Article published in Revista ICEP / ANETIE — Portuguese Successful Companies
Tecmic moves forwards to a decisive new phase in its company history.
Tecmic has already traveled a long way and is an expert in the development of technological solutions to access the external economic activities from the inside of companies in real-time and automatically. Although this concept may seem a little strange, at first, its applications could not be more commonplace. With Tecmic solutions, managers are provided with essential tools to make the most of processes and resources, resulting in a reduction of costs and consequently improvements in productivity. Ample evidence lies in its customer portfolio, which includes names such as Carris (Portuguese national railway9, Transportes Luis Simões, CTT (Portuguese postal service), Portugal Telecom, Banco de Portugal and even the Portuguese parliament.
A member of the group AITEC since 1988 , one of the largest IT groups, Tecmic has developed incessantly, and is today the solutions that it offers. “The stockholder reorganization that took place in 2001 with the entry of BPI and the resulting increase of capital stock have made us even stronger”, states José Maria Moniz, deputy administrator at Tecmic.
Always faithful to their concept of bringing “The world outside, Inside your window!” Tecmic handles the entire process, from creation to implementation of the systems that it sells, through its own human resources, technicians and its own materials.
Based at Taguspark, in Oeiras, and with an annual turnover of approximately 2 million euros, Tecmic can and will take up new challenges, which is why it is working on its internationalization and already has representatives in Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil and Germany.
XTraN – Fleet Management
Tecmic´s star product. XTraN is much more that a mere GPS tracking system, it is the most advanced professional fleet management system available on the market and its modular and upgradeable characteristics make it perfectly adaptable to a wide variety of sectors of activity, such us the Grupo Luis Simões (Distribution and Logistics), Carris (Passenger Transport), CTT (Express Service) and the Banco de Portugal (Transport of Valuables).
As an example, we can refer to XTraN in its service pack for passenger transport passenger (XTraN Passenger) used at Carris, which has been widely praised, resulting in Tecmic being invited to present its system at national and international events.
The Carris, in order to improve the quality of its Customer Service, decided to implement a system which would allow the optimization of resources, making the service more regular, informing the passengers about wait periods and increasing the safety of workers and passengers alike.
In order to meet these objectives, it needed a system which could guarantee permanent tracking, integration with the police force and immediate detection of anomalies, as well as assuring the automatic direction of the driver and two-way communication between driver and Command center. XTraN Passenger is today one of the most advanced Fleet Management System for public transportation in the world.
Yet another example is that of the Grupo Luis Simoes, where Tecmic, with XTraN´s service pack for Distribution and Logistics was the only Portuguese company to reach the final selection stage, competing with some of the largest European Companies for this sector.
The solution to be implement at GLS aims at providing better support for logistics management, registering in detail the activities performed by collaborators. From the start of the service until the final delivery, XTraN informs you about the delivery status, collection, anomalies, etc providing this information in real-time. XTraN is integrated into the company’s general information system, allowing all agents and documents involved in the activities to be linked up.
By implementing the XTraN system on its approximately 800 vehicles this year, GLS is aiming at the reduction of costs and the optimization of its back-office system, in this way strengthening its already well-known leadership in the Iberian peninsula transportation sector.