Desktop Configurations: Flexible Options That Improve Ease Of Use

To improve productivity with fleet management software, it has to be easy to use. Collective Data software makes it easy to use by allowing organizations to simplify the interface as they see fit.

All of Collective Data’s fleet maintenance management software products have configuration options for user-defined “desktops”. This allows a personal configuration for each user, user group, department, etc. Why is this so useful? People all work differently, and there’s no need to have unused options available if they can get in the way of the task at hand or cause confusion.

Examples of how configurable desktops work

A customer of ours with a large shop wanted to make the screen as simple as possible for their technicians. When logged in, there’s no mistake on how to get to a section of the application. Below is a comparison of the default desktop and one our customer created.

Default desktop configuration (click to enlarge)

Customer-defined desktop configuration (click to enlarge)







For this customer, configuring the desktop options in the fleet management software system made it very easy-to-use for their technicians. They can access the main sections they need with ease and enter the data that will be used for reporting and analysis by management.

Other desktop configuration examples

Collective Data fleet and asset management software comes with some additional pre-configured desktops. For example, an administrator might want quick access to report editors, query editors, and the desktop editor. Here’s a configured desktop that matches that workflow:

Administrator desktop configuration

Parts Inventory Desktop

For personnel working with parts inventory in the fleet management system, a configuration to match that workflow would be ideal. Quick access to parts, purchase orders, receive items, and inventory adjusts would make it easy and efficient to get the data in.

Parts Inventory desktop configuration


As you can see, there are endless ways to configure the desktop in the Collective Data fleet and asset management software solution. It all depends on the needs of the organization and how they will be using it. The system is very comprehensive, but the flexibility of the software allows fleets to simplify it for various users. As a result, it becomes very easy to use and helps improve productivity no matter who’s using the software.

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