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Donlen and Ericsson Collaborate to Achieve Return on Investment

Ericsson Sees Results from DriverPoint Telematics; Donlen Launches DriverPoint Consultative Services

Northbrook, IL, February 06, 2014 --( Donlen, the fleet industry's most comprehensive provider of integrated financing and asset management solutions, today released their case study of Ericsson’s six-month DriverPoint Telematics trial titled, "Return on Investment: Ericsson Sees Results with DriverPoint® Telematics."

Throughout the trial, there were widespread improvements in driver behavior, fuel economy, and safe driving patterns. This was due in large part to a new program developed between Donlen and Ericsson, DriverPoint Consultative Services.

According to Brad Bohnen, Ericsson Head of Fleet Management – North America, “DriverPoint Consultative Services, an extension of the consultation already provided to Ericsson for other aspects of our fleet, was a true collaboration between Donlen and Ericsson.”

Over a series of discovery meetings and discussions, Ericsson and the DriverPoint team determined the primary areas of focus and how to best meet the needs of the Ericsson fleet. Now, Donlen not only administers DriverPoint for Ericsson – a service that is standard with any DriverPoint implementation – but also manages the extraordinary amount of data provided and report back to Ericsson on a regular basis.

“Managing the data provided by such technology is key to a successful outcome. Not all data is equal; some data points require immediate action in order to satisfy our company’s progressive risk management concerns,” said Bohnen.

The case study is filled with informative graphics and analysis, including.

· Dealer delivery findings
· Alternative-fuel feasibility using driver geographic footprint
· Vendor efficiency and preventive maintenance downtime
· Driver behavior and idle times
· Accident versus non-accident analysis
· Return on Ericsson’s investment
· Future areas of concentration

“Using the massive amount of data that DriverPoint provides, we were able to quantify Ericsson’s return on their initial investment and project potential future savings,” said Tom Sloan, Director of Analytical Product Management. “One of the more interesting parts of the trial was the analysis of driver oil-change downtime by vendor. We were then able to present Ericsson with a cost versus time analysis, and they in turn can direct drivers appropriately. Armed with this type of data, Ericsson can continue to see great results using DriverPoint.”

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About Donlen Corporation

Donlen is the industry's leading provider of integrated financing and management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve utilization, and increase driver safety and productivity. Donlen's innovation has been honored with the Computerworld 2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Development, the 2012 and 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America, and recipient of the 2013 CIO 100. Their workplace excellence has been recognized on the IAOP The Global Outsourcing 100® list for seven of the last eight years, and as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago each year from 2007-2012. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit

About Ericsson

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services.

We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions. We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company’s net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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