Fleet management includes commercial motor vehicles such as cars, aircraft (planes, helicopters etc.), ships, vans and trucks, as well as rail cars. Fleet (vehicle) management can include a range of functions, such as vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management and health and safety management. Fleet Management is a function which allows companies which rely on transportation in business to remove or minimize the risks associated with vehicle investment, improving efficiency, productivity and reducing their overall transportation and staff costs, providing 100% compliance with government legislation (duty of care) and many more. These functions can be dealt with by either an in-house fleet-management department or an outsourced fleet-management provider.
Vehicle Tracking System : The most basic function in all fleet management systems, is the vehicle tracking component. This component is usually GPS-based, but sometimes it can be based on GLONASS or a cellular triangulation platform. Once vehicle location, direction and speed are determined from the GPS components, additional tracking capabilities transmit this information to a fleet management software application.
Methods for data transmission include both terrestrial and satellite. Satellite trackingcommunications, while more expensive, are critical if vehicle tracking is to work in remote environments without interruption. Users can see actual, real-time locations of their fleet on a map. This is often used to quickly respond on events in the field.
Rental Module mainly deals with Rent Contract of Vehicle/Equipment, Delivery Note of Vehicle/Equipment, Delivery Return of Vehicle/Equipment, Hire Invoice process (monthly / individual), Hire Invoice, Cross Hire Receipt, Cross Hire Return, and Cross Hire Invoice.
The program takes care of the service of Vehicle/Equipment. The Job Cost/Work-In-Process program provides a budgeted Job Costing system for managing and controlling the cost of ongoing standard or custom jobs. Its primary purpose is to track labor, material, and non-material resources that go into a job.
The Inventory Control program is one of the most powerful and extremely flexible systems that is being used and many other businesses managing a perpetual inventory. It provides many sophisticated features, which go beyond those typically found in inventory control software.