Chevin encourages ‘spreadsheet fleets’ to reduce risk through management
Some businesses still rely heavily on spreadsheets or
paper-based reporting structures to manage their vehicles, according to fleet
management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions.
The company claims that it often encounters quite large
fleets that still use “dated processes and systems such as spreadsheets” as their
primary vehicle management tool. The limitations and risks associated with
using that approach always became immediately apparent, it said.
“Fleets running hundreds or more vehicles using spreadsheets
or paper-based methods are going to struggle to deliver the levels of data and
reporting structures often needed to effectively manage areas such as cost
control and compliance,” said David Gladding, global director of sales and
marketing at Chevin Fleet Solutions.
“Using such methods is a high-risk strategy that can prove
slow, costly and hard to audit. Even the most basic software allows access to
much more data and when supported by a mobile app, means real-time, paperless
data capture for recording things such as driver walk round checks.”