Flexibility: An Important Part of Enterprise Fleet Management Software
Most of us use a variety of software daily, whether it’s an email client, word processor, business CRM, or an online banking system. And often, we use it even if it’s poorly designed or missing things we’d like to see. But why should it be that way? Wouldn’t it be great if it could actually be changed to do what you need it to do?
There’s no need to be restricted
With today’s technology there are systems out there, like Collective Data’s, that are flexible, configurable, and adaptable to individual needs. In the fleet management world, flexibility is the key to having a useful system in place. Why? Things change.
It’s very unlikely that you are never asked to do anything new or never asked to find a new type of information. Workflows change, reporting needs change, governmental regulations change, and people change. An enterprise fleet management software system needs to be able to mold itself into an organization’s processes and make a significant impact on how they operate and make decisions. Static software systems tend to deliver static results.
Collective Data goes above and beyond
Since I work in Marketing, I don’t always know the exact details of a software system we’ve delivered to a client. But often, I hear chatter in the halls of our office that reveals some pretty amazing stuff we’ve been able to do for our customers. For me, the “beyond the fleet” stuff is always interesting. For example, a fire or police department can extend the software beyond the fleet to track uniform issues and returns. An electric co-op can go beyond equipment by also tracking their substation data, maintenance, and tools while having a variety of custom reports designed specifically for them. I’ve heard prospective customers tell our demonstrators that “we haven’t seen anything out there like this” many times. It’s exciting to be a part of such an innovative and problem-solving environment.
Just because the software is so adaptable, it doesn’t mean that the standard elements and design are without thought. With over a decade of experience in fleet management, Collective Data’s system is very comprehensive and offers common functionality that benefits many industries including government, construction, utility, medical, and others. It’s the flexibility that sets it apart, and it’s a big reason some of our clients chose us.
In my next post, I’ll describe in greater detail a tool we offer that demonstrates Collective Data software’s flexibility. It allows our customers to alter the software themselves such as adding new fields, changing labels, and more with the right-click of their mouse.