Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director, Chevin Fleet Solutions addresses a question from a fleet owner about fleet management systems for non-standard fleets.
Many fleet owners operate non-standard fleets consisting of all types of vehicles, equipment and plant. Unfortunately, most of the fleet management software applications available in the market are aimed at standard fleets.
Ashley Sowerby says that the market is full of off-the-shelf packages with many software providers claiming that their solutions fit the needs of multi-vehicle fleets. But this is not always true.
It’s very important before investing in a fleet management system to assess the level of flexibility that software suppliers can offer the fleet owner. Talking to existing customers to confirm whether the software has demonstrated a tangible ROI in a similar setting is a good starting point.
It is critical for the software vendor to understand the fleet owner’s business. This is a good indication of the vendor’s ability to streamline processes within a non-standard fleet. A good fleet software application should add value to the business and not cause more costs and complications.
Backed by 20 years of experience in fleet management solutions and asset management systems, Chevin Fleet Solutions is unique in its approach and product offering, providing tailored systems and expert consultancy to match individual business process needs.
FleetWave from Chevin Fleet Solutions is a highly sophisticated enterprise asset management system that is extensively used to manage all types of assets across a multitude of global market sectors.
FleetWave can support assets from lawnmowers to 44-tonne articulated trucks, ambulances including defibrillators and stretchers to plant hire, portable site accommodation to containers on ships, mobile phones and telematic black boxes to staff uniforms and police gun allocations.
A one-size-fits-all software solution will yield few benefits for non-standard fleets. To reduce cost and improve efficiencies, the software provider must be able to understand the fleet operator’s business and add real value.
It is absolutely essential for the fleet management software to adjust to the business’ needs to deliver results.