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Fleet Management Services Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014

Fleet management services have a buyer power score of 3.1 out of 5. This score indicates that buyers have slightly more power in negotiations, based on the modest rate at which service prices increased during the past three years. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Jeffrey Cohen, Factors that contributed positively to buyer power were the relatively fragmented nature of the market, a modest availability of substitutes and moderate switching costs.

The price of fleet management services increased at a moderate pace during the past three years as the economy steadily recovered. This rise in price occurred as the number of businesses increased alongside corporate profit, causing businesses to increase demand for fleet management services. In response, suppliers raised the price of their services. However, price increases were mitigated due to declining demand from another key buyer, local and state governments. Although the US economy was in the midst of recovery, many local and state governments experienced budget shortfalls and had to reduce spending on services that were not priorities, including fleet management services. Due to reduced demand, suppliers kept price increases low to try and retain existing customers, says Cohen.

Buyer negotiation power is positively affected by the relatively fragmented nature of the market. Because there are many suppliers throughout the United States, buyers have many choices in which supplier to purchase services from, thereby pitting suppliers against one another (this applies mostly to medium and large buyers). This factor can benefit buyers in terms of price and receiving additional services they otherwise may not have gotten. In addition, buyers have the option of purchasing products and services such as vehicle telematics and consulting services from vendors other than fleet management companies, thereby allowing buyers not to have to purchase additional services in a bundle that they may not need. Lastly, there is a moderate level of switching costs, which favors buyers because there are several suppliers that have years of experience and are willing to provide services to buyers located anywhere throughout the United States. The top four vendors in the market are General Electric Company, Automotive Resources International Inc., PHH Corporation and LeasePlan USA

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of fleet management services. Fleet management services involve the management of a companys transportation fleet, which primarily includes commercial motor vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks, ships and rail cars. The primary services that fleet management companies offer are vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telematics, fuel management and health and safety management. The key buyers of these services are businesses and local and state government entities. This report does not include fleet leasing car services.

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Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Vendor Financial Benchmarks

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







New York Reputation Management Firm Announces New Internet Marketing Campaigns for Celebrities Looking to Build Fan Base Organically


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

Sophiastar is pleased to announce its new Internet marketing campaigns for celebrities. Its new campaigns are designed to organically build an actor’s fan base to support continued career success. How an actor is represented on the Internet in terms of public relations and the highlighting of appearances will influence the public and determine popularity. Whether an actor is looking to create a profile that reflects a bad boy image or that of a sophisticated Hollywood professional, Internet marketing will establish the actor’s desired identity.

Sophiastar reputation management for actors is bringing television personalities and film stars enhanced exposure on the web to maintain a spotlight position and remain in the constant eye of the public. The actors that invest in celebrity reputation management are flooding the Internet with publicity and building a large fan base.

Sophiastar, New York’s premier reputation management firm for celebrities, is bringing actors the Internet exposure needed to build a fan base and support continued career success. Its clients are represented as leading actors in television, theater and film.







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Clio Opens Toronto Office to Serve the $250B North American Legal Industry and Bring its Legal Practice Management Tools to Firms in Central and Eastern North America

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

Themis Solutions Inc., makers of Clio, the leading cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry, today announced the opening of a Toronto office to establish a presence in the all-important legal region that covers eastern Canada and the US.

A presence in Toronto enhances Clios ability to expand its customer base and customer service for the eastern seaboard and Europe. The opening of the office builds on Clios 2013 growth which includes celebrating its fifth anniversary in October, launching the wildly successful first annual Clio Cloud Conference in September, and expanding into Europe with a new office in Dublin.

Its been a tremendous year of growth for Clio, and its the right time to open an office to facilitate even more rapid expansion in the east. Clios Toronto office will help deliver improved service to our large base of eastern customers, said Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton, adding Toronto has a phenomenal talent base that well be able to draw upon as we double our team size from 100 to 200 staff over the course of 2014. Steven Silberbach, who recently joined us as Vice President of Global Sales, will champion the process of building our Toronto presence.

Silberbach joined Clio from Salesforce.com and is known for his expertise in scaling sales teams. With an office in the heart of the start-up community in downtown Toronto, recruitment is actively underway to staff up the sales organization to service

BACS Key Management to Be Introduced at ASIS Conference


Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will showcase new enhancements in the BACS Asset Management System at the ASIS International Conference from September 24-27, 2013 in Chicago, IL.

Serving the critical market need for secure key storage and tracking, LEID Products recently introduced the addition of a key cabinet to the BACS Asset Management System, which will be available for live demonstration in the companys booth at ASIS, number 5041.

With the addition of key management, the BACS System now protects weapons, assets and keys in one integrated system, restricting employees access to only the keys/assets they are authorized to have. Features include tamper proof electronic lockers, Smart Rail Gun Racks and key cabinets, all of which interface with the BACS ID Station Kiosk serving as the control point for access (via fingerprint) to all assets/keys stored in the system. All assets are identified with RFID technology.

For many organizations, keys are among the most vital tangible assets; secure storage and restricted access has never been more important, said Sam Hoff, president, LEID Products. We are looking forward to The ASIS International Conference and displaying how our BACS Asset Management System guarantees proper storage, security and tracking of all sensitive assets.

The ASIS International Conference will draw more than 700 companies to the exhibit floor this year, gathering industry leaders and seasoned security practitioners. Keynote presentations and more than 200 concurrent sessions will cover the latest threats, news topics and critical issues facing organizations today. To register for the event, visit ASIS 2013 website.

About LEID Products:

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the manufacturing leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit http://www.leidproducts.com.







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