Work with TripLog

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Bryndel P
Mar 7, 9:22 AM PST

Given that you've added the functionality to tag trips as business, it would be really beneficial if the following features were added:

1) At the very least, weekly mileage total of business trips. Monthly, quarterly, and yearly as well.

2) The stats, cost for that trip would be great as well.

There are apps on the Google play store that do this, but Automatic doesn't work with them, most notably (for me) TripLog 2.0. Right now, Automatic seems to function like Google map history. The information is presented in a visually appealing way but there's really nothing I can do with it. It would be great if I pull robust reports based on the data that is being pulled from the OBDII port.

I'm generally curious how often this application is updated.
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Hi Bryndel - Which adapter are you using? 

Also, have you checked out the Web Dashboard? You can tag business trips there, sort by those (whether tagged via mobile app or web dashboard) and sort by time ranges so you can get various weekly stats with the data you're looking for. You can also export any selected trips into a CSV file.

As to your last question, which application are you referring to? The Classic app? The new app? The Web Dashboard? 

 
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I'm using Automatic Pro. I haven't checked out the web dashboard until this moment. Looking at it, the dashboard seems to be remarkably robust. I'll have to dig into it to see if it has what I need. I'll respond to this thread with any future concerns. Thank you, Amy.
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You're welcome, Bryndel. You'll also see in the app for Pro that you get weekly stats like what you're looking for, they'll just be for all drives, though, not just business trips. There's no way to filter by tagged trips in the app. But that's where the Web Dashboard comes in! Just keep in mind that it performs best if you don't try to process too much data at once. Going week to week is no problem. Even a month at a time should be fine. But depending on how much you drive, trying to pull up an entire year of data may cause it to choke. 

Changing the date range can be a little wonky. Let me know if you run into any issues or have questions.
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Amy, is it possible to get some added data points in the app and reports?

For IRS purposes, Automatic Pro is missing a TON of functionality that Triplog has.

These are required pieces of information for IRS tax reporting (screengrab is from 2016 IRS doc, link below)
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf

If some of this can be automated (like odometer by manual input of starting miles) and some manual input of information/geofencing destinations, you will have a complete hold on the SMB market for price point:

- Destination
- Business Purpose
- Odometer Start/Stop numbers (GPS based is considered acceptable)
- Miles per trip

I realize that as a company you're trying to meet a ton of needs but to call a product "Pro" while not addressing these data points is missing a major use case for many SMB owners.
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Hi Sean,

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed suggestion! This is already marked as an idea, but it is currently not planned. 
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Sean Teegarden

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Hey Derrick, thanks for the response. How do we get this bumped up to the planned list? I think it's more important than an idea and based on other threads, others seem to agree. Do we need a certain number of people to upvote or something?
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Hi Sean,

There isn't an actual process for that, unfortunately. We look at every suggestion and determine where we should spend our resources to benefit the most users.