Cybit, the online Telematics service provider, has partnered with Civica, the global provider of consulting, software and managed services, to enable the seamless integration of its best-of-breed Fleetstar and Civica's Tranman applications.
Fleetstar will feed real-time vehicle mileage, location and other information directly into the Tranman fleet management system. This will enable businesses to manage vehicles and how they are driven to reduce running costs, improve business administration processes and retain the residual value of vehicles.
Integration between Tranman and Fleetstar will automate the process of capturing mileage and other information without the need to contact drivers or rely on fuel card data. This will enhance the scheduling of routine maintenance to lower the burden on staff, reduce costs and help retain the residual value of the vehicle. The ability to capture and validate private mileage in particular, will optimise the business processes for expenses claims, as well as P11d administration. Employers will be able to manage their 'Burden Of Proof' in relation to private use of company vans and support HMRC audits.
"Combining these two market leading applications will deliver a greater value for customers of both Cybit and Civica," commented Richard Wainwright, Product Director, Civica. "For example, the constant availability of accurate mileage information enables proactive service management, which not only minimises cost but ensures that employees are driving safe vehicles. Administration can have a significant and negative impact on a business: not only is there a direct cost, but it can also affect productivity, which has its own indirect costs. This new integration will enable companies to focus their resources more beneficially for their bottom lines."
Tranman fleet management software is used by organisations such as police forces, local authorities, private sector companies and the Ministry of Defence, who will now also benefit from the ability to monitor driver behaviour at all times to help them identify at risk drivers. With continuous monitoring and reporting of harsh acceleration, braking and journeys taken without appropriate breaks, organisations will be able to minimise the risks they face under duty of care legislation.
John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director, Cybit, adds. "The integration between Cybit and Civica has significant tangible benefits that will enhance the return on investment for customers. There are also peace of mind benefits for company directors who now have additional duty of care responsibilities following the Corporate Manslaughter Act. Advanced vehicle tracking combined with market-leading fleet management software can substantially enhance fleet safety and reduce risk."
Fleetstar-Online is Cybit's scalable Internet-based telematics solution that features real-time vehicle tracking, exception reporting, replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information. Fleet vehicles are fitted with a small electronic in-vehicle-unit which is tracked by GPS in real-time and then transmits data to Cybit's online control centre. It provides companies with a cost-effective fleet management solution, which offers users anytime, anywhere access to the system via a standard web browser.
The Civica group is one of the most experienced providers of consulting, software and managed services that help customers improve service delivery and efficiency.
Civica develops, markets and supports a range of software for fleet management, housing & repairs management and service management. It supplies its products to a wide range of public sector, defence and commercial organisations.
Civica offers a complete range of fleet software to help improve the efficiency of running a fleet operation. Each Tranman system has the capability to manage vehicles/plant, drivers, accidents, maintenance, hire and costs of a company fleet, each with a different level of functionality to suit all fleet types, sizes and budgets.
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.
In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europes leading Telematics Service Providers. More than 1,700 business to business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, work flow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.
Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the worlds major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.
Cybits PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.