It’s fully reconcilable and it’s probably going to make payment a lot quicker because the job data has been returned within seconds. On top of the almost-instantaneous recording of data, all parties who are part of this supply chain have the same data at the same time, which I think is one of the keys of this integration.”
This is extremely significant as both participants in the fleet contract service work are receiving what they require in order to serve that contract well. Furthermore, at a corporate level, the manufacturer is able to communicate to its corporate equivalents, but at a local level, the traditional localised depot to local fleet location relationship is preserved and communicated with as well.
This was supported in the announcement by Sion Rathkey, Solution Business Back Office manager, Bridgestone Europe, who stated; “Some years ago we set out to become the easiest manufacturer for tyre service dealers in the UK to do business with. The success of the TiDaeXTM integration into FleetBridge for e-jobsheet has certainly contributed to that goal. The integration provides clear and real time information which has improved the quality of data provided to the end user.”
During our session, Daly underlined the significance of the 26 dealers that are currently live in Bridgestone’s Fleetbridge integration. However, Bridgestone is not the only active participant where TiDaeXTM is concerned, with Vaculug also integrating currently as a matter of public record and a third manufacturer which hasn’t as yet been publicly named, the identity of which Daly hoped might be able to be revealed as we move into 2022.
Following the announcements with Bridgestone and Vaculug, Daly explained that CAM had seen “a second wave of enquiries” but that they weren’t in a position to comment on that just yet. He added; “What these manufacturers are looking for is dealer advocacy. If this established standard methodology constitutes a better way of doing business with dealers and fleets, then why would they do otherwise?”