Fleet industry asset management software system provider
Jaama will be showcasing new functionality introduced to its multi
award-winning web-based vehicle, driver and workshop management solution Key2
at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show.
Jaama exhibited at the Show for the first time last year and
such was the interest from fleet decision-makers, transport operators, senior managers and engineers
in its industry-leading Key2 technology that it is returning in 2017.
This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show is once again being held
at the NEC in Birmingham, from April 25-27.
Jaama invests more than £2 million per year on software
development that keeps Key2 at the cutting edge of management solutions and
that has continued with the introduction of vehicle inspection sheets within
the Workshop touchscreen module.
The touchscreen application allows technicians to view their
work allocation and record their time against each vehicle work item.
addition, a technician is able to complete a vehicle service/inspection
checklist sheet, which is fully configurable/customisable. Each check on
the list has three options - completed, requires attention or not applicable -
and if a technician’s work on a vehicle service/inspection is interrupted the
sophisticated technology will return to the appropriate page on resumption. On
completion, checklist sheets are stored against the Key2 Workshop job sheet.
A further development by Jaama is its new ‘My Vehicle App’.
A genuine fleet and transport industry game-changer, it delivers benefits to
managers thanks to ‘auto-triggering’, as well as simplifying tasks for drivers.
Unlike other apps, ‘My Vehicle App’ not only provide drivers
with information. Critically, data/information uploaded by drivers via the app
automatically updates data/information and populates records held within
Jaama’s Key2 asset management system.
Current app functionality includes:
vehicle(s) - information on vehicle(s) currently allocated to an individual
Distance - the option allows individual users to update their vehicle’s
odometer reading daily. Once entered the data automatically updates a driver’s
record within Key2 activating automated processes if parameters are triggered.
Daily checks - like the ‘Update
Distance’ page, the ‘Daily Checks’ page displays a driver’s currently selected
allocated vehicle. It contains a scrollable list of vehicle internal, external
and fluid inspection checks that must be performed daily prior to any journey.
A ‘comments’ box appears for any notes to be entered alongside each check to
indicate any rectification required. Once again the information automatically
populates the vehicle/asset record within Key2 and triggers in-house rule sets
and notification such service, maintenance and repair procedures.
numbers and accident assistance information relating to: breakdown recovery,
tyres and punctures, windscreen and glass and accidents/incidents.
page - as above, but vitally provides the option to upload photographs of the
accident/incident and prompts to drivers to capture the following information:
date/time of accident/incident, accident/incident summary notes, date reported,
type of claim and vehicle status. That information, as well as the photos, is
automatically downloaded to Key2
Finally, a level of personalisation gives each fleet via
their own Key2 Today ‘dashboards’ a graphical headline view of all vehicle and
driver business critical data which can be drilled into via the graphs.
Within the module, transport managers can configure groups
and allocate user-based permissions per dashboard page, auto-refresh the
dashboard content at predefined durations, link from the charts to individual
records and view and expand and export chart details.
With a raft of standard dashboard widgets, the information
immediately available at transport managers’ fingertips helps further
streamline operations thus driving fleet efficiencies.
managing director Martin Evans said: “Many commercial vehicle fleets have
invested in our Key2 technology to improve operating efficiencies and
compliance as they realise current practices are no longer suitable due to ever
changing business and legislative demands.
historically using a spreadsheet system or outdated software, many
organisations have recognised that if they ‘spend to save’ they will reap
significant cost savings and administration efficiencies and meet their
continual investment in introducing new features to Key2 - many introduced at
the request of commercial vehicle operators - means the technology is at the
cutting-edge enabling managers to drive down costs and increase vehicle