Aaron’s Partners with Azuga to Deliver Next-Generation GPS and Driver Behavior Solutions to its Fleet
ATLANTA – July 14, 2015 – Aaron’s, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, recently partnered with Azuga, the world’s leading rewards-driven GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, in order to improve fleet safety and increase ROI.
With over 7,000 fleet drivers, Aaron’s now receives comprehensive coverage of next-generation GPS functionality, which combines GPS with driver rewards, vehicle health and plug-and-play installation. In only 6 months, Aaron’s has been able to generate a powerful ROI across different areas: reduction in idling, increased safety and longer truck life.
“We selected Azuga for its comprehensive functionality spanning GPS tracking, rewards-driven driver behavior solutions and engine diagnostics,” said Lewis Allen, senior manager fleet operations at Aaron’s. “We were able to improve many aspects of our fleet operations within the first three months of deploying Azuga. Its reliability, accuracy and value are unlike traditional hard-installed GPS systems. In addition, their social telematics feature allows us to further motivate and incentivize employees as well as to continue find new sources of ROI.”
“We’re pleased that our technology has positively impacted Aaron’s fleet safety, cost efficiency and ability to serve customers,” said Ananth Rani, co-founder and president of Azuga. “Aaron’s is one of the first companies to adopt Azuga‘s new driver centric social telematics features in an industry which was historically dominated by command-and-control ‘big brother’ GPS.”
Social telematics, a term and service coined by Azuga, combines driver visibility, gamification, employer-funded rewards, social sharing and Azuga-funded awards to bring a refreshing new approach to fleet telematics in 2015. With social telematics, everyone is a winner and this helps customers receive effortless ROI from their GPS fleet tracking implementations.
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About Azuga Fleet
San Jose-based Azuga is shaking up the traditional GPS vehicle tracking market with industry-first price points, a social approach to Telematics, easy-install hardware, lifetime warranties and no contract terms. The company’s cloud-based technology can begin tracking fleets in as little as 30 seconds and for less than 70 cents per day per vehicle. Azuga works closely with Danlaw, Inc. for GPS, driver behavior and fuel tracking hardware. Danlaw’s 500+ engineering professionals have been providing cloud-based, connected vehicle telematics solutions and embedded electronics to Insurance Companies, Automotive OEM’s and their Tier-1 supply base for more than 30 years. For more information, visithttp://www.azuga.com and follow @Azuga_GPS on Twitter.
About Aaron’s, Inc.
Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, currently has more than 2,100 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Aaron’s was founded in 1955, is headquartered in Atlanta and has been publicly traded since 1982. Progressive Leasing, a wholly owned subsidiary and leading virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 15,000 retail locations in 46 states. Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, ShopHomeSmart.com and ProgLeasing.com brands. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.