PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry. It delivers greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction, and customer service. PeopleNet products are currently being used in more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies.
Technology innovation is a key part of growth for PeopleNet, and as such the balance of quality, risk, speed-to-market and price are key considerations. PeopleNet has used both nearshore and offshore groups in the past. They found that these groups had neither the required knowledge of U.S. commerce nor the end-user experience. PeopleNet also required speed-to-market, but neither nearshore nor offshore companies could effectively run the Agile development environments needed to provide such speed. PeopleNet found that this combination of items created slower development cycles, logistical issues, and management difficulty. This resulted in a higher cost model than originally anticipated.
PeopleNet engaged Eagle Creek as a strategic partner to speed up the development cycles, manage the logistical issues associated with critical hardware, create the ability for project teams to successfully work in agile and ultimately drive down the total cost of development.