R2c Online is introducing a ‘Lite’ version of its online fleet management solution to convey a range of key benefits to smaller commercial vehicle fleets.
The new r2c Lite solution is aimed at firms operating up to 30 assets and offers a range of services that managing director Tim Meadows said could “help fleets hit the ground running and produce measurable improvements as quickly as possible”.
These include maintenance scheduling, defect reporting, centralised online document storage, downtime minimisation, an interactive dashboard providing a full overview of fleet performance, and connectivity with the user’s existing service and maintenance suppliers alongside the option of using r2c’s own network of 1,300 repairers.
It’s positioned as a self-serve package. Support is provided digitally, through training, implementation and teach-yourself videos delivered through the r2c Online Training Hub.
Meadows added that around 40% of businesses holding O licences operate fewer than 10 vehicles and that the market was currently poorly served by fleet software providers.
“The fact is that smaller operators of commercial vehicles stand to gain from the core benefits of technology – better managerial control, improved efficiency and visibility – in exactly the same way as the very largest businesses.”
Last year showed a need for smaller fleet software, according to r2c; during 2020, r2c Online saw a 23% increase in business as a result of the demands being made on fleets during the pandemic.
“The coronavirus crisis has really brought home to many fleets of all sizes the advantages of using fleet software and the disadvantages of persisting with spreadsheets or paper. The type of collaborative, often home-based working that current conditions are dictating just aren’t really possible without some kind of technological intervention,” Meadows explained.