Jaama’s Key2 asset management system has been a multi award-winner throughout its 14-year history and the industry-leading technology is helping some of the UK’s best known fleets win top awards.
Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies, introduced Key2 following a comprehensive marketplace review and has subsequently won a string of industry awards notably for its fleet safety.
Meanwhile, Speedy Services, a leading service provider offering equipment for both hire and sale, and associated services to construction, infrastructure, industrial and related industries, has similarly had its fleet operation recognised.
Hertfordshire-headquartered Skanska operates a UK-wide fleet of some 2,500 vehicles comprising 1,600 company cars, 650 light commercial vehicles and 250 heavy commercial vehicles and also uses its vehicle management software to manage some plant equipment assets.
Cutting the fleet administration burden and utilising data to deliver financial savings were critical to Skanska in selecting Key2 as its new vehicle management software system, but so was future proofing the technology.
The company was named Safe Fleet of the Year in both the 2016 and 2017 fleet industry ‘Oscars’ - the annual awards from trade publication Fleet News.
More than 1.2 million vehicles are now managed via Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 asset management system.
The 1.2 million mark has been broken after Jaama reported that it had sold a record number of Key2 vehicle management systems to fleets, contract hire and leasing companies and rental specialists in 2017 up 84.5% on 2016.
What’s more, the company, which is moving into its 14th year as the provider of the UK’s most sophisticated and requested vehicle and driver management software system, is further expanding with a move into new offices scheduled in 2018.
Jaama, which now employs almost 100 people and saw headcount increase by 34 last year, will be moving into premises around three times the size of its current offices, which it moved into five years ago.
Jaama’s software development team which makes up half of its workforce has already relocated into the new offices, which are on the same Tamworth business park on which the company has been located for the past decade having previously expanded twice into larger premises.
Jaama’s policy of continually investing in its Key2 software to ensure that it remains in the vanguard of asset management solutions available to public and private sector fleets, contract hire and leasing companies and daily rental businesses has been critical in driving the volume of customers using the system to unprecedented levels.
Contract hire and leasing companies need to constantly improve and widen their product and value added service portfolio to compete in the ever-evolving competitive industry in which they operate.
Previously, some leasing companies would spend vast amounts of time and financial resource developing in-house systems which would quickly become obsolete without continued investment.
An increasing number of contract hire and leasing companies across Britain and overseas are recognising that they need to take a different approach and obtain their software from a supplier that will support their evolving business to avoid them being left behind.
The decision of leasing companies to use the Key2 software platform underlines Jaama’s status as the number one provider of the most technologically advanced business solution for vehicle and asset leasing businesses. Key2 is both technologically advanced and very configurable which enables our customers to operate on a standard system which can be kept up to date with regular service packs.
Davies Crane Hire Ltd is expecting to scale new heights of business efficiency with the implementation of Jaama’s industry-leading management software system.
Key2 Hire Management, which will go live across all Davies Crane Hire depots early in 2018, will be used to manage:
•The hiring of mobile, all-terrain and crawler cranes, ranging from eight-ton to 400-ton capacity as well as scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements and regulated inspections.
•The company’s transport fleet including pick-up vehicles, lorry loaders, flat-bed and low loaders.
•All financials ranging from credit checks at the point of hire to generating invoices and creating contracts to detailing the unique crane number, start and end date of hire, hire rates, customer details and location of hire.
•Vehicle drivers and crane operators’ licences to ensure maximum compliance.
The one-stop shop, web-enabled Key2 solution replaces two separate IT systems - one used to manage crane hire and related financial reporting and a separate system to manage vehicle drivers and crane operators.