4 features your fleet management software needs

If you are looking for fleet management software that is capable of revolutionising the way you work, you no doubt have some questions.

Learning a little more about the program you intend to use will be high on your to-do list. Not only will you want it to save you time and your business money, it will need to meet a range of other demands - some of which you may not even know exist.

To help matters, here is a list of four things that differentiate between a good fleet management program and a great one:

It's cloud-based

Almost nine in every 10 organisations use the cloud in today's business world, according to Rackspace. It's not just the large corporations, either; the researchers found that a quarter (26 per cent) of small businesses heavily use cloud infrastructure, while only 18 per cent of large enterprises do.

What's more, 43 per cent of companies surveyed by Rackspace said they wish they had made the change sooner. Cloud-based software for fleet management gives managers more time, versatility and (according to 70 per cent of overall cloud-users) more money to reinvest into their business.

It's fully scalable

Working with a third-party provider means you no longer have to worry about keeping your software up to date and investing in more powerful hardware. This allows your usage to grow alongside your company - or shrink if needs be.

If you find a period of success, you can opt into using more of the service, without having to purchase and maintain greater on-premise IT systems.

It's highly functional

You will want your fleet software to perform a broad range of tasks if you really intend to get the most out of it. By streamlining everything from reporting, fringe benefit tax tracking, pool vehicle booking and tendering - as well as being integrated with a suite of other fleet services - you'll be able to significantly improve your everyday tasks, while still working with a program that is easy to use.

It's secure

According to the Rackspace findings, 94 per cent of cloud users say there are greater security benefits in the hosting platform, while a huge 96 per cent have fewer concerns over power outages.

Smartfleet goes one better; our fleet management tools automatically save to our secure system every 15 minutes, and perform a full network backup every 24 hours, meaning you won't have to worry about losing your work.

To discover the benefits of all these things and more, contact a Smartfleet professional who will talk you through our state-of-the-art fleet management software.