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Unlock New Data Insights: Introducing the Samsara Fleet Benchmarks Report

April 6, 2021

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The Connected Operations Cloud from Samsara provides more than 20,000 organizations with real-time visibility into important safety and efficiency metrics. But even with this visibility, it can be challenging for businesses to understand fleet performance without access to industry benchmarks or an internal data science team to help reveal the “bigger picture.”

Access to big data insights is key to contextualize and understand your own performance data. Samsara customers have traveled on 99% of major roads across the United States, and we collect more than 2 trillion data points annually from IoT devices used by customers from a wide range of industries. By organizing and analyzing these large volumes of data at scale—while taking the necessary measures to ensure complete customer privacy—Samsara unlocks operational insights for our customers that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

Today, we’re excited to announce a new report that leverages Samsara’s broad dataset to help you better understand fleet performance, identify areas for improvement, and set informed goals. Available now for all Samsara fleet customers, the Fleet Benchmarks Report enables you to:

  • Understand key performance metrics with contextualized, actionable data. See how your fleet is performing across key safety and efficiency metrics compared to similar organizations.

  • Confidently inform business decisions with insights from trillions of anonymized data points. The breadth and scope of our data ensures our AI and machine learning models have the necessary volume and diversity of data to provide intelligent and anonymized insights, backed by Samsara's team of dedicated data scientists.

  • Transform your organization with consolidated safety and efficiency data. Samsara's Connected Operations Platform brings all your data together in one place, making it easier to report, analyze, and act across your fleet.

Keep reading to learn more about our new Fleet Benchmarks Report and how your organization can unlock new insights with Samsara.

Understand key performance metrics with contextualized, actionable data

The Fleet Benchmarks Report compares your fleet’s performance to similar fleets, providing insight into how you’re trending relative to peers. This makes it possible to identify potential areas of improvement and set informed, achievable goals across three key areas:

  • Harsh events (harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and harsh turns)

  • Speeding (light, moderate, heavy, and severe)

  • Idling

To ensure our benchmarks are accurate and helpful, we group every organization into a fleet segment with similar driving characteristics (including vehicle type, vehicle utilization, and average trip length). With the Fleet Benchmarks Report, you can see how you compare to the top 10% of your fleet segment, the average of your fleet segment, or all Samsara customers for the time period you select.

With this information, you can understand your own performance data more holistically and set smarter goals. For example, while you may have an idling rate that appears high, the Fleet Benchmarks Report may reveal that you’re actually performing in the top 10% of your peer group, meaning you have a relatively low idling rate. Because of this contextualized data, you can make a more informed decision to prioritize another operational program, like improving safety, rather than reducing the idling rate.

“Prior to the Fleet Benchmarks Report, we often found ourselves asking the question, ‘Is this good?’ but struggled to understand our performance in relation to the rest of the industry,” said the assistant general manager for the supplier of a national fast food chain. “The Fleet Benchmarks Report not only helps us to answer this question now but provides that answer very quickly across multiple criteria. It’s a great way for us to baseline our performance and identify where we should focus our time within the operation.”

"It’s a great way for us to baseline our performance...”

Confidently inform business decisions with insights from trillions of anonymized data points

Today, data is an essential part of connected operations. Many organizations are going through a digital transformation, gaining real-time visibility into their operations through connected sensors and bringing data to the center of decision-making.

But even for large organizations with dedicated data science teams, large-scale data analysis can be elusive. Access is limited to internal data, and benchmarks must be sourced externally.

With the Fleet Benchmarks Report, Samsara’s machine learning algorithms take on the heavy lifting so that our customers can focus on what matters most—accessing the data needed to drive strategic business decisions. With our large and diverse data set, Samsara can train machine learning algorithms that require depth and breadth of data, democratizing big data analysis and helping unearth insights for individual organizations while providing best-in-class data privacy.

“The Fleet Benchmarks Report provides quantitative indicators, helping us coach, mentor, and recognize our driver team members—ultimately maximizing the services to our community,” said Jose Campuzano, director of logistics at Houston Food Bank. “The Fleet Benchmarks Report helps us be the best in class in our industry. It’s a great operating tool to incorporate in our role fighting food insecurity.”

"The Fleet Benchmarks Report helps us be the best in class in our industry."

Most importantly, Samsara’s Fleet Benchmarks Report is secured and anonymized to protect the privacy of our customers. All data about a fleet segment is always anonymized and expressed in aggregated terms (like average, median, or top 10%) in compliance with our contractual terms with customers. Furthermore, we ensure that each fleet segment contains at least 100 unique customers so an outside party cannot identify an individual customer based on the behavior of a broader fleet segment.

Transform your organization with consolidated safety and efficiency data

For organizations that have safety and efficiency data siloed across different platforms, it can be challenging to extract actionable insights. Different systems may provide disparate or conflicting measurements, making it difficult to know what to tackle first and set consistent goals.

With Samsara’s Connected Operations Platform, all your data is one place. Consolidating insights across your operations enables you to measure progress toward target goals and report to executives within the same secure dashboard used for day-to-day fleet management. 

Our new Fleet Benchmarks Report provides everyone in the organization, from fleet managers to C-level executives, with a holistic view of fleet performance across different areas like safety and efficiency. We have plans to expand our benchmarks across additional operational areas to empower customers with data insights to drive strategic business decisions. With the Fleet Benchmarks Report, it’s easier to report, analyze, and act across your fleet—all within a single dashboard.

Access the Samsara Fleet Benchmarks Report today

The Fleet Benchmarks Report is available now for all Samsara customers.

  • If you’re already a Samsara customer, you can access the Fleet Benchmarks Report today in your Samsara dashboard. Hover over the Reports icon, then click “Fleet Benchmarks” to see how your business is performing across key safety and efficiency metrics.

  • If you’re not a Samsara customer yet and you’re interested in learning more about our solutions, get in touch with our team today. We can show you a demo of our Connected Operations Platform and explore how our Fleet Benchmarks Report can help unlock new insights for your business.

For more information or questions on how data is used in the Fleet Benchmarks Report, please email <i>data@samsara.com.</i>

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