MERCURY | Fleet Management Consulting, Simplified ™
 

Information Technology Services

IT Consulting

Mercury is unique among fleet management consulting firms in that its professional staff combines knowledge of day-to-day fleet management and maintenance business processes, fleet leasing company service delivery practices, and the implementation and use of fleet management information systems and associated IT solutions, such as online policy and procedure manuals, repair manuals, motor pool reservation systems, and Web-based management reports. This combination of skills and experience enables us to perform a wide array of IT projects for both fleet operators and software developers.

IT services for fleet and fuel management operations

  • System functionality, implementation, and utilization assessments;
  • Commercial off-the-shelf software functional specifications development, RFP development, and proposal evaluation and software selection projects;
  • System implementation and integration projects;
  • Computer infrastructure (application and database server, network, work station, etc.) design, installation, upgrading, and/or ongoing maintenance projects; and
  • Functional "fit-gap" analyses of ERP systems such as SAP, and enterprise asset management systems such as Maximo.

IT services for fleet software developers

  • Functional fit-gap analyses of commercial off-the-shelf software aimed at assessing its suitability for sale to fleet operators;
  • Market research studies for software developers to assist them in understanding US fleet market demographics to support the development of marketing and sales strategies for this market.

Application Development and Hosting

Mercury provides state-of-the-art fleet management information system and related IT solutions for organizations that do not have the in-house expertise or personnel resources needed to properly implement and maintain sophisticated software applications.

We launched our application service provider (ASP) business in 2002, utilizing a Level(3) Communications data center in Houston, Texas and in 2006 we opened a second data center in Seattle, Washington to accommodate the rapidly growing demand for these services.

Mercury is not a fleet management software reseller. We are an independent, unbiased evaluator, advisor, implementer, and/or host of many of the best-known commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications in the fleet industry today. We have conducted in-depth evaluations of, have implemented, and/or host in our data centers such well-known software applications as Maximus's Fleet Focus M4/M5™ and Fleet Focus FA™, Squarerigger, Inc.'s SQ7™, CCG Systems, Inc.'s Faster™, Chevin Fleet Solution's Fleet Wave™, Collective Data's collectiveFleetPro™, E-Drive Technology, Inc.'s Webfleet™, Invers Mobility Solutions' COCOS™ software, and Mitchell1's Repair and Estimator, and electronic repair manuals from an array of original equipment manufacturers, including Caterpillar, John Deere, and Blue Bird.

Mercury also has developed software applications to meet our clients' specific fleet management and analysis needs. While used primarily as an adjunct to a traditional consulting study, some of these products are available for sale on a stand-alone basis under standard software license and maintenance agreement. These tools include a push technology-based (i.e., "dashboard"-type) fleet management performance measurement and reporting solution called PALS™ (Performance Alert System); on-line fleet management policy and procedure manuals; a fleet replacement planning, financing alternatives analysis, and budgeting tool called CARCAP™; and an optimal vehicle replacement cycle analysis program.

For more information on our IT consulting, custom application development, and hosting services, please contact us via our online form, by email at , or by phone at 301.519.0535.

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For more information on our consulting services and business solutions, please contact us via our online form, by email at , or by phone at 301.519.0535.

 

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