Vehicle procurement with software

The trade magazine bfp Fuhrpark & Management highlights the various facettes of efficient and affordable vehicle procurement for vehicle fleets in its 1/2020 issue.

The trade magazine bfp Fuhrpark & Management highlights the various facettes of efficient and affordable vehicle procurement for vehicle fleets in its 1/2020 issue.
It argues that fleet managers now have to adapt not only to the changing requirements of users but also to different types of customer agreements with dealers, consulting and service quality levels and many other factors. There are also difficulties with discounts and differences between independent importers and re-importers.

As a possible solution, bfp focuses on online vehicle markets and purchasing groups, which offer a comprehensive overview and the most up-to-date information. Hereby the positive effects of - the vehicle procurement software from the product line of community4you AG - are also highlighted.

We gave the bfp Fuhrpark & Management editorial team a detailed interview with our management board members Uwe Bauch, Lavinio Cerquetti and Janko Nebel shortly before publishing the article. Some details are quoted in the bfp text. Here we post the complete interview:
Janko Nebel, Uwe Bauch & Lavinio Cerquetti, Board of directors - community4you AG
If we look at the usual car configurators, for example, they are often suitable for a single function: configuration. For those who need to leverage further vehicle data and manage entire fleets - especially fleet managers in larger companies and organizations - that is a major challenge. as the configuration is only the first step of a complex process. This is why we have developed a specific software product based on our proprietary integration platform open-EIS: This software supports the entire workflow from the manufacturer-independent vehicle configuration, calculation with individual parameters, the approval procedure based on different car policies right up to the ordering process and if necessary can be further customised. Thanks to interfaces we can automatically transfer the newly generated vehicle and contract data from to our leasing software and our fleet management software comm.fleet. In addition, our software can be integrated into the customer's own premises as well as into various cloud solutions.
Janko Nebel, Board of directors community4you AG
Which possibilities can procurement software leverage?
It was obvious to us: good procurement software must be particularly oriented to the customer's requirements for maximum transparency, cost control and customisability. We offer a flexible software solution that can be adapted to changing needs and processes even without programming knowledge. This also saves time. Time that fleet managers can use to analyse data and develop strategies to make even better use of potential resources. Our customers continue to benefit from the advantages of our proprietary open-EIS platform: internationality with different languages and country-specific parametrisation, user-friendliness, data security, scalability and responsivity for mobile access to our services - are just a few examples.
Lavinio Cerquetti, Vice President community4you AG
Link to the article in bfp Fuhrpark & Management: bfp fuhrpark + management 01/2020