The automation of tasks and processes can greatly improve the efficiency of a fleet organisation in ways such as freeing up a user’s time to complete other necessary tasks, enhancing the data integrity and confidence as a result of less human error when manually interacting with data and allowing for greater use of the fleet management system with less effort.
Below are a few of the many ways to start using automation in your organisation:
Forecasting jobs to be performed on your fleet can take the guess work out of what work needs to be done when. You won’t miss a mandatory yearly inspection when each vehicle can have a job scheduled and notification sent to remind the operator or department. Not sure what vehicles are due for routine mileage-based maintenance? When paired with automatic meter updates, you can better know when your next oil change is needed and have the work request automatically created.
2) Wireless Fueling
If you start to think about your fueling operations, do any of these frustrating scenarios come to mind?
- Is entering a vehicle’s credentials too time-consuming?
- Tired of seeing “0” or “999999” at the meter when a vehicle fuels?
- Wish you could have engine fault codes show up on work orders automatically?
You aren’t alone. And – you are not without hope! Fleet automation even extends to your fleet fueling operations. Check out this blog for a more in-depth look at these three fueling pain points and more.
3) Inventory Ordering
The automatic reorder calculation depends on many factors, including a sense of the importance of the part to the overall operation, the cost of the part, the overhead in creating purchase orders, the cost of warehouse space and many others. Fortunately, many of these factors need only be considered once for each inventory location, and AssetWorks FleetFocus provides some ways of estimating the special values for each part.
4) Recurring Reports
Simplify running the same report over and over and have it scheduled to run automatically. If the report has similar filters it can often be scheduled to be run and thus free up your time from creating the report each time. It avoids the potential for incorrect or missing filters being used, which results in an enhanced reliability of the data. You can save the trees by having the reports automatically emailed to the recipients who are looking for this data.
Automatic backups of servers and databases are imperative in proper IT and data security procedures. Be sure to routinely verify that this is running correctly and the there are appropriate off-site storage or air gaps of the backups to your internal network. How effective are your backups? Perform a test scenario of restoring from a backup to ensure a quick recovery if the situation is ever needed for production data.
Fleet automation is an integral part of the AssetWorks FleetFocus suite of fleet management solutions. From fleet GPS to heavy-duty vehicle fueling and everything in between, AssetWorks can help your organisation excel at what you do best while remaining confident in the speed and accuracy of your fleet data.