Eworks Manager gains video telematics under SmartWitness tie-up

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The Eworks Manager workforce management software is being augmented with video telematics functionality, available to all global clients.

The Eworks Manager integrated vehicle tracking software

The software is used for job management by businesses in construction, electrical, HVAC, glazing, horticulture and cleaning services, and the partnership with SmartWitness enables such firms to add video telematics with little or no vehicle downtime.

Eworks Manager global business director David Taylor said: “Our clients need to protect themselves against the ‘blame game’ of road incidents. If a firm cannot provide video evidence of what happened in a road incident, they are laying themselves open to potentially expensive and time-consuming legal disputes.”

He added: “The SmartWitness product range suits all the requirements of our clients, from blue-chip construction firms needing connected multi-camera systems for their fleet, to a one-man-band needing just a dashcam for his van.

“Also SmartWitness has offices in the USA and UK which are our main two territories so we have video experts on the ground and can help us offer bespoke solutions to all our clients.”

The tie-up makes use of the SmartWitness API platform, which enables service providers to add SmartWitness video hardware to their existing applications and enhance the services which they offer their clients.

Paul Sarris, SmartWitness director of strategic partnerships, said: “Video is an essential part of fleet telematics and modern fleet management, but a lot of traditional tracking companies don’t want the huge expense or time involved in overhauling and updating their systems. SmartAPI is the simple answer that provides a cheap, quick and easy way to offer video functionality to their clients.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.