Microlise has launched SmartPOD, a proof of delivery mobile phone application for Android smartphone devices which can be downloaded for free from Google Play.
The app is aimed at sub-contractors who may find the cost of a rugged handheld device for proof of delivery prohibitive.
There is no upfront cost with the app. Instead, there is a pay-as-you-go pricing structure where a charge is levied for every delivery or collection made via an itemised bill at the end of each month.
In terms of functionality, the new app offers all of the key features of a traditional electronic proof of delivery solution including tractor/ trailer confirmation, journey manifest download, site arrival and departure time-stamping, journey mileage capture, proof of collection/delivery at site (including quantity validation, image capture and exception reason code capture).
Reason codes, are contract specific and can be used at three levels: site, consignment and detail/item.
The SmartPOD application also supports automatic links to sat-nav and phone dialling, based upon customer contact details downloaded for the trip.
Optionally, the SmartPOD application can track the trip in its entirety and present tracking and route and schedule adherence data into the Microlise application for use in the map, schedule execution board and arrival & departure boards/SMS event generation.
Microlise already has contracts live on the SmartPOD application and is implementing more in the coming weeks.