The main reason for implementing a GPS tracking system is the reduction of fleet costs. Often the choice and implementation process is underestimated, due to which some users wind up spending a lot of money without seeing the benefit from their purchase. 

To successfully purchase and implement a GPS, you must go through the following steps: 

  1. What do you hope to achieve by implementing a GPS tracking system? 

Before taking any action whatsoever, answer the question above.  To paraphrase, what problem/problems are you trying to solve by implementing a GPS tracking system? The answers will give you the criteria you need to select the right GPS and vendor for you. 

  1. Choice of a Corporate telematics/ GPS tracking and control system. 

After defining what you want to achieve by using a GPS tracking system and what problems need to be addressed, you now face the heavy task of selecting both a GPS tracking system that meets your criteria and a reliable vendor, who will help you achieve your goals. 

In the Bulgarian market, there are tens of firms that offer GPS tracking systems. Everyone has their own solution, from parking firms to telecommunication giants, which all sound very similar on paper with small price variations. Here we’ve focused on the quality of service and return on investment instead of price because judging solely by price is a mistake in this market segment. 

The direct comparison of prices for such services is only advisable in cases where an equal quality of service is provided. It’s important to know what you’re getting for every cent invested.


Because in essence, GPS tracking systems are a service, you must have access to a quality service, i.e. working and dependable GPS devices, fast and adequate support, and a good vendor team that will cooperate with you in both implementation and achievement of your goals. 

  1. An operator or employee who is responsible for working with the GPS. 

A GPS is a technical solution that can’t function on its own. You need an employee of your company who attends to the GPS tracking system. Without such a person, it’s like you bought a car and don’t have a driver’s license or personal driver. Depending on the size of your fleet and the activity, there can be several people who work with the GPS. These are people who need to have competence when it comes to cars as well as computers. The training for correctly using the system provided to them by the GPS vendor is essential. 

  1. Analysis of fleet costs before implementation

Perform assessments of the corporate fleet costs regularly before implementing your GPS. This will allow you to have an accurate representation to which you can compare later. You can include criteria such as mileage per vehicle, used fuel per vehicle, number of sites visited by vehicle, speeding tickets, number of accidents, hours of activity per vehicle, and other parameters that the GPS vendor can advise you for.

  1. Analysis of corporate fleet costs after implementing a GPS tracking system 

After 3 to 6 months you can perform an analysis of your costs after having successfully implemented a GPS tracking system. This will show you the amount of costs you’ve cut, whether you’ve solved the problems you set out to solve by purchasing a GPS, and whether you’ve achieved your goals.