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Choosing fleet software for business of all shapes and sizes

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Your fleet generates enormous amounts of information – from equipment records to maintenance schedules, accident reports and much more – and keeping track of all this data can be a real challenge.

To this day, some fleet operations still rely on drawn-out, manual processes which can prove to be not only resource-intensive, but unreliable too. Meanwhile, the amount of data fleets have at their disposal continues to increase – especially for those who operate on an international scale – and this so-called ‘big data’ presents an even bigger challenge.

That’s where global fleet management software comes in. Reminiscent of a large-scale database and designed as a central repository for all-things-fleet, it enables fleet managers to make sense of large quantities of data, gain greater control and compliance over nearly every aspect of their operation and provides a much more effective and efficient method of reporting and auditing.

Just some of the benefits of using software to manage fleet information include fast and easy visibility of fleet data; streamlined processes and workflows; enhanced performance reporting, paperless record and document management; reduced costs; improved efficiencies and improved asset utilisation.

For those operating vehicles across multiple territories, the challenges are even greater still. Typically, this is because fleet-generated data will need to be available in multiple languages, currencies and regional metrics, at the same time being able to comply with vastly different legal, regulatory, technological and environmental requirements from one geographical location to the next.

By using global fleet management software such as Chevin’s FleetWave, it is possible to quickly and easily manage large amounts of complex information that has been generated by a wide variety of sources, across numerous locations.

The best global fleet management software will allow you to view all your international fleet data in a singular, easy-to-use system, helping you keep on top of all fleet associated costs, policies and objectives across your global business. It should also be highly configurable, user definable and future-proof, with functions that allow users to define their own screens, menus, reports and KPIs, without the need for reprogramming. User permission settings are an important consideration, too.

Additionally, your software of choice should allow you to create comparisons between and benchmarking reports on: vehicles moving across regions, performances in different depos, operations in different departments, operations in different countries and regional compliance.

​The system that you choose should be powerful enough to provide data in a single format, and allow you to easily create detailed reports without the need for manual translation. Most importantly, a business should never be required to change its processes to fit software, instead the software should be flexible enough to fit all business requirements.

All in all, global fleet management software provides large-scale and wide-spanning benefits, including increased operational awareness, extensive time and cost savings and secure multi-user access.

To find out more about Chevin’s FleetWave software or arrange a free product demonstration, please call +44 (0)1773 821 992 or e-mail sales@chevinfleet.com. Alternatively, visit us online at www.chevinfleet.com 

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