By Amanda White 26 May 2011
Jaama has launched a ‘customer dashboard’ that enables employees of contract hire and leasing companies using its software to configure their own company car salary sacrifice option.
Contract hire and leasing companies can tailor the ‘customer dashboard’ to meet their own requirements and to analyse their own fleet through a wide range of customised reports.
Jaama managing director Jason Francis said: “Company car salary sacrifice schemes can be expensive to establish and administratively cumbersome, which means they are typically the preserve of larger contract hire companies and large employers which have the resources and potential customer base.
“However, our ‘customer dashboard’ development opens the door to small and medium-sized leasing companies to offer company car salary sacrifice schemes and smaller employers to introduce them because it delivers a self-help solution directly to employees.”
Mr Francis explained: “Many employers want to have company car salary sacrifice schemes on their menu of employee benefits. However, they may find that their chosen leasing provider may not have a company car salary sacrifice scheme available or are not of a sufficient size to make implementation of a scheme attractive to one of the larger providers.
“Therefore we have developed the ‘customer dashboard’ in partnership with some of our leasing customers and believe that it is a unique solution that overcomes those problems.”
Jaama’s Key2 software takes information directly from CAP so has available up to date list price, options, MPG and CO2 figures on all new cars thus allowing employees to make an informed calculation on whether a company car salary sacrifice option would be the most beneficial for them. The online calculators also enable drivers to discover their benefit-in-kind tax burden and whether or not they are eligible for employer paid for fuel for private use among a raft of other useful features.
For fleet managers the ‘customer dashboard’ delivers full information on the status of their drivers and fleet and, by exception, highlights any areas needing further investigation including driver licence checking results through to vehicles due for replacement, service or an MoT.
Mr Francis said: “Fleet software saves vast amounts of time and money across the industry. However, not all contract hire and leasing companies have the desire or resources available to develop their own online services. This is where Jaama’s world-class web expertise and fleet software comes in.
“Jaama is successfully working with a number of leasing companies, which provide a first-class service to customers, to develop resources and functionality that puts them and their business clients at the cutting-edge of delivering solutions directly to fleet managers and employees.”
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