Why you should upgrade to FleetWave 2.36 and onwards…
The short answer…taking a code release version of 2.36 or onwards will give you the new user interface and loads of other new technology that comes with it, let’s take a look
FleetWave is the most flexible and comprehensive fleet management system in the world, however, we realise that the interface has become a little dated. So, over the past 24 months we have been working tirelessly to not only update its look and feel, but also introduce some of the very latest internet technologies.
To start us on our journey, we first need to make some framework changes to FleetWave, all of which will be included in the 2.36 update, which was release on the 21st May 2018.
We are really excited to introduce the first parts our new user interface, but with thousands of users from across the world we appreciate that change can be a little bit daunting, so this blog helps summarise why you should consider taking the upgrades and the benefits they bring.
So, what’s changing?
The first thing you probably want to know is what’s actually changing.
The 2.36 update will change two key areas of your FleetWave interface:
1. The login screen
2. The navigation menu
The best way to explain these changes is by showing you before and after screenshot of these interfaces, so let’s do just that…
1. THE LOGIN SCREEN
On the left-hand-side you will see the current FleetWave login screen. This allows you to upload your own logos – as seen in the bottom right hand corner, and also choose from a selection of coloured themes.
On the right-hand-side is your brand new FleetWave new log in screen. It introduces the very latest UI framework, delivering a clean and modern interface while retaining all of the existing functionality.
Framed browser windows have been replaced with pop-up modals, so you now get a consistent style whatever browser you are using.
FleetWave’s new log in will seamlessly adapt to your device’s screen dimensions, giving the best user experience whether you are using a smartphone, desktop, laptop or tablet.
Every time you load the new log in screen it will display 1 of 4 background images in random rotation …which you can customise with your own content.
If you had previously uploaded your own brand logo, this will continue to replace the FleetWave logo.
2. THE NAVIGATION MENU
On the left, you will see the old top menu navigation system. This consists of 3 separate sections:
Quick access buttons on the top navigation bar
An options menu, which opens up a pop-up menu for all installed modules and utilities
A history menu, which expands when you hover the mouse over an arrow
The image on the right shows the new left-hand navigation menu. The left menu combines all three separate sections of the old menu and rolls them into one clever left screen navigation system.
When you need that extra screen space, using a new button located at the top of the screen, the menu can be collapsed to show just the menu item’s icon.
The old top menu items are now categorised as ‘Favourites’, appearing at the top of the menu, under an expandable list, allowing you to benefit from super-fast access to all of your favourite tools, reports and other features that can also be collapsed down when required.
The history of what you have recently accessed is now directly below Favourites. Meanwhile all of your systems installed modules – usually found in the option menu – are now displayed as top-level items, right beneath ‘History’.
FleetWave will also automatically remove top menu items such as ‘Vehicles’ from ‘Favourites’ to avoid duplicate items taking up screen space and cluttering the interface.
Clicking on a top menu item will load the module, while expanding it using the arrow icon will reveal main options, tools, reports and settings.
If there is more than 3 tools, reports or settings item types, it will create relevant categories to help organise them, so it’s easier to find what you are looking for.
For example, for the ‘Vehicles’ module in the image above, there are nine different settings items – so they are all listed under a ‘Settings’ category, rather than mixed together with reports and tools.
However, if there are only a few items, rather than making you open these extra sections, FleetWave will simply display them under the first expandable section.
As a system Admin, you may want to move a menu item to a different position or apply some icons so that menu items are easier to identify. You can quickly access and modify the menu by clicking on the little cog icon and the bottom of the left menu, as seen below.
For a more comprehensive guide to these new changes, we have published a training document you can download. If you have any feedback, suggestions or something new you would like to see in FleetWave you can leave your feedback here.