Product Release 20.2

As part of our program of monthly product updates, we are pleased to announce that the 20.2 version of our solution is now available. This release contains a number of new features and some improvements to existing features requested by customers.

When adding or deleting journey drops, customers using Journey Management, will now be actively prompted to provide a reason for doing so, rather than when they exit the edited journey section. The available reasons given for these changes can also be customised to suit the user activity, which will help our customers to audit their journeys, providing a clear record of what has been changed and why.

The SmartPOD mobile application can now facilitate drivers to collect card and cash payments for site deliveries. The new ‘Mobile Payments’ module will calculate the price of all items received at a site and display this to both customer and driver.

Card payments are processed through the WorldPay shop, which will open on screen to allow customers to pay by entering their details. Drivers will also receive a summary of these payments, broken down by site, at the end of their journey to ensure accurate records are maintained.

Additionally, the Microlise Web Portal can now store more than one bespoke Point of Interest (POI) file at a time. This allows customers who use a combination of different map versions to overlay their own customised POIs for their drivers, directing them to significant locations – most commonly preferred petrol stations, truck stops and other places drivers may find useful.

For some customers, maintaining the integrity of their temperature-sensitive goods throughout their distribution cycle is critical to both their reputation and their regulatory compliance. Our Fleet Performance solution will now help our customers to monitor these requirements.

We have created a new report to help fleet operators monitor and address vehicles that are not complying with temperature requirements. The system will raise alerts, and the new report allows users to view information about their temperature controlled vehicles across a number of data points. They can then find out the exact reason for the alert, determine and address the cause, and prevent any further incidents.

Finally, as part of further improvements to our Driver Hazard Warning (DHW) product, customers can now choose to configure the application to disable warnings for hazards that are under a certain height limit. This will reduce the frequency of warnings that drivers receive for car-park height restrictions, particularly in urban areas.

If you are a Microlise customer and would like to find out more about any of the features briefly explored here, please speak to your account manager for the full version of the release documentation.