EPAM and HERE Technologies’ new partnership will work to provide connected business models with location-aware IoT tracking solutions.
Digital platform engineering and software development services provider EPAM Systems is teaming up with Open Location Platform provider HERE Technologies to collaborate on creating new asset tracking solutions for the transportation, logistics, distribution, and fleet management industries. The companies plan to combine HERE’s location technology with EPAM’s IoT capabilities with the goal of helping customers create new business models and improve efficiency.
EPAM plans to create both infrastructure and new IoT devices. They also plan to build a new, comprehensive digital platform for transportation, asset and fleet management integrating HERE’s asset tracking technology as a new cloud Platform as a Service. HERE’s tracking technology will let customers track inventory and devices indoor and out in real time.
“As we continue to evolve our IoT tracking services practice to include a broad range of vertical and horizontal use cases, partnerships with industry leaders like HERE allow us to deliver powerful, context-aware and personalized solutions to enterprises and users alike,” said Eli Feldman, CTO, Advanced Technology, EPAM. “HERE Tracking capabilities are logically extensible beyond transportation use cases and can cover a range of in-demand capabilities in our key verticals, including retail, media and entertainment and life sciences, in the future.”
According to the announcement, key features of HERE’s location and tracking services, include:
- industry-grade maps for indoor venues and outdoor environments with geo-coding capabilities;
- highly accurate, energy-efficient indoor-outdoor positioning technology with offline capabilities that enables conventional tracking devices to work longer due to superior battery management;
- tracking and geo-fencing APIs; and
- analytics API and visualization tools
“Commerce today is conducted at global scale, where supply chains and marketplaces transcend geography. At the same time, businesses can no longer afford operational inefficiencies as consumers expect goods and services to be delivered with unprecedented speed and reliability,” said, Leon van de Pas, SVP Internet of Things at HERE Technologies. “The combination of HERE Tracking and EPAM’s ability to quickly engineer and deliver IoT software is a powerful solution for any business to fundamentally increase its operational efficiency.”