Aston Barclay plc hopes to enhance the reporting and appraisal processes of its customers with the launch of a new mobile and tablet-based inspection app in conjunction with Cap HPI.
The new inspection platform will simultaneously provide grading based on the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) and Aston Barclay standards, alongside any other bespoke matrices, requested by fleet customers.
The new app should improve efficiencies at Aston Barclay’s four UK sites, allowing inspection reports and images to be uploaded directly to sales catalogues on the group’s website, along with seller reports via the IMS reporting suite.
David Scarborough, commercial director at Aston Barclay, said: “Our new inspection and appraisal app is the logical next step of Aston Barclay Group investment, further enhancing our comprehensive inspections service ensures the overall de-fleeting process and inspection of vehicles remains quick and efficient.”
The new app will work alongside Aston Barclay’s new website, enabling fleet and leasing customers’ access to inspection data, images and sale reports through a single log-in.
The introduction of the app has also led to further developments of a new Damage Portal, which allows fleet customers to amend total estimates when recharging their clients for end-of-contract damage fees.
The app also allows Aston Barclay to lay the foundations for off-site collection and inspection services, using their recently enhanced transport services.
Christopher Wright, dales director at Cap HPI, said: “The new app seamlessly blends the latest technology with industry-leading data to provide a solution that now saves about 100 hours every week at every site.
“The figures speak for themselves on the improvements in efficiency and accuracy. This app can be used on or off-site and is designed so that anyone with minimal training can pick it up and use it effectively.”