When we approach a new customer and present our SaaS fleet management solutions, what often comes out is that most people believe such solutions are only addressed to transportation providers—which are probably the only kind of companies that the public associate with transport products.
But thinking that companies who don’t consider themselves primarily transportation providers will not get benefits from fleet management solutions is a misconception. The truth is that any business dependent on driving to a degree and which employs staff for that purpose, even if it might not be their principle role, potentially has the opportunity for a safer and more efficient business thanks to SaaS fleet management solutions—do you want to know how?
#1 - Sector-specific challenges. Viewed superficially, typical tasks of the transportation sections might seem to all fall into a “move X from A to B” definition, though that is just the tip of the iceberg and a great deal of planning and resources is required. It’s exactly the same for other sectors, which might have to deal with a full sector-typical set of challenges. In the construction sector, for example, punctuality in work carried out, expensive assets protection and control of their different features are important. In aviation, though the focus is on flights and aircrafts, there is a wide network of vehicles working hard inside airport complexes on handling, passengers transport, aircraft maintenance and fuelling in order to get flights to depart and land on time and get the best performance in the era of the low-cost airline. Even other businesses relying on a vehicle fleet for their sales team or for providing a service would need to make the wisest use of their time. In all of these challenges, SaaS fleet management solutions can definitely make the difference.
#2 - Safety for your employees. The boundary between doing something right and something wrong behind the wheel might actually be wafer-thin. Driving is an extremely risky activity, not only for professional drivers but even more so for those where driving is an incidental part of the job (again, sales people or service providers such as cleaners, contractors and security officers are examples)—they might be even more prone to risky driving attitudes. SaaS fleet management solutions allow any company to actively monitor what happens to your team while out on the road and offers you the opportunity to provide proactive coaching and boost global safety.
#3 - Work organisation. A good organisation is key not only to getting work done smoothly, but also to keeping employees happy, improving productivity, generating revenue and maximising savings. If part of your work involves vehicles and time spent behind the wheel, whatever your sector might be, SaaS fleet management solutions have the potential to help you better organise tasks and improve fleet processes. Technology can automate part of such processes and avoid duplication of work, manual work and mistakes generated by it.
#4 - Savings and efficiencies. SaaS fleet management solutions can empower any company to gain control over their expenses and take significant steps toward making their budgets stretch further thanks to enhanced visibility of what is happening to vehicles driven but also of other sources of costs for fleets, such as maintenance, fuel, potential accidents and insurance; which can be reduced either through greater visibility of the whole picture or by switching to a safer and more efficient driving behaviour. Such visibility, added to increased automation and less administration work, will equate to better time savings and is a precious commodity in any industry.