A unique on-screen ‘dashboard’ – the first to give managers live, at-a-glance information about their vehicle fleets – is proving a hugely popular feature of Quartix’s new Pay As You Go vehicle tracking system.
The display, similar in style to a vehicle’s dashboard, has dials indicating the percentage of vehicles ‘on road now’ and ‘on road today,’ plus ‘driving percentage’ and ‘idling time.’
Other key performance indicators (KPIs) include graphs and charts. If required, the dials can be tailored to show management information chosen by an operator and more dials can be incorporated.
The dashboard is just one feature of the Corporate version of Quartix’s Pay As You Go product, which provides real-time vehicle tracking with monthly untilisation and route reports.
Andy Kirk, the company’s sales and marketing director, said: “Since last month’s launch we’ve had huge interest in Quartix Pay As You Go, and especially in the KPI dashboards available with the Corporate model.
“Fleet operators tell us they appreciate the way they can see what’s happening at a glance: using a shortcut on the desktop means the information is always just a click away.
“Also, if they need to see their own particular management information we can tailor the dials to do just that, or even add more dials.”
Quartix is the first major supplier to offer Pay As You Go telematics. Prior to last month’s launch businesses were obliged to sign up to fixed-lease periods of typically three to five years.
The Quartix system enables customers to track their vehicles online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Currently, Quartix provides three funding options: outright purchase, lease finance, and Quartix Pay As You Go.
With three options the Quartix Pay As You Go system can be tailored to suit an operator’s exact requirements, from simple tracking through to the Corporate system, which is ideal for large multi-site vehicle fleets.
Andy Kirk maintains leasing is now in sharp decline, whereas just two years ago it was Quartix’s most popular method of payment, accounting for 60 per cent of sales compared to 40 per cent for outright purchase. Today, those figures have been reversed.
By the end of the year, Mr Kirk believes the company’s customers will be split equally between pay as you go and outright purchase, and estimates Quartix will add between 500 and 700 customers. This will see Quartix’s customer base increase to between 2,500 and 2,700, with the number of vehicles being tracked by Quartix rising to 28,000.
The company currently tracks more than 20,000 vehicles and its system is in use by companies large and small, including household names from all sectors of the UK economy.
The new product can be bought online through Quartix’s website www.quartix.co.uk or by calling the company on 0870 013 6663.