Demand for mobility features within our software has increased
We have seen a significant increase in requests for mobility related features, from existing clients, in RFP’s and through inbound inquiries.
A number of mobility functions have seen a big increase in demand over the past 12-months, including pool car planners; online reservations; route planning and business trip expense submission tools.
Ron Katz, Senior Vice President for North America Sales at Chevin, said:
“This is evidence that fleets are taking on more responsibilities surrounding transportation as a whole and our software, FleetWave, is increasingly used for managing more than just company vehicles.
“When we look at the traditional one-vehicle-one-driver model, it is quite often the case that the vehicle remains stationary in a parking lot for long periods of time, which means it might not be the most cost-effective or efficient solution.
“With access to tools that allow a view of transportation in broader terms, managers tend to be more inclined to experiment with more flexible alternatives.”
With this in mind, the fleet industry is starting to see a cultural shift in terms of mobility and transportation – and fleets are driving the step-change.
For companies who turn to software such as FleetWave, it becomes easier to implement mobility processes, especially as information regarding personnel and transport types already exist within a fleet system.
“Quite often, new processes or policies are directly linked to the fleet, but is not necessarily fleet management as we know it – and that’s especially true when it comes to employee mobility.
“Smartphones and tablets are a great way od tracking business usage and associated costs” Katz continued “which makes it easier to build a bigger picture of a company’s mobility needs.
“New technology ultimately grants visibility of existing transportation costs associated with fleet, and can help managers to identify areas where more flexible and economical solutions might be possible.”
Within FleetWave, there is a variety of tools that fleet managers can use for every day pooling, asset allocation and generally managing mobility – and companies are more commonly making use of vast amounts of useful employee-related ‘big data’ for this very reason.
“In response to this new industry trend, we are working to enhance the breadth of the features that are available within FleetWave, such as electronic key box systems for pool cars and apps to capture information from mobile workers” Katz concluded.