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Technology could confine multi-supplier deals to history, claims FSG

Fleet Support Group is suggesting its new real-time online reporting tool could confine multi-supplier fleet arrangements to history.

Many organisations have historically used a number of suppliers to meet their fleet requirements - from fleet maintenance to daily rental and accident management to vehicle breakdown and recovery.

However, FSG, which is owned by ARI (Automotive Resources International), believes the roll-out to customers of an fleet analytic engine that processes data 3,600 times faster than any system on the market today is a ‘game changer’.

FSG provides a range of fleet services and is holding discussions with customers who are just seeing the operating cost benefits from using the tool.

Data is interpreted and reports are available instantly on a customer’s computer dashboard. In tests, data processing that used to take seven-and-a-half hours can be done in seconds, says FSG.

The in-memory technology enables fleets to act on information as it happens, increasing the speed of existing processes and accessing large amounts of data in shorter periods of time.

More than 40 ARI customers in North America are already using the technology and it has now been rolled out to six FSG clients with more set to benefit over the coming months.

FSG customers using the reporting tool are fleet management clients, but do use other companies for some other fleet-related products.

FSG Chairman Geoffrey Bray said: “Customers are only just starting to discover the power of the tool, but they can already see huge benefits as they are able to access information that was not possible before.

“We are already in discussions with those organisations about delivering a wider range of products and services to them because they can see the data reporting and management advantages.”

Bray continued: “Fleet managers do not want to trawl through reams of management reports from different suppliers when there is a solution available that gives them data compatibility across their fleet from a single supplier.

“The ground-breaking technology we are introducing puts all reports in memory and analytical reports on any aspect of the fleet are available in milliseconds.

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