Freeway Fleet Systems develops mobile app

Freeway Fleet Systems develops mobile app

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed a mobile app to give fleet managers instant access to Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data.

Delivered via their smartphones, fleet managers will be able to receive data on fleet maintenance and compliance.

The development aims to add useful business analytics insight to Freeway’s ‘fleet-in-your-pocket’ app, which launched last year.

Patrick Tandy, Managing Director of Freeway Fleet Systems, explained: “Even before the Coronavirus crisis, managers wanted more mobility so they could work anytime from anywhere. Initially our fleet-in-your pocket app was designed to allow managers to sign off PO’s and manage workshop activity. However, as people started using it we were inundated with requests for more functionality.”

The app uses moveable display tiles to show key information such as inspections done, defects found and rectifications completed. The tiles bring to the fore key data, but also act as buttons that a user can touch to access further detailed information and if required initiate an action.

Patrick continued: “The challenge for our developers was how to deal with the sheer volume of information on a small phone interface. So, we came up with the idea of tiles as the gateway to drill into further information and provide the route to actions. Managers can now keep their finger on the button without being tied to the office; the ultimate tool for mobile working.”

From a tile that shows critical defects a user can click to see the assets in question and then click further to see the actual defects; from here rectification work can be immediately assigned. Other tiles show first-use checks with access to status information such as awaiting inspection or vehicle off road (VOR).

The app also displays smartphone-optimised tables and graphs, such as a calendar of scheduled workshop jobs and pie chart showing the current status of critical defects rectified. The tile data is continually updated from the central system and the app can be customised so individual tiles can be displayed or hidden for any user.

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