DEMAND: Hitachi Capital boosting fleet efficiencies
Hitachi Capital are helping fleet operators boost efficiencies with the launch of their new cloud-based state-of-the-art daily rental system Fleetondemand.
The system – which went live earlier this week – allows customers to book hire vehicles over the internet at any time of day, speeding up the rental process.
Adopted for its bespoke functionality, the service has been implemented to increase fleet efficiencies and drive down costs.
Jon Lawes, Division Managing Director at Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, said: “We reviewed all the systems on the market and this was by far the most advanced and flexible system.
“It’s simple to use and easily scalable when our fleet grows organically or through acquisition – and most importantly it gives us a foothold in the market place for daily rentals.
“The system provides easy access to a suite of management reports for customers and numerous benefits for our suppliers.”
Fleetondemand has the power and flexibility to set up the individual rental requirements of every car, commercial vehicle and plant leasing customer on one online cloud-based system.
This provides real-time connectivity to more than 200 independent rental companies.
Individual customers can log in 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to their own fully-customisable dashboard, attaining access to daily rental vehicles.
The system also means fleet managers wishing to monitor costs and usage can download reports in real time, detailing who hired what, for how much, when and why.
Fleetondemand also caters for plant and equipment hire and is fully-optimised for either web, desktop or mobile.
Using the ‘supplier genie’ technology, Hitachi Capital are able to instantly source the correct equipment at the most competitive price and most convenient location for the customer.
Hitachi Capital say the software has major benefits in processing damage recharges, saving time and money for fleet managers.
Previously managed by a separate system, photos and descriptions of de-hire damage are now loaded directly onto the system by rental suppliers, automatically charged to the customer.
In a further boost to their business, Hitachi Capital have appointed Kathleen Whittam as Head of Rentals.
Ms Whittam joins from Europcar Group, where she was Director of the New Business team.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in new business sales and management in varying sectors, working for large national and international businesses.
Ms Whittam said: “I am really pleased and excited to join the rentals team and building up the expertise that we have in the team to further meet customer requirements, growing an even more successful rental business for the future.”
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