Freeway’s new web-based Cumulus interface aims to make it easier for vehicle technicians and fitters to use fleet management software in real time.
Developed using Microsoft Silverlight, Cumulus enables workshop staff to interact with Freeway’s core software using tailored screens that communicate live information to and from the workshop floor. This cuts the cost of deploying the system to remote users who need limited access to its functionality and features.
With Cumulus, workshop staff access and use the system as if using a cloud-based solution. All that is required is a web-enabled PC to give technicians and fitters the benefit of electronic job cards detailing their work and allow them to complete their time sheets and record defects and labour directly into the system.
It also enables rapid processing of parts issued with the option of using barcode scanning for improving inventory management.
“Cumulus enables Freeway users to use existing web interface technology to simplify the user-experience and widen system deployment,” said Patrick Tandy, director, Freeway Fleet Systems.
“It completely removes the need for paper records and batch data entry as the system can be updated live from the workshop floor. This is extremely useful and cost-effective where there may be large workshops.
“The reduction in time spent by staff walking to the office and back to the workshop for each job and to update records justifies its use.”