SOURCE: Decisiv, Inc.

Decisiv, Inc.

February 15, 2015 15:00 ET

Decisiv Continues Thought Leadership Around Use of VMRS

New Whitepaper on How ATA Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards Improve Profitability Presented at the TMC Annual Meeting

GLEN ALLEN, VA and NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - February 15, 2015) - Decisiv, Inc., the leading provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, today announced here at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, a new whitepaper, VMRS Codes: The Key to Unlocking More Profit. Highlights of the paper will be presented during the S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group session (Tuesday, February 17, 2:45-4:15 pm, Grand Ballroom A, Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee). Decisiv will also be showcasing its latest technology and platform capabilities at TMC in Booth #2234.

"VMRS (Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards) offers fleets, service providers and manufacturers much more than the nine-digit component codes that immediately come to mind," said Michael Riemer, VP, Products and Channel Marketing at Decisiv. "The industry standard language, which is integrated into the Decisiv SRM platform, allows everyone in the service supply chain to have a complete understanding of what occurred during a repair, and eliminates the need for extensive, ad hoc written communications. It also provides for the organization of complex maintenance data in a very structured format. VMRS Codes: The Key to Unlocking More Profit illustrates how the combination of VMRS and Decisiv's technology results in greater asset utilization and improved profitability."

The Decisiv whitepaper focuses on how using VMRS correctly allows users to get the most value from their maintenance and repair investment. It begins with a basic understanding of what VMRS encompasses, how it helps identify the cause of a service event, describes why work is being performed and explains what was done to fix a problem.

VMRS Codes: The Key to Unlocking More Profit also details how the common language structure improves profitability by enhancing communication; ensures quality reporting, real-time decision making and ad-hoc reporting on assets, service events, repair operations and components; enables more effective vehicle specifying and asset retirement decisions; aids in shop scheduling; allows for comparison of service events, and improves budgeting and planning.

Developed by the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), VMRS is the universal language of maintenance reporting. The coding convention creates a single structure to describe assets (manufacturers, types, component and parts), service events, repair operations and other critical maintenance related operations. VMRS is continually updated as new technologies and components are introduced.

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.

About Decisiv, Inc.
Founded in 2001 and based in Glen Allen, Virginia, Decisiv is the world's leading provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets in trucking and transportation, coach, construction, power generation, and other on- and off-highway, heavy-duty equipment markets. Decisiv's cloud-based software, mobile applications and services enable enterprises, government entities, leasing and rental companies and service providers to more effectively manage, monitor and report on service and repair event interactions independent of asset type, service provider or device. In the North American transportation market, 900 fleets with 365,000 assets and more than 2,200 service providers and thousands of roadside service and tow providers are using the Decisiv SRM platform to perform more than 250,000 inspections and manage over 1.2 million service events per year. For additional information, visit www.decisiv.com.