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MoDel availability on Apple platform a ‘game-changer’ for Elite

The Elite team

Elite Vehicle Movements says MoDel has been a ‘game changer’ for its business since the electronic vehicle delivery and collection solution was made available via iOS.

Elite delivers around 400-500 new vehicles per month to both corporate and retail customers on behalf of dealer groups such as Ringways Motor Group and Autohorn Fleet Services.

It is also a major sub-contractor to ECM Vehicle Logistics Network which has the distribution contract for Mercedes-Benz vehicles around the country.

It also delivers new light commercial vehicles up to and including 3.5 tons on behalf of commercial dealer groups, such as Clapham Commercials and Lincoln Commercial Bodies.

General manager, Andy Webb, said: “When we first started using MoDel several years ago on the Android platform, it’s true to say that we were not impressed with it. But since the move to also offer it via iOS, the Apple platform, it has been transformative for our business and is now our system of choice. We use it day in, day out and it has been amazing for us - a real success story.”

Elite says it has seen a number of major benefits since employing MoDel from Ebbon Automotive, part of the Ebbon Group.

“Everything is electronic at point of collection (POC) and point of delivery (POD). Before we used MoDel, both were paper transactions and prone to error,” said Webb.

“Now, everything goes straight into our back off system electronically, providing instant confirmation to ourselves and our clients that a new vehicle has been delivered safely, while it is very easy for the drivers to use so we get fewer errors.

“We particularly like the ability to capture the condition of vehicles through moDel and always take six photos showing all sides, the wheels, windscreen and dashboard – what we call our beauty photos. 

“As we are chargeable for any delivery or collection damage, we then have photographic evidence to prove our case to avoid any disputes over damage to the vehicle, and there have been a number of occasions where we have used this to show we were correct in our assessment of the vehicle’s condition.”

Elite uses MoDel-VM, which allows companies to create their own vehicle movements but is also integrated with Ebbon Automotive’s e-procurement platform, Leaselink.

Michael Terry, head of commercial, logistics, at Ebbon Group, said: “By continually enhancing the functionality of MoDel with new features and benefits we have helped our customers to deliver and collect more vehicles more effectively and efficiently than ever before and in record numbers.

“We have been especially pleased with the performance of MoDel-VM in the vehicle logistics sector where it has become firmly established as the No1 preferred new vehicle delivery solution,” he added.

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