How Winflotte helps implementing fleet management best practices and achieve significant cost savings.
Cost reduction is a hot topic and common trend with profitability tight and record highs in the price of oil in recent years leaving fleet managers faced with tougher challenges. Add to that limited tools, outdated processes and unorthodox methods in managing a fleet and you begin to see your budget haemorrhaging. Keep hold of that thread! Many companies invest in a fleet management solution with confidence that proves a profitable investment. Find out below how Gunnebo France have benefited from the use of our software solution.
Since 2007, the global leader in the supply of equipment and security systems decided to take the step towards adopting our cloud solution, Winflotte Enterprise. Winflotte has helped Gunnebo France manage a fleet of over 520 vehicles by optimising all associated costs with only two managers.
In this context, we asked Mrs Freon, Fleet manager at Gunnebo France a few questions about the daily use of fleet management software:
How do you go about addressing the issues of efficiently managing the fleet?
The main issue is very simple: it’s definitely cost reduction. Good management naturally leads to lower costs. Conversely, observing a reduction in costs can be an indicator of the effectiveness of fleet management.
What were the needs of Gunnebo that motivated the use of fleet management software?
Our fleet was the company’s second biggest expense item. We required a dedicated and powerful fleet management tool to control and reduce the expenditure associated with managing a large number of vehicles and drivers
What were the differentiators of Winflotte that influenced the final choice of Gunnebo compared to the competition?
Winflotte’s offering had the advantages of the most complete solution with all the capabilities we needed coupled with the ease of use.
What are the challenges you currently face?
I would say that many manufacturers negotiate discounts which is one of our biggest challenges. Add to that the difficulty of moving vehicles from one region/entity to another, and the response time in immobilising vehicles, especially when it is in the garage due to repair.
How do you use Winflotte Company day to day?
We use it for all kinds of monitoring activities:
- Managing invoices
- Estimating annual costs
- Vehicle complete history
- Recording accidents/damages including drivers level of responsibility
- Manage fines and educate drivers ‘duty of care’
- Contracts durations and mileage management
- Vehicles compliance controls planning
Winflotte Enterprise has many other uses, but these are the ones we use most often.
What benefits have you gained? How has this facilitated the fleet manager?
There are many benefits but cost reduction is the most important for us. We have seen a strong financial return from the use in the software functionality and that is why we are gaining strength and control in managing our fleet.
Winflotte greatly facilitates the monitoring of vehicles and mileage as well as providing accounting functionality that is easy to manage and maintain. This type of work would be impractical without fleet management software, especially in our case with over 500 vehicles being managed on a daily basis.
In the future, do you think fleet management software will be more or less important in the business? What for?
To me, this type of tool is already required depending on the size of the fleet and staff assigned to the control. I would say that any company that has more than 10 vehicles should explore the possibility of integrating a professional solution to their fleet management.
What advice would you give to a fleet manager who wishes to use fleet management software?
Firstly, I would recommend Winflotte as the preferred solution, because based on the customer experience, I myself am very satisfied with the product and its capability. Following this, I would advise a fleet manager to take a step back and assess the required activities to best define their needs. There are many benefits to gain from a tailored solution for your fleet that will save valuable time and money. Finally, I would stress the importance of identifying and reporting on relevant data in order to manage and assess the fleet.
Through the strategic use of Winflotte Enterprise, fleet managers at Gunnebo optimise their fleet costs and make real savings.
If you are interested and feel you could benefit from the use of a complete fleet management solution tailored to the needs of your fleet, we invite you to discover Winflotte Enterprise and its system of modules.