By John Simpson 02 April 2012
Stirling Council has become the latest local authority to call on Jaama’s fleet management technology.
The Scottish council has been using Jaama’s Key2 Vehicle Management software to run its 550+ strong fleet for four years already but is now beginning to phase in additional modules to further improve operating and administration efficiency and reporting.
Jaama’s Workshop Control modules has already been brought in and Stirling Council intends to implement Key2 Financials to boost account management and Key2 Daily Rental to improve management of 110 pool cars very soon.
Gavin Hutton, Fleet Manager for Stirling Council, said: “The Jaama technology met our requirements and ensures that we have all the information relating to our mixed fleet of vehicles in one place.
“With data instantly accessible with just a couple of clicks of a button, Key2 delivers a range of benefits such as financial control as well as administration and operating efficiency that could not be obtained via spreadsheets or other systems.
“The software is easy to use and we will phase in other modules in the future to further improve efficiencies in terms of vehicle and driver management.”
Other authorities with Key2 in place include Chelmsford Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Luton Borough Council.
Jaama MD Jason Francis said these councils are cutting fleet operating costs, improving compliance and reducing administration through the effective use of software to manage vehicles.
He commented: “We have seen significant interest from public sector organisations in our fleet management software as they realise the many benefits that could accrue from implementation.
“However, many public sector fleets continue to rely on spread sheets or other means of vehicle record keeping.
“They also have a history of spending money on attempting to modernise outdated systems when they would reap significantly enhanced benefits by installing a new solution fit for the 21st century.”
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