Impact des outils de gestion de flotte OpenFleet sur le TCO

How fleet management tools can help companies reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their vehicle fleets.

The
companies with a fleet of professional vehicles
are faced with a multitude of challenges, including
cost management
vehicle safety and driver productivity.

Fleet management
fleet management
can help companies meet these challenges and reduce total cost of ownership (
TCO
) of their vehicle fleets.

Fleet management tools

Fleet management tools are software programs that enable companies to track and manage their business vehicles. They offer a variety of features, including:

  • Vehicle location
  • Tracking mileage
  • Maintenance and repair management
  • Driver management
  • Vehicle safety

Car-sharing

Carsharing is a mobility solution that enables users to share vehicles from a fleet. It can be an interesting alternative to personal vehicles and cabs for companies.

The impact of fleet management tools on TCO

Fleet management software can have a significant impact on the
TCO of a company’s fleet
. We estimate that companies using fleet management tools can reduce their TCO by 15-25%.

Fleet management tools can help reduce a company’s fleet management TCO in several ways:

  • Improving efficiency : Management software can help companies optimize vehicle use. This can be achieved by optimizing routes, avoiding delays and reducing unnecessary mileage.
  • Reduced fleet maintenance and repair costs: Fleet management tools can help companies plan vehicle maintenance and repairs. This can help reduce unexpected maintenance and repair costs.
  • Improved safety Fleet management tools can help companies track the driving behavior of their drivers. This can help improve vehicle safety and reduce the risk of accidents.

Car-sharing and TCO

The
car-sharing solution
solution can also help reduce the TCO of a company car fleet.

Carsharing can help reduce the TCO of a fleet of vehicles in several ways:

  • Reducing the number of vehicles : Car-sharing enables companies to reduce the number of vehicles they need. This can help reduce the cost of purchasing, maintaining and repairing vehicles in a company fleet.
  • Improved vehicle utilization Carsharing enables companies to use their vehicles more efficiently. This can help reduce vehicle depreciation costs and fuel consumption.
  • Reducing parking costs Car-sharing can help companies reduce parking costs.

Evolution of fleet management tools and software in 2024 and beyond

Fleet management tools and software continue to evolve to meet companies’ needs. The following trends are likely to continue in the coming years:

  • Data integration Fleet management tools are becoming increasingly integrated, enabling companies to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources, including fleet vehicles, drivers, customers and suppliers. This data integration gives companies a more complete view of their fleet, enabling them to make more informed decisions.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning : Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are increasingly used in fleet management tools to automate tasks, identify trends and make proactive decisions. For example, AI can be used to identify vehicles likely to break down, or to suggest optimized routes based on real-time traffic conditions.
  • Electric mobility Electric mobility is booming, and fleet management tools need to adapt to this trend. Fleet management tools must now take into account the specific features of electric vehicles, such as range management and recharge planning.

Here are a few concrete examples of these trends:

  • A fleet management tool and eco-driving functionality can use artificial intelligence to identify drivers who tend to drive aggressively. The company can then provide training or advice to these drivers to improve their behavior.
  • Fleet management software can use geolocation data to identify in real time the areas where vehicles are most often immobilized. The company can then use this information to improve route planning or identify parking opportunities.
  • A fleet management tool can use energy consumption data to identify the vehicles with the highest fuel consumption. The company can then offer eco-driving awareness programs or financial incentives to reduce vehicle energy consumption.
  • A fleet management tool can be used to better understand usage and determine precisely which vehicles can be replaced by electric ones (remember that companies are obliged to electrify their vehicle fleets).
  • A car-sharing tool can automatically transfer a reservation between vehicles, very useful for example if the vehicle is electric and its charge level is insufficient at the start of the reservation.

These trends should enable companies and fleet managers to further reduce transport costs and improve fleet performance.