OVER RECENT YEARS a new breed of technology companies have emerged that are quietly revolutionising the fleet software industry. The opportunity, brought about by a general lack of innovation and momentum from some of the more established players, has created a gap in the market for innovative technology companies that are set to change the face of fleet management beyond recognition over the next 10 years.
One such organisation is Jaama, who has invested heavily in emerging technology to become a certified Microsoft development partner and the first company in the world to develop a Microsoft Smart Client fleet management software system. Jason Francis, Jaama’s managing director: “Fundamental to Jaama’s success is our product technology platform which uses entirely industry standard, Microsoft .Net with an SQL or Oracle database, and uniquely uses the revolutionary Microsoft “Smart Client’ application design.
2006’s Fleet Excellence Highly Commended award for their key2 fleet software concludes what can only be described as a remarkable year for Jaama. Celebrating their 1st anniversary in September, Jaama are already changing the way fleets are managed. As a Microsoft development partner they have invested heavily in emerging technology and as a result have […]
Newtown Vehicle Rentals NEWTOWN has continued to experience significant growth during 2004/5. The total fleet has now exceeded 6,000 vehicles. With 30 years industry experience Newtown is now one of the largest privately owned contract and rental companies in the UK. We remain primarily focused on the fast growing LCV sector. We recognise the need […]
FACE TO FACE: JASON FRANCIS, JAAMA
New force in fleet as experts join Jaama party
Forget stealth – new software firm Jaama has opted for a full-frontal assault on the hi-tech side of the fleet market. John Maslen reports
IF the mission behind the launch of fleet software and safely company Jaama was to shake up the industry, then it is on target to achieve its aims. Within a year of its launch the firm is challenging established names in the software business and preparing for a battle royal for market position over the next few years.
More growth at Jaama
Jaama has launched the latest version of its Key2 commercial vehicle fleet management software system. The system is designed to cover all aspects of owning, leasing, hiring, maintaining, repairing and disposing of vehicles and plant for fleet operators and contract hire suppliers.
FREE seminars Boost Show
Seven magnificent seminar sessions graced the shows this year. Guy Bird reports
An all-new and free seminar programme was launched at this year’s shows. Held in the Motor Heritage Centre’s lecture rooms, seven concise 30-minute seminars on each day covered key topics from future fuels to safety best practice. As well as being issue-driven (rather than sales-pitches in disguise) each speaker opened up the floor at the seminar’s end to allow lively Q&A sessions.
Jaama’s Alexandra Pittortou  kicked off proceedings by looking back to the future.
On a different planet
You would have to have been living on a different planet, or at the very least been on a long vacation to be unaware of our Government’s determination to reduce accident rates on our roads. Driving on business is still the third most dangerous occupation in Britain even though we have some of the safest roads in Europe, so its not surprising that our Government has placed road safety firmly at the top of their agenda. Jason Francis, Managing Director of Jaama explains…
During their last two terms of office our Government has introduced: “Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998” (PUWER); “Transport Act 2000”; formation of the “Work Related Road Safety Task Group” (WRRSTG); “The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999”; “Health and Safety Executive Occupational Road Safety Guidelines 2003”; “Working Time Directive”; “Road Safety Bill” (limiting mobile phone use); proposed “Corporate Manslaughter Bill”.
Jaama launches new software
Jaama, the software and safety firm, is claiming to be the first business capable of checking driving licences online on behalf of fleet managers.
The service comes as part of the firm’s web based Fleet Assistant package. Although the DVLA does not yet provide remote access to its database of driving licences Jaama has got around the issue by reverting to the proven method of sending a CD to the DVLA with the required information on, then having the answers physically sent back.
A NEW vehicle management system which integrates with other software systems such as telematics products is now available to fleets.The system called Key2 Vehicle Management is part of a portfolio of products from fleet software and occupational road safety specialist Jaama.