WAYNE, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, automated fuel management systems, motor pool systems, and operational asset management systems, announced today that the City of Springfield, Illinois has contracted to purchase AssetWorks flagship fleet management software application, FleetFocus.
Springfield, capitol of the State of Illinois and the second largest metropolitan area in the state, operates a fleet of 1,200 diverse vehicles and equipment. The city is in the process of consolidating vehicle maintenance and management operations that are currently distributed across four City departments: Public Works, Fire, Police, and City Water, Light & Power (CWLP). Centralizing fleet operations into a single maintenance facility is part of the city's goal to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
As part of the consolidation process, the city selected FleetFocus to replace three disparate management systems. The city identified several specific goals as criteria for their new fleet management software, including improving the distribution of information about the fleet to City administration; minimizing redundant effort; implementing a motor pool reservation system and providing information for an annual vehicle acquisition, maintenance and replacement process. In addition to implementing FleetFocus, the city is reengineering several business processes to support its growth and adopt industry best practices.
"The goal of consolidating multiple departments into a single maintenance operation is to streamline our operations and ultimately be more efficient," states Mike Palazzolo, Fleet Manager for the City of Springfield. "By refining our processes and selecting AssetWorks as our technology partner, we believe we can improve the way we operate and maintain our fleet."
AssetWorks provides fleet management software for more than 200 cities and counties in North America, including 35 of the 50 most populated cities.
AssetWorks is a leading supplier of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, implementation services and Automated Fueling Systems in North America, with more than 550 software customers, including private fleet operators as well as City, County, State and Federal organizations that manage large fleets. AssetWorks solutions enable fleet organizations of all sizes to improve maintenance practices, streamline operations, and improve accountability for mission-critical transportation assets. For more information, please visit www.assetworks.com.
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