Called the Workshop Hub, the technology enables vehicle technicians to easily view and track progress on and report on their assigned workload, which reduces administrative tasks.
Designed for use on a tablet or smartphone, the Workshop Hub is a web-based app so information can be viewed either within the workshop or remotely.
The tool provides a central location for technicians to complete job cards, track activity, request parts, carry out vehicle inspections and create timesheets. It also records non-productive time, such as lunch breaks and training.
All activity, forms and reports are automatically transferred into Chevin’s FleetWave fleet management software, giving managers visibility of workshop productivity.
The technology has been tested over the past six months by Derby County Council, West Midlands Ambulance Trust and Cheshire Fire.
Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s managing director, says: “Extensive research was undertaken to help develop the Workshop Hub, working alongside our clients and own in-house industry experts. Overall, we are very pleased with both the positive feedback from the trials and the overall product.
“We believe it to be the go-to tool for technicians, its ease of use enabling them to efficiently support, track and report on daily tasks.”