Forget clumsy web portals, a Hamilton company has built a streamlined mobile app designed to make managing and booking fleet vehicles quick and easy.
The nightmare of managing fleets of vehicles has been transformed into a dream.
FleetApp, which aims to put efficient vehicle fleet management at the fingertips of those who install it on their smartphone, was the brainchild of founders Brett Watene and Stacey Millard. The pair, who between them have 35 years’ experience managing vehicle fleets, chose Hamilton based software development Company-X to build their dream.
“On the frontline of our occupations as first responder emergency services we were both experiencing similar problems, which prompted us to look into the world of fleet management and how current systems were solving what seemed to be widespread issues,” Brett said.
SMART MOVE: Company-X director David Hallett (left), with FleetApp founder Brett Watene.
“We were quick to identify a factor with all of these systems. They were all web based solutions.
With Stacey’s basic Technical knowledge and our first-hand experience, we were able to design a system on paper which looked pretty good in theory, but we knew the big test would be whether in practical and technological terms it would work.”
Brett said it was a major mission finding the right software developer to take the system from idea to reality.
“Fortunate enough for us we found Company-X who had the experience and knowhow to help make FleetApp a premium product.”
One of the key features of the app is the vehicle booking system, designed to make booking a vehicle a quick and easy task as opposed to the long, complicated, process that web based systems are renowned for.
“Cost savings, compliance, real time communication and affordability are some of the other attractions in the system.”
Brett and Stacey’s brief to Company-X was that they wanted to do away with the maze-like web based systems and replace them with a pleasant app based experience for booking a vehicle from designated pools.
They involved Company-X in the project at a pivotal moment – a point where they knew they needed to evaluate where they were at, and to make important decisions about the direction they would take FleetApp.”
After some discussion with Company-X director David Hallett and a senior developer we decided to conduct a review to give us a baseline of where to start resolving some of the key issues,” Brett said.
“Together we were able to target some key areas and develop some strategies to move forward. As a result of this collaborative approach FleetApp has entered the Fleet Management market as a real contender by offering a mobile first solution, with a system that is of a high quality, unique and advanced yet simple.”
Company-X didn’t disappoint when it came to delivery.
“The process in dealing with Company-X was very professional and something that we would expect of a company that is reputable in both the corporate and software spaces,” Brett said.
“We would certainly recommend Company-X to anyone looking for software solutions.”
FleetApp at a glance
Timeline: A record of all events in vehicle history to ensure everyone knows what’s going on.
Workplace safety: FleetApp records maintenance history providing evidence the vehicle is being kept to a safe standard.
Optimized maintenance scheduling: Designed to prevent compliance and maintenance expiry issues with notifications to all fleet users.
First tier Reporting: The timeline provides real time reporting for daily fleet issues.
Fleet manager portal: The cloud based portal gives the customer total control.
Real time results: Fleet managers deal with matters as and when they occur.
Loading your fleet: Fleet managers can easily load and group their fleet and fleet users who are sent links to download the app.
Customizing checklists: Easy to customize checklists to individual vehicles or to specialist groups.
Vehicle and user booking history: Accountability, fleet editing, simple steps to modify your fleet as and when required.