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Chevin launches new API tool for fleet management software

Fleet management software provider, Chevin Fleet Solutions, has launched a standard API tool for its FleetWave product.

According to Chevin, FleetWave is designed to be the central hub for all asset, fleet and driver-related information, allowing secure external access to specific areas of the software’s data.

Already configured to integrate with over 100 different third-party systems – including GPS and telematics, fuelling systems, accounting software and leasing providers – FleetWave’s new standard API tool will reportedly allow system users to extend the software’s integration options even further.

Chevin Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific, Jackie Kirk, explained that by leveraging information stored in FleetWave’s standard data tables, users can now build their own tools using CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) rules. Data stored in FleetWave can now be shared or updated by other software applications, in ‘real-time’, without bulk imports, exports or manual data entry, Kirk said.

“If you want to maximise the efficiency of your fleet and minimise its cost, then fleet cannot operate as a standalone entity. It needs to be tightly integrated into the whole corporate structure. If you can deliver high levels of integration with critical internal systems, then all kinds of new efficiencies and decision-making opportunities are created,” said Kirk.

Kirk said there are dozens of potential external data feeds from suppliers and information sources available to the average fleet, and automated integration provides the ability to harmonise this information into near real-time intelligence.

“There are obvious benefits – for example, taking data from your fuel supplier or commercial fuel card will provide you with accurate information regarding fuel use, mileage and sustainability achievement – however system integration also opens the door to all kinds of new managerial strategies,” said Kirk.

“FleetWave is used as the central system to manage the entire fleet, with the ability to leverage intelligence from other systems and applications – a function that we believe is key for gaining complete oversight of a fleet’s information, cost and performance. Our new API tool expands on this by allowing users with programming knowledge to build their own tools to integrate with standard FleetWave tables.

“The integration capabilities of FleetWave have become so sophisticated that we are increasingly finding our software being used as a critical operational tool as well as a business intelligence tool by entire organisations, not just for managing the fleet.

“Our API framework is always expanding, and this new function is an invaluable means of sharing data, streamlining processes and eliminating administrative duties.”   

In support of its new API tool, Chevin has also released a best practice whitepaper on system integration.

Chevin recently moved its office in Brisbane.

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