Sophisticated web-based fleet management software systems significantly reduce the amount of time company decision-makers spend on administration tasks relating to vehicles and their drivers, says Jaama.
The company's comments come in the light of a recent survey by leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan UK of 500 business decision-makers in companies of 51-1,000 employees in the UK, which suggested excessive fleet administration was slowing down growth for a large number of organisations.
Martin Evans, managing director of Jaama, said: “We remain amazed at the number of public and private sector fleets - some of them operating extremely large fleets of vehicles - that continue to manage cars, vans and HGVs via spreadsheets or an antiquated software system or, in some cases, a combination of the two.
"Businesses still relying on an element of manual intervention remain in the dark ages and it is no surprise that they complain of an administration burden.”
He continued: “When selecting software it is vital to identify potential functions that could be run on a more self-service basis.
"For example, if drivers, including employees who drive their own cars on business, have to complete mileage returns/reclaims then they might as well key information straight into the system where in-built rule sets will ensure compliance with corporate policy.
“The administration benefits mean that employees are becoming more productive and able to turn their attentions to other management areas as a consequence of the time savings generated by online fleet management."