Not all data should be seen by all parties. Or perhaps, it should. It is entirely up to you. Before you invest in a telematics platform, make sure you examine the flexibility of its site privatization features.
Site privatization refers to the features of the telematics platform that enable you – the user – to sequester data according to your needs. If you have multiple sites, you probably want to operate each site independently with user login privileges. Or, then again, you may prefer to have data shared freely among the sites. Either way, you need a platform that gives site administrators total access to view data, run reports, and modify settings for any site.
The administrator could, for instance, limit the scope of data that users view:
- One user can be allowed or not allowed to see another site’s data, reports and dashboards
- One user can be allowed or not allowed to see another area/group data, reports, and dashboards
So what are examples of situations when site privatization is crucial?
Take a corporation where some hierarchy exists. Site privatization means you can tailor data access on both enterprise and local levels. If you are the plant manager of a large manufacturing plant in charge of three shifts and several areas/groups within each shift (like production, shipping, receiving, and picking), you should be able to customize settings to prevent or enable shifts to view each other’s data, reports, and dashboards. You may even want to take it a step further and customize settings for groups within the shift. As a result of these capabilities, you could administer an incentive program between groups or shifts while, at the same time, preventing them from monitoring each other or even gaming the system.
Similarly, your corporation may have process owners at different levels of the organization who want access to specific data that relate to their organizational responsibilities. That same data may need to be shielded from view by others. Again, the corporate administrator can set up groups and areas to accommodate the need for openness or privacy by the different parties. As the makeup of groups and individual users change, the administrator should take the lead in ensuring the continued fit of the settings.
The ability to customize what sites and users can view or not view, ensures they have access to the data that matters to their performance. And relevant data matters to the performance of your entire organization.