre-start checklists to incident reports, you can create and rollout digitised forms with ease.
Compliance is captured through sign on glass technology, allowing you to record proof of delivery, complete checklists and approve reports.
Reduce the impact of slow and costly paper forms and automatically sync submissions and approvals to all your key systems.
We’re here to help
We’ve intentionally designed our Connect solution to be as simple as possible. Most of our hardware is plug and play, and our software platform has been built with user experience in mind.
If you do get stuck, our team of Australian-based IoT specialists can help you connect your assets and understand the data that’s being collected.
We're available by phone, email, chat, and if you need some more hands-on support, we have a network of auto-electricians all over Australia who are available to help.
A Hardware Option for Every Asset
Compact Vehicle Tracker
Ideal for recording vehicles and driver behaviour.
- 5m accuracy
- Tamper proof
- Acceleration and braking sensors
Solar Powered Tracking
Ideal for outdoor assets without a usable power supply.
- 5m accuracy
- Motion sensors
Android powered all in one fleet management tool.
- Touch screen
- Built in cameras
- Mobile communication and task management
Ideal for moving assets without a power supply.
- 2-year battery life
- Geo zone reporting
Hardwired Vehicle Tracker
Ideal for real-time vehicle and driver monitoring.
- Driver behaviour
- Precise mileage reports
- Accident and tamper alerts
Turn any smartphone into a task management and tracking tool.
- Real-time GPS
- Battery, distance and speed monitoring
- Task management and communication
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