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Online aid key to outsourcing

INDEPENDENT media group Chrysalis has outsourced the management of its 130-strong company car fleet.

After a review of contracts, it has awarded the management deal to Inspire Fleet Solutions, which will manage its high- value, mainly user-chooser fleet through its Fleetdesk 3 software.

Emma Dixon, group facilities manager at Chrysalis, which employs 750 people around the UK, said the ability to specify and order new cars online had been critical to the decision-making process.

She said: ‘We estimate that the use of the Fleetdesk online quoting, specifying and ordering system has speeded up the process by as much as five or six times over the previous antiquated, paper-based system from the previous supplier.

‘Drivers can use the system from any of our offices in the UK and can share some of the responsibility for managing the fleet. We are now organising roadshows in London and the Midlands to give drivers proper instruction in its use.’

The Chrysalis fleet is provided mainly for its national sales force, for departmental managers and for directors who generally have a free choice of vehicle within their monthly car allowance banding.

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