Microlise has announced it will provide its SmartFlow driver and subcontractor management app free of charge to existing customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
With increased levels of consumer buying fuelled by Covid-19, supply chains face challenges that are likely to continue for heightened levels, says Microlise.
Therefore, the app will be free to download for the duration of the coronavirus crisis to both customers not currently using SmartFlow and to customers who already use the application, with any increase beyond ‘typical usage’ incurring no additional charges.
Nadeem Raza, chief executive officer at Microlise, said: “Our customers are depending on our mission-critical systems as never before. We are doing all we can to support their efforts and have identified SmartFlow as a valuable support tool in the current climate.
“SmartFlow will allow our customers to add additional capacity, secure in the knowledge that they can manage the operational impact in an efficient, effective and transparent way.
"We are working closely with our customers during this time to proactively identify areas where Microlise can provide additional support - SmartFlow is just one offering that can be quickly deployed to support operators who need to bring additional drivers on-stream.”
SmartFlow is a mobile application that allows customers to track the location of temporary and third-party drivers, manage tasks, workflows and communications and collect proof of delivery information. Users are also able to provide the app to subcontractors or contract-based drivers, with data feeding into the app.
Microlise is a telematics and transport technology product provider that works with supermarkets, retailers and hauliers.