Fleet Hire has launched a one-stop fleet management ‘dashboard’ which delivers real-time information to their customers and helps identify vehicle operating efficiencies.
The ‘dashboard’ technology developed by Jaama is underpinned by their existing Key2 system, which was implemented more than six years ago by Fleet Hire to manage its 6,000-strong fleet of company cars and light commercial vehicles.
Jaama technology is used by a number of small and medium-sized contract hire and leasing companies and Fleet Hire’s introduction of the ‘dashboard’ puts them at the cutting edge of leased vehicle suppliers.
The password protected ‘dashboard’, accessible via the Fleet Hire website, provides fleet managers with access to information relating to numerous areas including: vehicle orders, invoicing, vehicle service and MoT dates, fleet vehicle renewal dates and employee driver licence checks.
Fleet Hire sales director Nick Poole said: “Customers love the ‘dashboard’ because it enables them to obtain information on any aspect of their fleet in real-time, anywhere, and at any time.
“They can obtain comprehensive reports on every single facet of their fleet and tailor those reports to meet their own requirements.
“The traffic light system on the ‘dashboard’ immediately highlights any items that require urgent attention, such as a vehicle service or MoT, while driver notifications can be sent to individuals at a touch of a button.”
He added: “Additionally, fleet managers can drill down into the available reports to study in depth individual vehicle and driver trends to obtain detailed information that enables them to take action if required.”
One click drill-downs then show significant data relating to each vehicle on the fleet. Contract data, technical data, taxation data, vehicle specifications and extras fitted and the full notification history for the vehicle.
Likewise, one click on a driver’s name and the system provides all the information held against that driver, including their current vehicle, any orders pending, driver licence details, endorsements and all the dates of any service or MoT notifications sent out to them.
Previously, such detailed reports were either requested by customers for production by Fleet Hire; were made available by the company at a quarterly fleet review meeting; or produced by the company having detected an issue that needed attention.
Mr Poole said: “The vast majority of our customers are very keen to maintain quarterly review meetings. Introduction of the ‘dashboard’ does not replace face-to-face contact, but it is the icing on the cake.
“When fleet managers are looking for vehicle and driver trends; considering strategic changes; and holding meetings with boards of directors, ‘dashboard’ means they have all the required information at their disposal and can easily obtain whatever reports they require. Customers like the functionality of the ‘dashboard’ and range of reports available.”
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “Jaama has invested millions of pounds in emerging technology to offer companies such as Fleet Hire a world class range of advanced software products enabling them to deliver cutting-edge vehicle and driver management solutions to their customers.
“The customer ‘dashboard’ is one of our most recent modules and has been utilised by Fleet Hire to enable their customers to easily access the very latest data pertaining to their vehicles and drivers.
“Fleet decision-makers have a significant appetite for real-time data and Fleet Hire’s embracing of Key2 and most recently our customer ‘dashboard’ satisfies that desire.”