87% of drivers whose employers lease company cars through GE Capital Fleet Services now order their vehicles online.
In twelve months GE’s driver population using the firm's iManage portal has grown by 30%.The portal provides a range of online fleet tools and driver resources including the ability to choose, specify and order new cars.
Gary Killeen, fleet services commercial leader for GE Capital UK, said: “Using iManage our customers are able to place their vehicle choice lists online along with any further parameters they put in place to control vehicle choice for their employees.
“Once this is done, employees can go online when their next company car is due and decide on their next vehicle, choosing the model, colour and any options.
“It is then usually passed to the fleet manager to be rubber stamped and an order placed.
“iManage also provides detailed information about how their car choice is likely to affect their Benefit in Kind taxation, which is clearly a key consideration for most people.”
Killeen added: “Fleet managers who do not have access to this kind of technology will tell you how time consuming it can be dealing with driver requests over new vehicles.
“Some employees will request information about dozens of different vehicles before placing an order.
“The high level of usage that we are now seeing shows exactly how useful and popular this tool is with both fleet managers and their drivers.”