HOW long would it take to install a software system and have it running for a 100-strong fleet? Also, if things go wrong is their support available from providers?

IF an organisation with 100 vehicles keeps basic records of vehicles, drivers and other information on a spread­sheet then getting the system up and running could take only a few days.

Unfortunately, in many instances this information is not readily available and therefore gathering and inputting the data manually will extend the implementation time.  

A consultancy day with your software supplier will enable them to establish areas of the system relevant to your circumstances and personalise the training and system set-up to meet individual requirements. This significantly reduces the time and effort required to implement a new system.

It is inevitable that things will go wrong from time-to-time, so a web-based application means the company can connect directly to investigate the problem.  In-person, online or telephone support and training services also mean implementation is not a daunting task.