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Vehicle Connections improves operational efficiency with MoDel-VM software

Nathan Perry, Vehicle Connections

Vehicle Connections has seen an increase in operational efficiency since introducing Ebbon-Dacs's MoDel-VM software solution.

The logistics company delivers new vehicles and collects used models for around 100 dealerships on behalf of most of the UK's major contract hire and leasing companies.

It operates nine single and multi-vehicle transporters and uses 20 trade plate drivers to deliver new leased vehicles to fleet customers on a nationwide basis, handling around 10,000 vehicle movements a year.

As it works regularly with most of the UK’s leading leasing companies, the company had already had experience of using the moDel delivery solution, which is mandatory for most leasing companies to integrate with Ebbon-Dacs’s e-procurement platform, Leaselink.

However, the business wanted a system that was also compatible with users outside the Leaselink environment and selected moDel-VM, the stand-alone version of the system, in January this year. 

Nathan Parry, CEO and transport director of Vehicle Connections, said: "We wanted a solution to automate vehicles deliveries and collections and had built our own app.

"However, it wasn’t very successful, and when we tested the latest version of MoDel-VM system about six months ago we find it was perfect for our needs.

“It now allows us to aggregate our new vehicle deliveries on one platform rather than a number of different platforms, which is great news for our drivers as they now only need to use one online application rather than several.

“Prior to using MoDel-VM, we had been using an assortment of manual point of collection and point of delivery paperwork for different lease companies, which meant that it could sometimes take several days for delivery details to find their way back to us, and often there would be disputes.

“Now everything is recorded electronically, we can generate the appropriate paperwork ourselves and are completely in control of the vehicle delivery process. We can track deliveries from start to finish and disputes are a thing of the past.

“We are also able to invoice daily which speeds up payments and are now looking at new developments with Ebbon-Dacs including integrating model-VM with our back office Sage accounting system."



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