Davies Crane to use Jaama’s Key2 management system

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Davies Crane Hire is expecting to scale new heights of business efficiency with the implementation of Jaama’s Key2 management software system.

Key2 Hire Management, which will go live across all Davies Crane Hire depots early in 2018, will be used to manage:

  • The hiring of mobile, all-terrain and crawler cranes, ranging from eight-ton to 400-ton capacity, as well as scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements and regulated inspections.
  • The company’s transport fleet including pick-up vehicles, lorry loaders, flat-bed and low loaders.
  • All financials ranging from credit checks at the point of hire to generating invoices and creating contracts to detailing the unique crane number, start and end date of hire, hire rates, customer details and location of hire.
  • Vehicle drivers and crane operators’ licences to ensure maximum compliance.

Key2 replaces two separate IT systems - one used to manage crane hire and related financial reporting and a separate system to manage vehicle drivers and crane operators.

Davies Crane Hire’s general manager Duncan Andrews said: “Key2 offers major advances in the way we manage both the operational and financial elements of the business, all in one system.

“By reducing human error and driving the administration team forward in a pro-active and positive way we expect to see a significant reduction in administration costs and increased productivity in the day-to-day operation.”

“Introducing Key2 is all about driving operational efficiencies. Presently the main source of communication between the depots is by telephone or email.

“When Key2 is fully implemented, individual system users at each depot will immediately be able to access information and reports and see details of all equipment i.e. what is available for hire, when hired equipment will be returned and maintenance and inspection schedules across the entire fleet.

“All these elements will drive the company in a new direction, ultimately allowing the company to better meet the future demands of customers.

“The fact that all data relating to vehicles, equipment and drivers will be easily accessible across all Davies Crane Hire locations coupled with the intensive training and the post-implementation account management support on offer, the benefits and advanced capabilities of this ‘all in one’ system will soon be recognised in driving the business forward.

“From a customer perspective, it will further improve service, specifically in terms of accessing equipment availability with on- and off-hire dates, raising contracts and issuing invoices and related paperwork.”

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