Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced the formation of the Qualcomm Professional Services team to offer enhanced, value-added services and solutions for Qualcomm truckload and private fleet customers. The Professional Services team will provide application installation, systems integration, testing, phased implementation training and complete project management, enabling Qualcomm customers to achieve maximum value for their investment.
"We are pleased to announce the Qualcomm Professional Services team, which is backed by more than 15 years of extensive fleet management experience and professional services with 2,000 enterprises," said Glynn Spangenberg, vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "The team will specialize in providing advanced mobile and IT service offerings that help customers achieve superior productivity and operational savings in their organization."
The Qualcomm Professional Services team recently implemented enhancements and expanded offerings for its truckload and private fleet customers. These enhancements include the Activity Base Pay™ and Management Advisor™ solutions for the FleetAdvisor® system; the Message Abbreviator™ tool for Qualcomm's OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress® mobile communications systems; and the Stop Management™ system for the OmniTRACS system.
Qualcomm's Activity Base Pay solution provides an integrated set of business rules for customer-defined operations activities and determines driver pay based on those activities. An activity-based pay system enables motor carriers to pay or reward drivers based on achieving objectives related to idling, overspeeds and over-revs, which links driver compensation to improved profitability. The payroll module includes automated drivers' reimbursements for approved cash-based transactions.
Qualcomm's Management Advisor is a business process with system tools that enable motor carriers to accurately retain, track and report on customer-defined performance metrics such as asset utilization and measure financial returns in real dollars.
Qualcomm's Message Abbreviator is an integrated system tool that enables companies to create and utilize abbreviated words and terms for outbound messages, which reduces character counts and standardizes company-approved messaging to help fleets reduce overall messaging costs. Message Abbreviator works on all free form outbound messages, provides instant feedback on character reduction and functions in custom integration programs designed to deliver additional savings.
Qualcomm's Stop Management system is a business process and integrated system tool that identifies begin-of-trip and end-of-trip events and assists in the exception management and reporting of planned and unplanned stops. These tools are designed to improve driver and asset utilization by notifying operations personnel of activity that is outside of company-defined parameters.
All Professional Services include application installation, systems integration, testing, phased implementation training and complete project management. Fees vary by job.
Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS mobile communications system provided transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Today, Qualcomm's fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet and exceed the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. Now with FleetAdvisor®, a paperless solution to ensure DOT and IFTA regulatory compliance; GlobalTRACS®, an equipment management system for the construction equipment industry; OmniExpress®, a CDMA-based wireless communications system; and other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets.
Qualcomm is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped nearly 500,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which FleetAdvisor, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress systems are deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.