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ODO upgrades fleet management platform to offer greater functionality

ODO is targeting small and medium-sized businesses with its new Software as a Service fleet management package.

Fleet management platform ODO has announced a series of incremental upgrades to its system, including a simplified sign up process and workflow configuration.

Improvements also include SMS support and changes to its disposals module and enhancements to its allocation/deallocation process.

ODO general manager, Gordon Lyster, said: “The simplified sign up process is exactly that, we asked ourselves, could this be made even easier? If someone has a headache with fleet and driver related admin, we think it is important for them to be able to get online and deal with that as quickly as possible.

“As with sign up, the changes the team have made to workflow configuration are also all about helping people get out from under the hassle of fleet and driver admin as quickly as possible. This has been bolstered by the addition of SMS support which means that a fleet operator will not only get in-app reminders and prompts (known as workflows) as well as e-mails from ODO, but they can now elect to have ODO send them SMS text messages for reminders and alerts.”

ODO is an online system which has been designed to help put companies and organisations of all sizes in control and give them visibility of their fleet and drivers.

The system is based in the Oracle cloud which means businesses can securely manage their vehicles and their drivers on the go, using any kind of device.

Business owners, HR managers, finance directors and fleet managers can login and start managing their vehicles and drivers, keeping track of vehicle and driver data, including fuel consumption, mileage, servicing and maintenance.

ODO says its role is to help organisations handle the whole process of looking after vehicles and drivers as they relate to the business, an important area which has come in for attention in the latest set of upgrades is to its disposals module.

Lyster said: “Feedback from our users, especially around the use of employee’s own vehicles for business journeys, known as ‘grey fleet’, has told us that firms want to be able to react quickly and easily to changes of circumstance.

“With grey fleet it is important to have an easy way for employees to notify that they’ve changed a car and for the fleet manager to be able to know that it is taxed, MOT’d and insured for business use.

“With that in mind, our technical team have streamlined the Allocation/Deallocation process so that vehicles can be securely added and removed even more quickly than before.”

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