A new version of Chevin’s smartphone and tablet-based mobile fleet software is being introduced next month.
FleetWave Mobile is being launched in its latest HTML5 iteration, designed to work as an Apple iOS or Google Android mobile data capture device on either standalone or linked to Chevin’s FleetWave enterprise level fleet management system.
It has been created to be as flexible as possible and can be adapted to the needs of individual organisations to gather fleet or other operational information using manual input, QR codes, bar codes or pictures. Crucially, it does not have to be online to capture data – information can be stored and then uploaded later on.
Managing director Ashley Sowerby said: “Our approach with the ongoing development of FleetWave Mobile has been to make the core product as flexible as possible so that we can sit down with each organisation and decide on ways in which its productivity can be maximised, bearing in mind their particular needs.
“What we have produced is a highly adaptable mobile data gathering tool that has a wide variety of fleet-specific applications but which is also ideal for organisations where the fleet is simply a tool in the delivery of a product or service.
“For example, a technician inspecting a commercial vehicle for compliance could use a form generated within the app and so could a driver recording mileage and journey information - but FleetWave Mobile is sufficiently flexible to be equally suited for the driver of a van needing a signature to show a delivery has been made or a field worker for a utilities company who needs to record complex information.”
Sowerby added that Chevin was often surprised at the large amount of paper-based communication that still persisted in these kinds of scenarios.
He said: “We would probably go as far as to say that paper remains the most popular method of communication with field workers in most industries. However, fleets are gradually coming to the realisation that there are alternatives available and using fleet software on a mobile device – generally any Android or Apple phone or tablet - means that you can create processes that are much more efficient.”