A new HR desktop and mobile app solution from transport management software specialists Mandata will provide improved visibility and control of the driver workforce and costs, making life simpler for road hauliers and logistics operators.
Previewed at this year’s CV Show, the HR app will allow drivers to update their shift hours, submit leave requests, easily report sickness and absence, and upload expenses and receipts – enabling employers to keepbetter track of driver availability and costs far easier and more effectively.
Approved holiday requests will feed directly into the Traffic Management Driver Calendar within Mandata TMS and TMS Go! so that Traffic Planners can quickly identify who is available to work a shift.
The app consists of three core features – timesheets, holiday and leave, and expenses – which can be activated optionally. The service can also be quickly accessed by authorised HR personnel and utilised through dedicated management screens, offering dashboard-style reportingand centralised management.
Within the timesheet function, a selection of time recording options are available to meet either individual driver needs or corporate level requirements: shift totals only; per shift with activities; per load, or per job.
Enhanced coordination and control of drivers’ availability is also a key benefit through a selection of options that track and record days off, requests for leave as well as unused holiday allowance. The system also records the number of days a driver has taken as sick leave in a given period.
A ‘claim expenses’ section;records the date, type, amount and payment method for each claim. The status of expense claims is also shown in a colour-coded dashboard-format, clearly broken down for easier understanding. A receipt button also opens the smartphone camera to take a photo of the receipt for added functionality.
The app is one of the newest integrated innovations to come from Mandata. Kevin Marshall, development director, explained: “We’re helping operators by making life simpler for them and their drivers. Providing everything their drivers need on one mobile device.
“The app is one of a series of apps connecting driver activities to the admin, traffic and HR office. Key information recorded in one paperless system ensures everyone is kept informed, leading to far greater understanding and visibility and smoother processes.”
Mandata is a UK leader in the provision of integrated transport and logistics software for companies operating in all sectors of the road transport industry. Its software automates and simplifies complex processes and enables operators to plan, manage, monitor and invoice work with one centralised system. More at https://www.mandata.co.uk