Apex BI helps MiX Telematics track their IoT expenditure

Johannesburg Wednesday 10th July, 2019: MiX Telematics Africa and Apex BI are together demonstrating how it is possible to manage an ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) environment. The IoT sector is much hyped but few realise that one of the most challenging aspects of a world of connected devices is how to manage the sprawling IT network it will create.

With several hundred thousand SIM cards in use across Africa, MiX Telematics found itself at the sharp end of IoT long before the term was even invented.

According to Regan Erasmus, Operations Director, Apex BI,  MiX Telematics Africa wanted a platform to efficiently monitor, control and manage the vast number of SIM cards in its heterogeneous environment. “The solution was what we refer to as ‘the power of knowing’ – essentially a way to integrate all the data into a single software platform where it can be analysed in order to provide real, meaningful business intelligence for the client,” he says.

Apex BI deployed its proprietary telecommunications expense management platform, Clarity. Clarity aggregates the data from the total universe of MiX Telematics SIM cards - issued by a number of different mobile network providers across the continent. The platform helped to eliminate manual processing of information and made the automated analysis of this information attainable in order to provide critical operational and financial insights.

Clarity makes it possible to implement smart rules - in terms of voice, data and SMS usage - for different customers according to their specific operational needs. In addition, MiX Telematics has a more efficient system to consolidate and process on-billing charges to the client.

“We have been using Apex BI’s Clarity platform for more than four years, and for me the greatest benefit is not just the ability to control and manage our sizeable and increasing number of SIM cards, but also that we have the capability to retain that control into the future,” says Gert Pretorius, Managing Director of MiX Telematics Africa. “Clarity is helping us to drive down costs while delivering a better and more cost-effective service to our clients.”

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MiX Telematics develops and implements connected fleet and mobile asset management solutions for customers across the globe. Our SaaS enabled software is developed to meet our customers’ requirements and aims to build long-term partnerships.

Founded in 1996, our heritage spans more than 25 years. Built on a solid foundation of deep-rooted expertise, we continue to hone our fleet management capabilities that are underpinned by innovation. This is evident throughout our product portfolio that meets the breadth of modern fleet challenges in an evolving industry.

Our products and services reach more than 120 countries and are supported by a prolific network of 130 channel partners and regional offices in 8 countries.

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