News | February 15, 2018

Chevin Launches Brand New Mobile App, Fleetwave Forms

Chevin’s new customisable fleet app breaks the mold by tackling more than just day-to-day driver duties.

Our brand-new data collection app, FleetWave Forms – which boasts an advanced level of code-free customisation for more than just fleet – has been unveiled.

Unlike most other fleet-specific mobile apps on the market that are restricted to tasks such as rigid vehicle inspections, Forms is a flexible tool that allows users to build and customise data collection forms. Replacing any manual or paper-based data collection form with great ease, the app and can even be accessed offline, facilitating automatic uploads into FleetWave as soon as an internet connection becomes available.

Chevin’s new form building admin software has been designed with drag-and-drop tools for ease of use and allows managers to create bespoke data collection tasks using a number of comprehensive features including dropdowns; questions; free text entry; date/time selection; decimals, geolocation stamping, signature capture, barcoding and more.

The creator can set permissions on each form, specifying who has access based on a number of varying factors such as driver name; vehicle type; job role and department. Then it’s simply a matter of logging-in before workers can view their forms, collect information and submit data back into FleetWave using either an iOS or Android device.With Chevin’s new form building software, there are no restrictions. Users have the freedom to decide exactly what they want to capture, and in what format.

Forms pushes past the standard fleet-based functionality that you would expect from such an application in its unique ability to fulfil a much wider job function. Users can, for example, share and receive business-critical information such as vehicle inspections; mobile technician worksheets; driver trip records; business expenses; accident inventory; safety and risk assessments; sales transactions; proof of delivery and much, much more.

Ultimately, FleetWave Forms facilitates a number of business-boosting benefits, including:

  • Improved visibility of information from field workers
  • Direct and automatic integrations with FleetWave
  • Enhanced accuracy and timeliness
  • Creation of an auditable compliance trail
  • Enforcement of superior financial controls
  • Promotion of sustainability by eliminating paper, digitalising data and automating its transfers
  • Increased security of confidential information by eliminating postal requirements
  • Elimination of dual data entry

The new application also eliminates risks and inefficiencies associated with manual methods; labor-intensive data entry; information processing delays; workload duplications; incorrect interpretations; lengthy invoice cycles; missing or incomplete data records and potential loss or damage of paper docs.

For those who don’t have time to build bespoke forms from scratch, standard fleet-related forms have been pre-configured, for immediate use.

Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s Managing Director, said:

“FleetWave Forms is an easy-to-use mobile data collection solution that bridges the communication gap between a mobile workforce and the back office, working to eliminate paper-based methods of collecting information.

“Relying on manually intensive processes can expose an organization to risks – not to mention the actual cost and resources involved in managing paper – however, FleetWave Forms helps to improve the management of remote workforces, at the same time reducing administrative tasks and increasing productivity.

“When compared to manual methods of fleet data collection, FleetWave Forms can be up to 92% more cost-effective”.

A pipeline of upgrades for FleetWave Forms is already underway, and future versions are set to include a dispatch tool that allows forms to be attached to work orders and sent to technicians; additional data capture types and ‘look up’ capabilities that allow the user to search the FleetWave database and improved graphical interface.

FleetWave Forms has been tested by several of our UK clients over the last 6-months, and is now available to the wider market. Additionally, those who purchase the app before the end of the year will benefit from an early adopter pricing model.

SOURCE: Chevin Fleet Solutions