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A well-organized shop is a well-run one, and one of the ways a well-run shop can set itself apart is with a strong inventory management system. Taking care of inventory properly can help you know whether you are stocking too many parts and ensure that you have the parts you need for the typical day’s repairs, and in general, you won’t be wasting yours or your technicians’ time sorting through a disorganized parts room, ordering parts that already should have been on-site or looking frantically for a part that should be there.

There are digital solutions that can help. Parts inventory software is available from a variety of providers, digitizing your inventory process and parts room and getting everything onto one system.

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Gps fleet tracking integration

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection has been integrated with the software of Fleetsoft, a fleet maintenance and inventory management software.

The integration will provide Fleetsoft’s customers in the school bus industry with OnCommand Connection’s real-time insights into vehicle health and maintenance requirements. The integration will enable a proactive maintenance approach for reduced costs and improved uptime.

“Fleetsoft’s integration with OnCommand Connection, which provides the industry’s most comprehensive GPS and telematics solutions, gives Fleetsoft’s customers access to all the information they need to manage their entire fleet,” said Kurt Claussner, president of Fleetsoft. “This partnership is designed to create a seamless, integrated user experience like no other. We look forward to working together moving forward.”

With OnCommand Connection, Fleetsoft customers gain access to real-time data on engine fault codes, vehicle status, vehicle location and odometer readings. Fleetsoft is integrated with OnCommand Parts Catalog On-Line and Service Portal as well for easy retrieval of vehicle information. This fall, Fleetsoft customers will be able to send purchase orders directly to Navistar’s FleetCharge purchasing program.

“Our ‘Better Together’ approach means that this integration delivers incremental benefit not just to Fleetsoft customers but to customers of OnCommand Connection as well,” said Sean Slyman, Navistar’s director, Connected Services, Bus Solutions. “By integrating with Fleetsoft’s system, OnCommand Connection can continue to grow its Advanced Remote Diagnostics offerings to its customers, providing a whole new dimension of efficiency and proactive maintenance for the school bus industry.”

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Fleetsoft is pleased to announce the release of Fleet Maintenance and Inventory Management software version 11.2.0. The update can be downloaded starting on December 6th. Please take a moment to read through the important release notes below.

-NEW: GPS integration with Transics GPS
-NEW: eDVIR integration with Navsitar OnCommand Connection
-NEW: all sites option for managing GPS interface list of vehicles
-NEW: press F7 inside notes field to use spell checker (Microsoft Word required)
-NEW: import process for adjustment history and check-in history
-NEW: site setting to show/hide mileage warning when meter entries are lower than current meter
-NEW: site setting to print alternate part number on barcodes for parts with an alt part number
-NEW: site setting to update reported problem completed date after work order completed
-NEW: query wizard on select vehicles screen when adding batch pm schedules and warranties
-NEW: work order date fields in custom query on parts usage reports
-NEW: all sites option on vehicle report wizard and vehicle spreadsheet wizard reports
-NEW: site total overall change field in adjustments report
-NEW: more security options for changing vehicle information
-NEW: database tools combine 2 sites into 1
-NEW: database tools shrink database file
-CHANGE: on invoices, unit parts price and total parts price fields round to 2 decimal places
-CHANGE: use employee color coding on work order calendar
-CHANGE: increased size of reported problem description field
-CHANGE: increased size of vendor code field
-CHANGE: show actual number of decimal places in all parts inventory columns/fields
-CHANGE: make cross reference comments field text visible in lists
-CHANGE: show due date on open work order printout
-CHANGE: vehicle screen pm schedule default sort order now next date, next meter1, next meter2
-FIX: Vehicle and Part picture fields added back into the software
-FIX: problem saving records to vehicle audit log because a truncation error
-FIX: enter physical inventory count screen with same order as printout
-FIX: purchase order printout was blank when no line items were added
-FIX: toolbar security setting for employee button under work orders menu
-FIX: pm compliance report total pm sql calculation
-FIX: grand total quantity on parts usage summary by vendor report
-FIX: receiving unit of measure on check-in after typing in part number and pressing TAB
-FIX: on check-in form, pre-fill last cost according to the receiving unit of measure
-FIX: rounding inconsistencies on invoice between form and printout
-FIX: work order invoice totals (when cancel work order after selecting a new customer)
-FIX: site setting PO tax percentage disabled
-FIX: gps integration vehicle records not saving
-FIX: services listbox format has changed
-FIX: vehicle code column heading in fuel by vendor report
-FIX: employee records not created correctly in demo data
-FIX: barcode was still printing for non-inventory items while checking in a purchase order
-FIX: selecting a part estimate in standard version did not populate fields correctly
-FIX: currency conversion buttons on part estimate and part usage form not working
-FIX: Geotab serialization error processing OBD interface with older version of SDK
-FIX: work order permission group was not showing in standard version
-FIX: launching the correct reminder tabs from dashboard

You can view all release notes using this link.