Jaama has updated its Key2 asset management system to improve efficiency and increase compliance management as well as providing additional cost controls.

The company has completely overhauled the Vehicle Event Manager area of Key2 and renamed it Compliance Manager.

And a new Tyre Data Import module enables validation of incoming tyre costs against pre-agreed costs to ensure correct charging for tyres. The new import module complements Key2's existing tyre management functionality.

Key2 can now import vehicle details that are the subject of a motor manufacturer recall. The new functionality works alongside the current manual entry system, streamlining the process and significantly reducing administrative intervention.

The new Compliance Manager module is fully configurable to meet individual fleet requirements. It enables managers to create their own regular and one-off events relating to vehicles to ensure that they are never missed for example; servicing in accordance with manufacturer requirements, MoTs and commercial vehicle inspections.

New functionality within Compliance Manager includes:

  • Historical events being stored against the asset record to enable fleet managers to analyse whether historic events are being done; prematurely, on time or late. It then auto-creates the due date for the next event such as a service, MoT or inspection.
  • The ability to remove events and record a reason for removing an event. For example, if a vehicle is registered as SORN (Statutory off Road Notification) or is only used on a seasonal basis.

Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: 'Jaama is renowned for the continued evolution of Key2. Fleet management software technology is fast-moving and the compliance and operational requirements of customers change over time and are driven by legislation.

'Feedback from our rapidly growing customer base is encouraged because those at the sharp-end of fleet management are able to provide critical insight which is vital for Jaama to deliver enhancements to Key2 that will bring real benefits to fleets.

'The improvements introduced to Compliance Manager are among the latest examples of where we have worked with our customers to benefit the product'

In recent years, tyres have accounted for an increasing proportion of a typical fleet's maintenance costs. This is due to the trend towards larger, lower profile and expensive hi-tech tyres that require more frequent replacement than previously.

Conversely, service, maintenance and repair costs, as a whole, have been reduced due to the increased reliability and lengthier service interval of modern cars and the more stringent control of other maintenance and repair costs.

As a result, tyres represent a significant cost for fleet managers so Jaama's new Tyre Data Import module provides the ability to import and store matrix pricing data for specific manufacturers and type.

What's more, customers can also calculate tyre betterment charges for premature tyre replacement due to damage.