Addison Lee has formed a separate software company - Haulmont - and created a new software solution, which it is now offering to other taxi firms and minicab companies.
A bespoke solution is available for other fleets.
“The key to our success over the last few years has been optimising the fleet and the mileage the fleet does and that has been achieved through our software,” said Liam Griffin, managing director of Addison Lee.
A similar approach could be used in any number of industries where the fleet is scheduled.
“There are some major players in the scheduling market but what our system does is dynamically schedule the most efficient use of the entire fleet every 30 seconds.”
The new software is “sensibly priced”, according to Griffin, while a bespoke version could be more costly as the customer will need to pay for the software developer’s time.
Bailiff company JBW has being using a bespoke mobile workforce solution created by Haulmont for the past year. It is using real time allocation to manage where the bailiffs are going and what jobs they are doing. The jobs are sent to the bailiffs via an Android app.
In the long-term Alistair Laycock, director for Haulmont, envisages any flexible workforce being able to use a version of the software.
“If we can schedule 32,000 jobs a day in real-time for a minicab company then we can schedule deliveries for a logistics company or engineers’ time for a communications company,” Laycock said. “The message we want to get out is that you don’t have to do next day delivery.”
Addison Lee will be profiled in the February 16th edition of Fleet News.