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The SAP Vehicle Insights application, is a cloud-based analytic service platform, that enables business model variety by integrating vehicle telematics data and analytic insights. The flexible solution collects, maps, stores, and analyzes vehicle and equipment sensor through real-time data that can be integrated with business and customer data to offer distributors opportunities such as asset management and driver behavior analysis.

Several government mandates that effect the wholesale distribution industry can be addressed, in part, with the assistance of SAP Vehicle Insights. Several of these mandates include:

The ELD Mandate

The electronic logging device (ELD) rule, congressionally mandated as a part of MAP-21, is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording. Compliance date: 12/2019

The FSMA Mandate

The FSMA Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, requires the use of a temperature indicating or recording device during transport. The shipper and carrier are responsible for temperature monitoring mechanism for foods that require temperature control for safety.

Many distributors are turning to smart sensors with remote temperature monitoring and data logging capabilities to help them identify food hazards quickly and avoid costly recalls as well as meet documentation requirements in an efficient manner. Compliance date: 4/2018

SAP Vehicle Insights enables the analysis of telemetry data in both these scenarios. SAP hosts the platform in a central account and stores data in a distributors sub-account. The application uses an API to access all the stored data.

These two use cases are just several examples of how SAP Vehicle Insights, leveraging SAP Leonardo, can help meet wholesale distribution industry specific requirements with innovative technology.