Half of fleets with off-road equipment who are in the market for maintenance-management software currently use manual methods such as spreadsheets or paper to manage fleet maintenance, according to research by Software Advice. An additional 20 percent have no method for managing maintenance.
The top reasons buyers are looking for a maintenance-management system, says the report, are to manage work orders (29 percent), for asset management (28 percent), and for preventive maintenance (28 percent).
Among those with off-road assets, 38 percent manage fleets between 10 and 50. Most of these buyers (60 percent) are looking to buy software for two to five users.
Software Advice talked with buyers who were looking for fleet maintenance-management software, 47 percent of whom manage off-highway assets. The company reviews software applications and offers free telephone consultations to help buyers build a short list of systems.