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Real-time information helps customers optimize productivity.
In today's world of instant information and smart devices, job sites are becoming increasingly connected. Customers are demanding real-time information to assist in effectively and efficiently managing their business.
Caterpillar recognizes that technology-enabled business solutions differentiate themselves from the competition. To achieve success in this rapidly changing technology space, Caterpillar has developed an enterprise-wide Technology Enabled Solutions (TES) Strategy. Our solutions will include such capabilities as equipment management, asset management, condition and remote monitoring, as well as prognostic and diagnostic tools.
Our technology solutions are tailored to meet customer requirements and will be fully integrated into our machines and engines at first fit, or through aftermarket retrofit options. The goal is for Caterpillar's fleet management approach to become the industry standard, by leveraging proven cross industry applications and modules, which will give customers a competitive advantage.
Customers receive support for technology solutions through our unrivalled dealer network. Dealers provide technical expertise in the deployment of these technologies, and product support of machines and engines, to help customers be more successful.
"Operationally, telematics will give us access to a database of information that will allow us to hone that information to unprecedented levels," said Brett Lehmann, national survey manager Abigroup Ltd. "We have a mature relationship with Caterpillar and our dealer which allows the use of telematics to be mutually beneficial. We have real-time, fleet-efficiency data sent directly to our supervisors in the field ... the power of that is phenomenal."
Caterpillar is partnering with the best suppliers and development partners to ensure all customer work streams are enabled by technology solutions. From grade control, to global positioning, to industry-specific services, Caterpillar is committed to improving customer productivity with lower operating costs through technology.
"Technology is going to be the deciding factor in the industry moving forward. Caterpillar technology touches every piece of our equipment and with that information we can continue to drive our efficiency and effectiveness," said Chad Jessen, a Caterpillar customer and development and innovation partner, Kiewit. "It's no secret that the Cat® dealer network and parts availability are best in class. As customers, we know Caterpillar's technology platform is the next area where Caterpillar will serve customers as best in class. Working together we will set ourselves apart from everyone else."
The rapid implementation of the Technology Enabled Solutions (TES) strategy will ensure success jointly for Caterpillar, Cat dealers and customers far into the future.