For over 35 years, AssetWorks FleetFocus has been the premier fleet management software system for both private and public fleets. Is it time for your fleet to join the 550+ organizations across North America and the United Kingdom currently using FleetFocus?
After investing in FleetFocus, you can expect many benefits, including:
1. Schedule preventive maintenance at the right time
Relying on methods like spreadsheets or paper records to schedule maintenance often leads to incorrectly timed service appointments and increased operational costs. Shops without fleet management software are frequently unable to accurately track a vehicle’s mileage, fuel usage and time elapsed since last service. As a result, vehicles often come in for PMs with only a few hundred miles since the last service, or they are brought in many months (or miles) beyond when service is due.
Bringing in vehicles too early results in wasted shop resources and unneeded downtime. Bringing in vehicles too late results in premature component and system failures. FleetFocus has the ability to accurately forecast and schedule all regular maintenance and other recurring jobs, which optimizes shop resource utilization and maximizes vehicle life.
2. Complete all required maintenance while vehicle is in the shop
It’s frustrating when a vehicle leaves the shop and must be quickly brought in again due to other pending work not addressed during the initial visit. An effective fleet management software solution, like FleetFocus, can prevent this from happening by presenting a comprehensive list of all pending work each time a vehicle is brought in for service. This includes work stemming from user-reported issues, campaigns and recalls and automatically forecasted work for recurring standard jobs. This helps maximize both unit and shop availability.
3. Take full advantage of warranty coverage
Most fleet managers contend with the complexity of tracking a vast number of vehicle, system and parts warranties, each with different coverage and expiration dates. Sometimes when vehicles are repaired, the shop personnel fail to realize the repair could have been covered under warranty. As a result, the shop completes the repairs and unnecessarily covers the cost themselves. FleetFocus can prevent this from happening by keeping track of all warranties and flagging the user with a warning anytime a job entered in the system is covered under warranty.
4. Determine optimal time to dispose of vehicles
A top challenge faced by fleet managers is knowing how long to keep their vehicles. There are many factors to consider including depreciation, cost of maintenance, and resale values. It’s a challenging task to take all the various factors and formulate the best date to dispose of a vehicle. However, a strong fleet management software solution can manage these factors and calculate the optimum length of time to keep each vehicle while minimizing average annual ownership costs.
5. Provide mobile solutions that prevent small problems from becoming big issues
Do your drivers ever notice a problem with their vehicle but forget to report it after returning to the lot at end of day? Do these issues turn into bigger problems as a result of going unreported?
FleetFocus can eliminate this problem with the MyVehicle SmartApp. The MyVehicle app allows drivers to instantaneously report any observed issue using their smartphone or other mobile device. This ensures the issue gets promptly logged into the system and addressed before becoming a bigger problem. There are several other apps in the SmartApps suite, and each is designed to help fleet managers solve a specific business problem.