Sofico Australia unveils future developments at anniversary event

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Major Australian fleets were given an insight into current and future technologies from Sofico Services Australia at a recent event.

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Sofico Australia unveils future developments at anniversary event

Held to mark the 15th anniversary for the Australian division of the global automotive finance, leasing and fleet software provider, the ‘Future of Fleet’ event outlined the launch of Sofico’s new services platform for its Miles software system, which brings enhanced services to customers including end-to-end delivery of mobile applications, improved web portals and increased data powered solutions.

Delegates were also told about a new mobile app that makes use of the new services platform to offer driver-centric information to on-the-move users such as drivers thanks to an intelligent context based information delivery system.

Due for release by the end of the year, the app will be available for both Apple and Android devices, the enables a selection of features for company car drivers and mobility users, including service reminders, online service booking, incident reporting, and details of leasing contracts, including mileage forecasts, and end-of-contract handover details.

Sofico is also preparing a new generation of web portals. Due next year, these will take the form of customisable portals for fleet and business customers with higher levels of functionality and integration with Content Management Systems. The new portals will reply on the new services platform to offer high availability features and integration with third party data services leveraging powerful business intelligence capabilities.

The forum also outlined to delegates how new possibilities for new markets are being explored.

Koenraad van Grimbergen, head of Sofico Services Australia, said: “The day was voted a great success by our fleet customers, and we were able to strengthen existing relationships as well as holding useful and valuable discussions around our plans for the future.

“Sofico Services Australia is committed to helping our customers reach their strategic goals as well as offering additional services and strengthening our position in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward with every confidence to the next 15 years!”

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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.