Days Contract Hire Choose Key2 to Underpin Expansion

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Further expansion is anticipated by Days Contract Hire following the implementation of new internet-based technology that will deliver improved efficiencies to the business and increased levels of management reporting to clients.

The decision of Days Contract Hire to introduce Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 leasing and vehicle management system further underlines the company’s status as the number one provider of technologically advanced business solutions to medium-sized vehicle leasing companies.

Days Contract Hire, which manages a fleet of around 10,000 company cars, commercial vehicles and trailers, is a member of the privately-owned Days Motor Group. The company turned to Jaama after surveying the marketplace for a technologically advanced system that would underpin its growth aspirations and deliver added value to clients.

Group IT manager Neil Williams explained: “Our previous system provider was not able to invest in the technology and the functionality we required to enable us to grow our business

“Therefore, we surveyed the market and were resolute that Jaama’s Key2 system offered immediate benefits and critically, the company’s policy of continued investment in technology meant that it would support the development and launch of new products and services in the future that will help the business expand.”

Days Contract Hire’s relationship with Jaama began in 2009 when it introduced the driver licence validation service provided by the technology specialist.

Days Contract Hire continue to use Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS); however the introduction of Key2 has seen the company introduce a wide range of additional services including: vehicle quotations, vehicle ordering and management, driver management, accounts and client billing.

In addition Days Contract Hire has also introduced: • An internet-based Quotation Module which enables the company to provide its broker partners with contract hire quotations online as well as facilitating bespoke quotations to fleet managers and drivers. • A Client Dashboard which enables fleet managers to view live data on their fleet and be warned of upcoming events by way of a traffic light system. Order tracking, copy invoices and driver licence checks are fully visible all supported by a comprehensive suite of reports.

Mr Williams said: “Until the introduction of Key2, our fleet clients had to request management information from ourselves. We would produce those reports manually but the data was not ‘live’ nor in such detail as now.

“Clients, via their own ‘Dashboard’, now have direct online access to a suite of reports which provide, in real-time, comprehensive information on every conceivable issue relating to their vehicles and drivers.

“The quality and quantity of data that Days Contract Hire can now provide is market-leading thus delivering significant benefits to clients. Key2 also delivers major administrative efficiencies internally and improved visibility of the wide range of assets that we own.”

Mr Williams concluded: “Implementation of Key2 has given Days Contract Hire an industry-leading platform through which we can introduce exciting new products and services, further drive cost-saving efficiencies and compliance for our clients.”

Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “Key2 is unquestionably the system of choice for small and medium-sized vehicle contract hire and leasing companies and places them on a level playing field with the industry’s largest organisations.

“An increasing number of smaller vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, such as Days Contract Hire, are finding that they can compete with larger competitors by forming business technology partnerships with Jaama, which understands their individual business requirements and provides appropriate solutions.

“As Jaama’s Key2 system is so technically advanced and configurable it negates the requirement to spend vast amounts of time and financial resource developing in-house systems.”