Digital vehicle management
for a world leading construction company


More security and lower costs through integrated telematics telematics on an IoT platform.


This overarching telematics solution from prodot enables construction companies to use, plan and manage vehicles and construction equipment like wheeled loaders, diggers and pavers more efficiently. Relevant data from different telematics systems (MiX Telematics, CAT, Liebherr etc.) is pooled and automatically synchronized with SAP. The smart processing of this data then helps cut spending on fuel by around 5-10%, among other benefits.

  • #IoT
  • #Telematics
  • #Mobile
  • #Cloud
  • #Industry4.0

Industry 4.0 in the area of road construction

Integrating telematics and SAP -
IoT platform to improve the utilisation of machinery

As Europe’s leading transport infrastructure construction group, our customer has a major interest in optimizing the capacity utilization of its construction equipment as well as the corresponding fuel consumption. A pilot project at the construction company underlines the potential savings offered by introducing an overarching telematics system with tailored software and a cloud platform with integration of the internet of things.

prodot was given the task of developing a solution with IoT sensor technology specially for the construction company and integrating data from several telematics systems as well as SAP into a software solution.

Using “geo-fences”, activities on construction sites can be recorded and automatically processed – such as logging within the SAP system.

Moreover, the following goals are also realized:

  • Optimized vehicle and equipment capacity utilization
  • Long-term storage of all telematics data
  • Automatic operating data logging
  • Minimized idle time
  • Extended intervals between servicing
  • Anti-theft protection via tracking
  • Compliance

Business benefits

More transparency, lower costs through intelligent technology with the prodot IoT platform: Digital equipment management

The results speak for themselves – the digital equipment management solution tailored to the construction business has enabled the road construction company to reduce its costs for fuel by around 5-10%.

The automated transfer of telematics, planning and usage data to SAP also substantially optimizes project controlling.

  • Efficiency & economy: Smart maximized equipment capacity utilization and exact recording of construction equipment usage - according to actually activities performed. Inefficient processes (e.g. idle times and incorrect usage) are reduced.
  • Real-time: Real-time tracking and alarm notifications for important events for more security. This provides certainty regarding proper use of resources.
  • Independent: High degree of flexibility. The overarching interconnection with different telematics systems (MiX Telematics, CAT, Liebherr etc.) on the IoT platform allows providers to be selected independently and ensures ideal adaptability.
  • Reporting: Enhancement of transparency and reporting quality. Data is collected in real time and can be provided on demand or regularly as a report on the IoT platform.
  • Effectiveness: The sustainability of training and quality assurance measures is examined. This identifies valuable potential optimizations.
  • Safety & compliance: Agreement adherence with regards to data protection. Reliable compliance with legal regulations. Storage of usage data and reports in the company’s own IT center for rapid, indefinite availability.

All fleet vehicles and construction sites at a glance

Which vehicles and construction equipment are in use at which sites?

The prodot IoT platform integrates data from different sources into one interface in order to give users rapid access to information on the location of construction sites, vehicles and construction equipment.

Resources such as construction equipment and machinery, excavators or wheel loaders can be efficiently planned and coordinated on the IoT platform using this information, including across different telematics providers (MiX Telematics, CAT, Liebherr etc.).

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DGM Map with identification of the devices

All fleet vehicles and construction sites at a glance

The zoom-in function provides the exact status of a construction machine - color coding shows whether the equipment is working, being transported or requires servicing.

The list view only displays vehicles, construction equipment and areas which are visible on the current map.

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Instant access to vehicle and equipment data

The detailed view for vehicles or construction equipment shows the operating hours, kilometer readings and current consumption data in addition to the current position.

Every vehicle is connected with the SAP system via an ID so that corresponding counters are automatically inputted back into SAP.

DGM Reports

Ad-hoc reports for direct analysis

Consumption and usage times can be viewed and analyzed as historical data for every vehicle or piece of construction equipment. This helps the company to use equipment and vehicles more economically. This in turn saves fuel and protects the environment.

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Multi-step authorization concept

Seamless monitoring with alarm functions

A special authorization concept filters the data of different branch offices and user groups. Users therefore only receive the information and reports available to them. The representation of the company structure and allocation of the data takes place automatically via SAP and Active Directory.

Multi-step authorization concept

Optimized equipment capacity utilization through internal sharing

The prodot IoT platform solution depicts the internal sharing process digitally in an effort to reduce the costs for external rental equipment and maximize internal capacity utilization. Branch offices are therefore able to easily register equipment as available, request equipment and borrow or lend machines.

The recording of the equipment in SAP takes place based on actual equipment usage.

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Tracking & tracing, compliance

Tracking as well as the occurrence of important events is shown in almost real time using modern transmission technology on the Internet of Things. All data is recorded for use as historical data.

This allows important movement sequences and special events to be precisely tracked retrospectively at any time in the case of legal disputes or insurance claims. This automatically also helps in intelligent optimizing routes and driving behavior.

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Localization and theft protection

Reports via e-mail or SMS automatically inform staff of the occurrence of previously configured events, such as theft. Alarms signalize unexpected activities within the fleet outside of the construction site area marked by the site manager (geo-fenced). This boosts security.

Seamless monitoring with alarm functions


Always informed: Automated reporting and report distribution in line with a set schedule

All processes and data from the connected telematics systems are automatically recorded in the IoT platform solution – from positions, fuel consumption and operating hours to kilometer readings.

This allows the equipment and vehicle usage to be checked across multiple fleets. Inefficient processes such as idle times with running engines or incorrect use are therefore identified by the software.

Every report can be generated and sent out either ad-hoc or in line with a set time schedule. This specifically helps increase equipment availability, improves work cycles and helps avoid unnecessary fuel consumption and wear.

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SAP Partner

SAP integration

The linking of all recorded construction site activities takes place with the help of geo-fences. These are prepared on the IoT platform based on address information from SAP and subsequently adjusted and activated by authorized personnel.

Overview of the construction site editing mode (after regular import from SAP).

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