VENTURE: Neil Birbeck and Mark Pritchard
A dedicated online fleet comparison service has been launched, aimed at saving businesses thousands of pounds on contract hire rates.
CompareMyFleet.com brings together fleet, procurement and e-commerce expertise to provide companies with a free online service seeking the lowest available lease rate on any car or van.
It has already forged links with leading companies including Alphabet, Days Contract Hire, GE Capital Fleet Services, Inchcape Fleet Solutions, Lex Autolease and Ogilvie Fleet.
Fleet decision-makers simply provide required vehicle details including if vehicles should be with or without maintenance, annual mileage and replacement period.
Within 24hours, decision-makers will receive a report containing quotes from a basket of leasing companies on a per vehicle basis.
The CompareMyFleet.com team also use their procurement experience to provide a consultancy service to prospective clients.
This aims to help them maximise financial savings, select additional added value services and ensure vehicles chosen are suitable for their business.
Neil Birkbeck, Co-Founder and Director at CompareMyFleet.com, said: “Trawling the marketplace to obtain quotes from a number of contract hire and leasing companies is a hugely time-consuming business.
“Not only that, but it is an extremely complicated and complex market to tackle in terms of selecting the right vehicle and the right services at the right price, while also taking into account discounts and rebates available.
“I know because I have sourced company cars and vans in my procurement role at previous employers and have found what should be a straight-forward task can prove to be a major headache for the unwary.”
Mark Pritchard, fellow Co-Founder and Director, added: “Businesses and consumers have been able to make major financial savings by accessing comparison websites to source a range of goods and services.
“While it takes only five minutes to access CompareMyFleet.com and find the best rates from a basket of contract hire and leasing companies, we also offer much more via a range of added value services that can also be sourced from those same companies such as service maintenance and repair, accident management and fuel card management.
“Fleet procurement today is frequently in the hands of employees who are not fleet professionals.
“Instead they are procurement, HR or finance specialists who have been given fleet responsibility as part of their job description.
“We are on hand to assist these people make the right procurement decisions and save their employers money, while also being totally accessible to fleet professionals that may want to use our services.”