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Free software to help transport and logistics firms cope during Covid-19

Employee software firm Eko is offering its platform for free during the epidemic to help logistics firms enhance productivity and community.

Eko is offering its platform for free during the epidemic

The real-time solution workspace is accessible on both mobile and desktop and offers a number of features to enable remote operations. Features include Broadcast, which helps logistics businesses to maintain a clear and transparent line of communications to all staff with team-wide announcements, including advice from managers to help reduce anxiety or prevent misinformation.  Also included is Banner, which will highlight new, key virus information to all home-based staff and drivers on the move, as soon as they open the app.

The Chat feature will also help staff stay connected in real-time, ensuring teams remain in the loop throughout the period.  The Cards feature enables teams to work on projects and documents together in real-time with checklists and attachments.

Finally, the platform includes a Library to centralise health and safety guidelines and information on self-quarantine, health insurance, travel policies etc.

Korawad Chearavanont, CEO at Eko, said: “It’s always been part of our core mission to provide the right working tools to make the workplace engaging and efficient for employees working remotely or in multiple locations. Logistics businesses are under immense pressure right now with many frontline delivery drivers on the roads, keeping essential services running, so anything we can do to help those workforces to stay connected and to feel safe and informed within their communities is hugely important.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has nearly 20 years of fleet journalism experience, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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