Chevin: Improving a winning formula
23 January 2015
Chevin's growth is mainly coming as a result of contract wins from rivals, rather than new fleets taking on fleet management technology, even though there are still "an awful lot of people" managing their fleets via Excel or using legacy home-grown solutions. Sowerby claims companies are coming Chevin's way because of the company's "depth of functionality and ease of use".
The public sector is seen as a particular area with potential for growth as regulatory and compliance requirement increases and risk management awareness grows, while in the private sector, pressures for suppliers to prove their environmental credentials could become more prevalent.
The 2.3 upgrade that went out late last year added a new data integrity tool that helps pick up errors on data being imported, enhanced visual features, multilingual search capabilities and other functionality improvements.
Looking ahead to 2015, the next update is likely to revolve around mobile applications. "There are lots you can do with the mobile app around inspection sheets and workforce jobs, and a lot more around expenses," says Sowerby. "The app is probably the big one for us in 2015, especially around mileage and expenses."