ARI captures hundreds of pieces of information daily for each of the approximately 923,000 cars, trucks and equipment it manages. The SAP HANA in-memory technology provides ARI the ability to process and analyze millions of data points 3,600 times faster than traditional technologies to deliver ARI and its clients with the critical insight needed to make impactful business decisions in real time.
“Following our initial meeting with SAP, we quickly realized our partnership and the use of the SAP HANA engine would completely change the way ARI and our clients manage vehicle fleets,” said Steve Haindl, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ARI. “This technology allows ARI and our clients to make faster, more informed business decisions by accessing and analyzing critical data in a matter of seconds rather than hours or even days.”
With implementation complete, ARI is now focused on optimizing its existing systems to leverage the new platform and developing new products and services that take full advantage of the SAP HANA technology, such as ARI analytics, a predictive tool that will help fleet managers make smarter, faster business decisions by analyzing data and generating reports in seconds. The fleet management company also plans to refresh and redesign its internal and client-facing system interfaces to ensure the tools are even more intuitive and easier to use than ever before.
ARI anticipates initial introduction of new programs built on this platform to begin later this year, with additional programs and services being introduced throughout 2013 and beyond.