One of Butsch’s biggest challenges is providing senior management with meaningful and easy-to-digest fleet-related data. Particularly demanding is assembling information for semi-annual business reviews. It’s important for Butsch to create effective management reports linking trends he sees in the field to actual data, or to recommend or make changes based on data patterns. When PHH Arval — Joy Global’s fleet management partner — introduced PHH InterActive Dashboard last year, Butsch found an easier way to get the information he needed, act on it faster, and provide analysis to others in his organization. In fact, Butsch served on the technology advisory board that helped PHH develop and beta-test the Dashboard, providing insights and suggestions to ensure the summary reporting tools delivered what clients needed. PHH InterActive Dashboard provides summary graphs and charts that roll up data from PHH InterActive’s information resources, enabling Butsch to quickly and easily track key performance indicators and monitor fleet trends. The Dashboard includes a variety of past historical data, allowing users to compare months, years, quarters, or a rolling flow of time segments. “I now conduct monthly, instead of semi-annual, reviews of key data,” says Butsch. “The Dashboard makes it easy to identify problems faster and demonstrate trends to my senior managers. I can educate stakeholders about where the costs are surfacing and explain how to control or eliminate those costs. And I can get buy-in at the local level more easily because I can show trends and pictures that make sense.” The biggest difference: “It’s much easier for me to focus on other fleet processes and issues rather than on writing reports,” said Butsch.
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