International full service car leasing provider, ALD Automotive, has implemented the new Miles user interface with enhanced functionality from fleet management software specialist, Sofico, which improves customization and user satisfaction and increases productivity and efficiency.

 Called Rich Internet Application (RIA), the new browser-based user interface replaces the current Rich Desktop Application interface (RDA) within Sofico’s main Miles software system, and has been designed to make the experience for the end user far more user friendly, with increased functionality, greater use of dashboards, charts and graphics and improved visual appeal.

The new functionality is the latest development for Sofico’s Miles software system which has been designed specifically for contract hire and leasing, fleet management, and auto finance companies, and currently manages over one million vehicles worldwide.

ALD Automotive first began using the Miles fleet software system in the Netherlands, where it operates a fleet of 27,000 vehicles, several years ago, according to Sofico.The company then rolled it out to its operations in Belgium and Luxembourg where it has a further 63,000 cars under management.

ALD Automotive Netherlands is now training its staff in the use of the new Miles RIA user interface, and has created a team of four “super users” who can not only train the end users but also provide a first line of IT support and guidance.

ALD Automotive will be making the new user interface available to its Belgian operations beginning in the second quarter of 2013 to ensure it can access the same benefits across its whole Benelux operation, according to Sofico.