Network, the fleet broker arm of LeasePlan UK, has implemented the Leaselink e-procurement platform from online solutions company Ebbon-Dacs across its network of franchisees.
The platform, which allows brokers to source and order new fleet vehicles electronically, is expected to deliver cost savings of 10% to 15% over traditional methods of sourcing vehicles, the Oxford-based IT specialist said.
Network account director Mike Thompson said the solution was in line with the company’s goal to give franchisees the means to make their business “as efficient and cost effective as possible”.
“It completely automates the sourcing and order process, providing a clear audit trail, and tracks orders through the system so that the user can see where an order is at any one time simply by pushing a button,” Thompson added.
Leaselink is currently being employed by some of the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing companies, including Network’s parent, LeasePlan UK. The latest implementation began in March and has now been rolled out across the complete franchisee operation.