Gurtam team is constantly working to improve the company products. Now it comes to the new Gurtam website. For 8 years it served us faithfully, but time has come to give the website a new breath of life.
We are happy to present the updated Gurtam.com. We took the best of its forerunner, updated our product information, freshened up and simplified design to improve usability. Then again, it’s up to you to decide whether we’ve succeeded.
One of Gurtam’s core values is commitment to excellence. Average and merely good is just not enough for us. In each aspect of our work we always strive to provide customers with the best possible fleet management solution. In 2014, according to the analytical report of market research firm Berg Insight Wialon was recognized as a leading GPS tracking and fleet management system in Russia and CIS. Now we move on and strengthen Wialon presence at European and US markets.
Recently Capterra, headquatered in Arlington, USA, a large online directory of business software vendors – has updated its TOP-20 most popular fleet management software developers. We were proud to learn that Wialon has strengthened its position and has been ranked 13th in the rating, up from the 18th position last year.
Summers in Belarus are short, easpecially for the Gurtam working bees with vacations being their only time to chill and relax. The sunniest days, however, are not coming with vacations! We have mentioned multiple times in our blog posts, that team building activities are essential in creating a closely-knit, happy and productive A-team. The beautiful Summer Pirushka has not only helpedto increase communication amongst the team members, but also helped to form some great memories we can now share.
Over the years of Gurtam’s existence, Wialon community has expanded its horizons and gained many international partners.Today, with their support the geography of Wialon usage covers 90 countries. Our partnership is not limited to having only business communication. We maintain a friendly relationship with our partners by meeting them at industry events on a regular basis, inviting them over to our annual Partner Conference in Minsk and participate with them in various projects.
When they come to Belarus, our partners often ask us about the Belarusian language and culture. Belarus has two official languages: Russian and Belarusian. As a first time visitor in Belarus, one might assume that Russian is the only spoken language in the country. People speak Russian, write in Russian and think in Russian. Most of the time, Belarusian language can be heard only on a State TV-channel and on Vatican radio: twice a day the foreign radio station broadcasts in Belarusian.
Since International Mother Language Day is around the corner, we got the idea to introduce our native language to Gurtam partners. We chose a beautiful Belarusian poem“Dze moi kray” by Uladzimir Karatkevich and asked the partners to read it aloud and capture the process on a video.
The end of the year is a perfect time to sum up the results, forget about the bad times, remember all the good ones and make plans for the next 12 months. The year 2014 was extremely intense and full of various significant events. We’ve managed to do a lot. And today I’d like to dedicate this pre-New Year’s article to our most interesting news, successfully implemented projects and great achievements.
New products, new projects and new possibilities:
This year we launched a new Wialon server product — Wialon Local — that has already gained popularity among Gurtam customers worldwide.
Performed revolutionary changes in GPS Trace Orange: now it looks like an absolutely new service, attractive both technically and visually.
GPS Tag is now free and unified for all Wialon platforms (both iOS and Android versions are available).
Building a Smart System that would do the hard work for the auto insurers has grown out of a sole ambition, with some of the telematic players scoring really high on this market.
Compared to the progress of UBI in countries like Italy, UK and the US, Russia is yet making the timid steps towards it. Therefore, as a trendsetter and technology leader, Gurtam has decided to not stay apart.
Just close your eyes and for a few seconds imagine the city of museums and ancient cathedrals, street musicians and famous wire balls on lightpoles, incompatible architectural styles and forsaken buildings, covered with fabulous graffiti pieces. The city of paradoxes and contrasts with its unique unforgettable atmosphere, having nothing to do with old school ceremonious Europe.
Here in Bucharest in October 2014 Telematics Conference SEEurope found its place, after a four-year trip through Serbia in 2011, than Slovenia and Croatia. Last year while visiting M2Mission Possible in Beograd so many people mentioned this tremendously important telematics event for South Eastern Europe that Gurtam team, led by its CEO Aliaksei Shchurko, couldn’t help coming here and communicating with numerous all-European market experts, learning new trends and business-models successfully implemented by partners and competitors.
You think I’m showing off? Yeap? Really? No, how could I… We’re not boasting, we simply outline the naked facts. Bare truth and nothing else. Wialon is recognized as a leading GPS tracking and fleet management system in Russia and CIS.
Where has it come from? A well-known analytical company Berg Insight, which last year predicted the unprecedented growth period of the telematics market, has conducted another research. A new report confirmed the forecasts of the world experts and revealed the main market players.
Summer impressions could be easily found in winter also, especially if we remember that professional conferences and exhibitions took place all over the world the whole year round. Just recently my colleagues have returned from Miami, where (for the third time already) participated in one of the most significant events, covering ultimate M2M technologies — М2М Evolution Conference&Expo 2014.
Let’s continue to disclose all the secrets of Telematics 2013. Autumn. Today I’ll tell you about the most significant changes in Gurtam partner program 2014. Namely this program will define the policy of Gurtam interrelations with partners within the following year. The renewed program will bring several pleasant surprises, both financial and non-financial. The number of bonuses, as it was last year, depends on the partner status: Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold. To cut a long story short, I won’t go into details, but will mention the main innovations and changes, meant to increase the efficiency of cooperation and enhance the development of your business.