Trimble has acquired Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), an engineering and systems integration firm based in Coralville, Iowa. The acquisition expands Trimble’s fleet safety and compliance solutions and allows Trimble to offer electronic logs as a service. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Trimble serves multiple industries that require compliance with the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The mandate, which requires certain fleets to electronically log hours of service (HOS) data, will go into effect in December 2017. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the ELD mandate is expected to impact 3.4 million drivers across the United States.
“ISE’s broad industry expertise and innovative solutions extend Trimble’s capabilities in providing fleet safety and compliance,” says James Veneziano, senior vice president, Trimble. “By acquiring ISE, we can further develop comprehensive solutions and services to enable our customers to realize improved efficiencies and greater levels of safety within their organization.”
The addition of ISE allows Trimble to combine research and development efforts to provide customers with a robust and compliant ELD solution. ISE provides its electronic logs as a service to a variety of businesses that provide a logging solution to a broad range of customers, including those in oil and gas transportation, agriculture, and construction, as well as private and for-hire fleets. Trimble’s Construction Logistics and Field Service Management businesses currently provide electronic logging solutions as a service through ISE’s eFleetSuite, a commercial-grade telematics platform that manages HOS and vehicle maintenance compliance.
ISE’s business will be reported as part of Trimble’s Transportation Segment.