MAN Truck & Bus AG, a division of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, selects Solera for its Global SaaS platform Digital Garage for Fleet (DGF) to enhance MAN’s customer journey and digital experience in aftersales
MAN Truck & Bus AG, a Volkswagen Truck & Bus company and a global leader in commercial vehicles manufacturing, to deploy Solera’s Digital Garage Fleet250™ platform into vehicles and aftermarket services, delivering significant value to customers through digital risk and asset management solutions for the trucking ecosystem.
MUNICH, GERMANY and WESTLAKE, TEXAS, (March 12, 2018) – Solera Holdings, Inc. (“Solera”), a global leader in intelligent data and software as a service (SaaS) for the heavy duty truck, automotive, home ownership and personal digital identity management, and MAN Truck & Bus AG (“MAN”), leader in pioneering solutions for the transportation industry, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to implement Solera’s DGF platform.
Solera’s DGF platform has been developed to connect drivers, vehicles and service providers through sophisticated workflow and rules engine technology. MAN will work with Solera’s R3Pi division, the disruptive innovation arm of the company, and leverage the DGF platform to transform and further digitize their operations.
“We are privileged to work with Andreas Renschler and Joachim Drees and the MAN Truck & Bus team to deliver on their vision of a digitally enhanced and streamlined customer journey. Our mission is to disrupt the status quo of the global fleet aftersales market ,” said Tony Aquila, the founder, Chairman and CEO of Solera. “Partnering with MAN is an exciting opportunity for us to further expand our global offering leveraging over four Billion dollars invested in automotive, insurance and identity solutions, to help small to large fleets reduce waste and improve connectivity of their ecosystems using SaaS and customer-centric hardware that we specifically designed for the global truck and fleet industries.”
Solera and MAN will aggregate and refine raw data to smooth out and accelerate the customer journey by deploying DGF across MAN’s worldwide network. The Solera Digital Garage Fleet 250, which identifies the 250 touchpoints across the lifecycle of a truck and driver, enables the integration and optimization of data, and matches the identity of the truck with the driver. This partnership will initially focus on data-led estimations, cycle-time improvements and the further digitalization of the vehicle intake process. This includes the ability for drivers to use the DGF technology to track their performance, conduct daily vehicle health checks and in the future, manage and protect their identity and privacy, all providing significant value for MAN customers.
“Our company’s partnership with Solera is another step on the road to digitization. It is in line with our strategy, which involves completely rethinking the world of transportation and logistics with strong partners by our side. We are gradually branching out from being a commercial vehicles manufacturer with a focus on hardware to become a provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions. Further digitization of the after-sales business has a key part to play in this transformation,” says Christian Kaiser, CDO of MAN Truck & Bus.
Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life’s most important assets: our cars, trucks, homes and identities. Today, Solera processes over 300 million digital transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. For more information, please visit solera.com.
Cautions about Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about: the benefits of the partnership between Solera and MAN (the “Partnership”), including but not limited to: integration of Solera’s DGF platform into MAN’s fleet and aftermarket services worldwide network; MAN’s utilization of Solera’s data, technology and development capabilities to digitize MAN’s operations; Solera’s utilization of MAN’s expertise in manufacturing and transportation; the use of Solera’s DGF platform to increase connectivity, further digitization, streamline logistics, reduce waste, track performance, monitor vehicle health and protect and identity and privacy; and the future expansion and development of Solera’s DGF platform and provision of industry leading digital services to the market. These statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in transactions of this nature, our business and MAN’s business, including, without limitation: the failure to realize the expected benefits of the expanded Partnership; risks associated with and possible negative consequences of acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and similar transactions; successfully combining Solera’s solutions, products and services with or into other MAN solutions, products and services; continued adoption of Solera’s and MAN’s solutions, products and services; effects of competition on product and service pricing and Solera’s and MAN’s business; Solera’s ability to obtain additional financing as necessary to support its business or operations; rapid technology changes in Solera’s industry; and effects of security breaches on Solera’s business and reputation. Solera is under no obligation to (and specifically disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.