Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel scores record-breaking performance

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Ebbon-Dacs’ electronic vehicle delivery and collection solution moDel was used to handle record numbers of vehicle movements last year, despite uncertainty in the new car market.

Ebbon-Dacs’ commercial head – moDel, Michael Terry

Ebbon-Dacs’ head of commercial – moDel, Michael Terry

The fully automated vehicle collection and delivery solution recorded 282,135 vehicle movements in 2018; up 71% on the 164,976 vehicles handled in 2017. Fastest growth came via the stand-alone moDel-VM system, which is used largely by logistics and other vehicle transportation specialists and which recorded growth of 211% year-on-year, up from 57,057 to 177,818 vehicle movements.

The increase came despite a fall in the total number of new vehicles delivered in the UK in 2018 which, due to the impact of the new WLTP testing regime, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and a continued lack of insight into future company car tax, fell by 6.8% nationally.

“We are delighted by the performance of moDel during 2018 in what were quite difficult market conditions,“ said Michael Terry, head of commercial – moDel at the Oxford-based software solutions provider.

“The latest figures underpin moDel‘s position as the benchmark system for fully automated vehicle collection and delivery within the UK fleet market, and it is now used by 17 of the leading contract hire and leasing companies.

“MoDel-VM performed especially well and has proved increasingly popular with logistics and transportation companies, many of which are now outside of our popular e-procurement platform, Leaselink, hence the phenomenal growth rate,” he added.

The rise follows the launch of five new moDel releases over the last 12 months that have brought improvements and efficiencies in key areas of vehicle logistics, delivery and collection.

Amongst the latest developments has been a major billing solution which allows logistics companies to store billing rates and raise invoice values for vehicle movements directly into their back-office systems.

There have also been a series of improvements to the moDel app which improves the experience of smart phone users and delivers faster speeds for processing key documents.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.