Samsara Review - why 4.4 stars?

Samsara Review
ITQlick Score: 91/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.4/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: Fleet management -> Samsara
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 316 Fleet management systems
Company: Samsara
Pricing: starts at $33 per month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Samsara pricing, Samsara alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 15, 2020

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What is Samsara?

Samsara is a fleet management software that helps companies increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of their vehicular operations, and it also manages operations from the point of dispatch to delivery. Also embedded in the software is an AI Dash Cam that helps improve fleet safety, using a system that monitors and routes EV in real-time.

Samsara key features are driver workflow, GPS fleet tracking, fuel & maintenance, and driver safety & coaching. The software developers are Samsara®, a large-sized computer software company with an employee size of over 1,400 workers. The company has its headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, and they won the International Business Awards twice in 2019 and 2020.

What is Samsara rating? ()

The rating of Samsara is 4.4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 91 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Samsara's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small businesses and start ups.

Is Samsara the best Fleet management?

Samsara is ranked 6 out of 316 software in their category (Fleet management systems).

What are Samsara's pros? (4 Pros)

  • A lot of users report on the feasibility of the insights given by the software
  • There is a separate Samsara mobile app to connect with drivers
  • Easy to install and get acquainted with
  • There are regular updates to improve functionality

What are Samsara's cons? (2 cons)

  • It is plagued with bugs on occasions
  • Updates on operation reports could be faster

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Samsara: TranWare, Viamente Route Planner, LeaseWave Fleet, Verizon Connect Reveal, GPS Commander, EDULOG FleetPro, Fleet Complete, FASTER, FleetLynx, Skypatrol. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Samsara?

The cost of license starts at $33 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Samsara

What should you ask Samsara during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Samsara and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Samsara in action.

Is it the right software for you?

Samsara is most suitable for small businesses but can be deployed by even larger establishments as well. It is meant to serve industries such as transportation & Logistics, food & beverage, construction, field service, etc. Over 15,000 businesses use samsara, some of which are the Schwebel baking company, Markstein Sales Company, and Central Texas Water Supply.

Samsara's list of categories:

Maintenance
Scheduling
Fleet management
Fuel Management
Route Planning
Transportation management
Truck Dispatch
Device driver

Samsara's list of features:

Employee Scheduling
Scheduling
Maintenance Management
Maintenance
Transportation management

Samsara Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Samsara
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$33 per month
Functionality
14
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TranWare
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$29.95 per user/month
Functionality
4
LeaseWave
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Verizon
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
19
Viamente
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$29 per user/month
Functionality
6
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.