Cognizant in digital deal with Hertz Equipment

IT services provider Cognizant announced its digital deal with Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) for executing a new Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.

HERC is working with the BPO major to generate value from its telematics technology, the capture of data about maintenance status, operator behavior, geographic location and other performance aspects from sensors on HERC’s heavy equipment fleet.

HERC, an equipment rental company with approximately 280 locations worldwide, offers heavy equipment and tools for rent, including aerial lifts, earthmoving equipment, forklifts and power generators.

Cognizant will re-architect and enhance HERC’s critical business applications to capitalize on the latest digital capabilities, including advanced mobile interfaces for field technicians to improve efficiency and productivity, and new digital services for customers enabled by telematics.

Rich Marani, chief information officer at HERC, said: “Cognizant impressed us with an understanding of our industry’s business challenges, and their demonstrated ability to execute end-to-end as we transform our telematics program.”

“Enterprises are grappling with how to leverage digital technologies like the IoT. HERC’s sizeable deployment of telematics technology reflects that they’re forward-thinkers and leaders in the new digital age,” said Sean Middleton, chief operating Officer, Emerging Business Accelerator, at Cognizant.

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