BARGAIN: Tablets falling in price
Fleets should capitalise on the rapidly falling price of tablets by employing them for previously-unconsidered tasks, Chevin have claimed.
A reasonably well-equipped Android tablet can now be bought for around £100 and used to access and update many different kinds of data relating to fleet.
Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director of Chevin, said: “Make no mistake, an entry level, seven-inch tablet PC is not going to impress an experienced iPad user but it is perfectly acceptable as a means to access the internet on-the-go when a smart phone is too restrictive.
“At this price, giving one to employees as an easy method of accessing and recording relevant information, whether relating directly to the fleet such as mileage, or almost any other workflow process, is extremely cost-effective.”
Mr Sowerby pointed to the newly-launched FleetWave Mobile app, designed to be used in conjunction with the FleetWave fleet management system.
It will work on Android and mobile Windows smartphones and tablets, with an Apple iOS version also in development.
The app can be adapted to the needs of individual organisations to gather fleet or other operational information using manual input, QR codes, bar codes or pictures.
It does not have to be online to capture data – information can be stored and then uploaded later on.
“A product such as FleetWave Mobile is a highly adaptable mobile data gathering tool perfect for tablets that has a wide variety of fleet-specific applications but is also ideal for organisations where the fleet is simply a tool in the delivery of a product or service,” added Mr Sowerby.
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