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Techies 2010 - Best Fleet Management System: Inchcape Fleet Solutions Bespoke Extranet with E-Quotes Tool

Date: 24 August 2010

Inchcape Fleet Solutions was the most impressive entry in the popular fleet management category. The company's clients use its fleet management software through their own bespoke extranet sites, allowing drivers to access a range of support services.

The fleet firm claims service level agreements ensure efficient vehicle delivery solutions while online capability allows for a number of time-saving benefits and initiatives. These include: online image assessment - eliminating the need for physical inspection following an accident; online risk management services - eliminating paperwork; online reporting - allowing fleet managers to analyse date with ease; and online quotation approvals, accessible via its E-Quotes programme.

The system measures vehicle downtime, as well as offering alternative choice vehicles and facilitating the efficient use of pool vehicles, all of which reduces costs.

Greener driving is encouraged by online tools, which highlight alternative models with lower CO2 for both grey fleet and company car drivers, and Flexi Choice, the firm's salary sacrifice offering, which also encourages lower CO2 vehicles.

Two firms deserved Highly Commendeds: Agnew Fleet Manager, a fully-automated web-based system that means no manual intervention or software to install, and CFC Fleet Plus, which uses key performance indicators and only alerts a user when action is needed.