Tell us about Spireon and the products that are offered.

Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Spireon emerged in 2011 as the industry-leading Mobile Resource Management (MRM) company as a result of the merger of ProconGPS, Inc. with Enfotrace and PFS, LLC., the top three providers in the MRM space. Spireon connects companies to their mobile assets and workforce through game-changing information platforms, giving them the power to manage actionable business intelligence. With over one million active devices in the field today, Spireon provides solutions for automotive dealers and lenders with its trusted brands including GoldStar GPS®, EnfoTrace GPS™ and LoanPlus CMS™ and an exclusive array of products and services that offer trailer and asset intelligence and customized information platforms for enterprise and local fleet management. Inspiring companies to reach new heights with powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based tools, Spireon provides a sturdy foundation on which to optimize performance.

How do Spireon's products work and how do they differ from other theft recovery products?

GPS vehicle tracking has been instrumental in tracking vehicles and protecting investments. Theft recovery is one many features companies benefit from when they integrate a system like this.

Our products combine GPS and cellular technologies to transmit location and other vehicle data to secure servers, allowing customers to monitor and recover assets in real-time. We have several customer testimonials that have credited a quick recovery of their assets because our product was installed in their vehicles. In all of these instances, they were able to log in to their office computers and provide a physical address to the police. Many of these vehicles were recovered in hours. Before GPS and cellular technology, these vehicles would have been recovered several days or weeks later…if they were recovered at all.

Because we have over one million active devices in the marketplace, we’re able to scale and pass cost-savings directly to our customers. From hardware and data delivery to power management and pricing, our unique solutions contribute positively to a customer’s bottom line.

Spireon’s leading automotive GPS Vehicle tracking solutions are highly reliable and backed by patented technology. As technology evolves, it is important that our customers are not left behind. We make that possible through our continuous improvement program by defining areas of advancement in data networks, electronics, power management and sensor capability. We also want our customers to have a system that integrates with their other applications, not one that requires them to adapt to it.

Who are your target markets and the message you want to express to them?

Currently our market positions are in the Subprime Automotive Finance industry, Local & Enterprise Fleet Management and Trailer & Asset Intelligence markets. Spireon specializes in developing strong business relationships with leading companies worldwide, enabling it to offer affordable world-class asset recovery, risk mitigation, mobile asset management and location-based services to our customers. Our patented array of GPS products and information platforms provide business intelligence solutions through industry brands for automotive dealers, lenders, service and delivery fleets, and transportation and logistics companies.

Spireon is a well-established industry leader that has a proven track record in innovation, customer-focused service, financial stability, powerful vertical distribution networks, and a strong customer base.

What channels do you use to sell your products?

Our products are sold through our dedicated sales teams and independent and private label distributors.

Looking back over the past five years, how has the theft recovery industry changed and how do you see it changing in the future?

Previously, asset recovery required a great deal of internal and external resources, plus a great deal of time. Over the years, Business Intelligence has been strategically applied across many functions in organizations to drive out cost and improve performance. However, companies lacked the technology to manage people and assets that are mobile because of the time and cost it took to gather and evaluate information about the assets. Spireon changed the game!

Spireon provides its business partners innovative and effective tools - made up of technologies, networks, and processes - that allow them to collect meaningful information in real time, tracking the performance of their mobile assets and workforce. For instance, our messaging services technology will notify the assigned individuals in a business organization when a mobile resource exceeds a parameter, like a boundary, in real time. This technology will make it much easier to recover assets, and much harder for criminal activity.

What technology or services do you believe will drive your future success?

Spireon has maintained its position as the MRM leader due to its commitment to technology and innovation, and will continue to do so. Our real-time business intelligence leads to better business decision-making. Our products and service transform raw data into meaningful and useful information.

Spireon’s "Actionable" Business Intelligence technology helps companies monitor and protect their assets and workforce, enabling them to make timely, informed decisions that will ultimately optimize resources, reduce costs, and improve their effectiveness.

Implementation of our products have resulted in improved theft recovery, asset protection, and risk mitigation. In addition, many business organizations have increased efficiency and productivity without having to add additional staff.

Other offerings include installation services, and leasing programs for local and enterprise fleets as well as trailers and unpowered assets.