Telematics Guru provides different billing plans to suit different asset utilization requirements. This provides a great way to get the great features of Telematics Guru, but at a price point that suits the type of asset.
|TG Plan||Description||Record Count||Considerations||Maps|
|TG-Classic||Original TG plan. Includes most functionality.||No limit, but fair use applies||This is the default plan.||Google Maps|
|TG-Pro||Additional advanced features: local speed limit lookup.||No limit, but fair use applies||This plan provides local speed limit lookup using the Tom-Tom API.||Google Maps|
|TG-PPM||TG - Pay Per Message|
TG-Classic features, for 'low use' assets that do not send many records
|No limit, see price list for pricing. Prices are per 1000 messages, pooled across all assets||No overage charges, but for assets that send a lot of records the Classic plan will be cheaper.||Google Maps|
|TG-ALR (legacy)||Asset Location and Recovery features: basic live tracking; ALR alerts; ALR reports; no history.||No limit, but fair use applies||Legacy plan - use PPM or Classic instead|
Excellent value if a live position is required. No history is presented.
|Open Street Maps|
TG-Classic, TG-Pro, and TG-PPM are all plans within 'Regular' TG Organisations. ALR is it's own Organisation type, with limited functionality.
The PPM plan does not have a maximum cost limit. An asset on a PPM plan that is poorly configured may incur a greater cost than the TG-Classic fee. This is left to the reseller to manage and configure their devices appropriately.
Click here for a PPM calculator to help work out costs.
Setting Up PPM
1. Configure your device so that it sends a lower number of messages.
Setting the plan in Telematics Guru has no impact on device behaviour/update rate. This is controlled via parameters in OEM Server. The following links will help:
We do not necessarily need to restrict devices to just 1 or 2 uploads per day. We can still make use of movement based tracking - just the exact number of messages per day will depend on how much the device moves about.
2. Set the devices to the PPM plan in Telematics Guru
- Go to Admin -> Organisation Manage Asset Billing Plans. The user will need the "Billing Plan Manage" permission to access this and manage billing plans.
- Select the assets for which you wish to change the billing plan.
- Click change billing plan and set the plan to the desired plan. TG-Classic is the default plan for all newly created assets.
Notes for Billing Plan Changes
Billing plan changes will take effect at the beginning of the next cycle (start of the next month) - the current plan will be used for the remainder of the month.
The "next" plan, which will take effect next month will be shown in brackets, as <Current Plan> (<Next Plan>). Eg. TG-Classic (TG-PPM). The exception to this rule is newly created assets. Any changes made to the billing plan within 7 days of the asset's creation will take effect immediately.
You can view the current message count in the Asset Billing Plan page, Admin -> Organisation Manage ->Asset Billing Plans. This gives the count for the current month. TG will count records only if the asset is set to TG-PPM. There are no overages on this plan, but the count is useful in determining which assets may be better off on the TG-Classic plan.