Software company FleetCheck is claiming there is no such thing as 'data overload' if an effective software system is in place.
Technology has transformed the management of many fleets, but it is equally true that numerous companies continue to rely on multiple systems - and even manual spreadsheets - to manage their commercial vehicle operations.
Modern fleet data is typically drawn from a range of external sources, and relying on fragmented systems can result in manual input, duplication, loss of control and ultimately data overload.
Some fleet operators rely on highly sophisticated spreadsheets and self-developed systems, and fleet service providers invest heavily in their own data delivery methods. Nevertheless, it’s easy to see why companies often end up juggling countless systems, spending inordinate amounts of time joining them all up, and fire-fighting inevitable accuracy issues.
FleetCheck founder and managing director Peter Golding believes companies simply lack an understanding of the true benefits that modern fleet software delivers.
But as technology evolves and fleet management becomes increasingly complex, companies resisting change will be putting themselves at risk of failure and even prosecution, particularly in respect of occupational road risk management compliance.
Smart fleet management is about data analysis, and collating information from in-vehicle telematics as well as leasing, fuel card, service, maintenance and repair and licence checking providers to gain a holistic view of the vehicle operation and drivers.
Therefore, selecting a solution that provides a platform for unlimited data integration will help fleet operators achieve a genuine understanding of cost and activity, and therefore a true insight into their fleet’s performance.
So in reality, with fleet software there is no such thing as ‘data overload’; quite the opposite in fact.
The more data streams fleet operators can connect, the better the output, according to Golding, who launched FleetCheck after a garage-based career during which he became closely aligned to the challenges and concerns associated with the management of small fleets, often taking on the role of ‘fleet adviser’ to company owners who lacked the time, or the understanding, to manage their obligations as fully as he believed they needed to.
FleetCheck is one of six best practice partners featured at Commercial Fleet Van & Truck, further details on the sessions can be found at https://vanandtruck.commercialfleet.org/for-visitors/fleets-informed-best-practice-sessions
During the seminar fleets will hear from Golding how technology can work in harmony with data, bring everything together and enable companies to run truly efficient, cost effective and compliant fleets.
Fleet operators can register for their free place at Commercial Fleet Van & Truck by visiting www.commercialfleetvanandtruck.co.uk
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