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TECHIES 2012: Riding the wave

Date: 18 June 2013

Chevin took the highly commended spot in BusinessCar's 2012 Techies awards for its Fleetwave software system. Managing director Ashley Sowerby gives Jack Carfrae the lowdown on the firm's latest developments.

Fleet software isn't the sexiest of topics - even those who work within the industry will admit that. But a clever system has the capacity to make a business car operator's life an awful lot easier and, if it's implemented properly, generate big savings.

Chevin's Fleetwave took the highly commended spot in the Best Fleet Management System category in BusinessCar's 2012 Techies awards, the judges citing its raft of different features as the reason for its success.

The firm upgraded the Fleetwave software around 18 months ago and added a series of functions including alerts for often missed annual check-ups such as vehicle maintenance and driver medicals, along with a Green Car Share function, which tallies up employees' journeys and suggests opportunities to buddy up on similar trips.

Managing director Ashley Sowerby explains the moves: "What we did with Fleetwave 2 was to really overhaul the whole user side of things, so we took advantage of all the new features that Dot Net [the technology that underpins Fleetwave] gave us, all the performance features, all the interaction features - we introduced dashboards at that time - just a whole myriad of changes."



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