When you’re running a small business, every dollar counts and every minute matters. But you’re probably wasting a few hours a week on unnecessary admin you don’t need to do – things bigger businesses already know is much simpler (and more cost-effective) to outsource.
Fleet management is just one example. When you think of fleet, you might think of hundreds of service vehicles or utes. But the truth is, even one car for business use can be your ‘fleet’, and that means you could get the same benefits as your larger competitors.
“Fleet management basically means outsourcing the acquisition and running of the vehicle that you use in your business. It’s a way to save time and money, and reduce risk,” said Mark Muller, Sales Manager of ORIX Australia’s new fleet solution for small and medium businesses, VOOM.
“The idea is to put you back in control of your business vehicles, including the ongoing running costs. Everything from insurance and maintenance to fuel and re-registration can be bundled into one monthly itemised invoice, which means no more chasing receipts at BAS time.”
Larger organisations know it makes sense to outsource the complexities of their fleet, rather than pay an in-house team to take care of the admin. They also get all the buying power benefits of their fleet manager, saving not just on the cost of the vehicles, but on fuel, tyres and maintenance too. And while it also helps them manage the potential risk of staff misuse of company vehicles or fuel, it also shifts the financial risk of a fast-depreciating asset back to the fleet company.
In The Driver’s Seat
“We’ve come up with an online platform that puts small business owners in the driver’s seat. You’re in control; you can choose from any make or model, add any extras, see exactly how much you’d pay each month and roll in as many operating costs as you like,” Muller said.
“Instead of rolling all your running costs into one lease payment, we’ll give you a VOOM card that can be used for fuel, maintenance, emergency tyre repair, even parking.
“Then you still get one itemised statement each month, you’re in control of how the card is used and you can use that data to make smarter decisions about your ongoing expenses.”
And with no more receipts or expense reports at BAS time, that means one less painful job on your to-do list as a business owner. Plus, a lot more certainty about the total operating cost of the vehicles that keep your business moving – whether it’s one car, five or more.
[colored_box color=”yellow”]To take VOOM for a test drive today, visit http://www.voom.com.au[/colored_box]