23 October 2017
How to customise an EPOD system for your business
Even in its simplest form, an electronic proof-of-delivery
(EPOD) system is likely to improve your business’s operations significantly. To
get the most from your investment, however, you need something that meets your needs specifically.
Rather than assume all businesses are the same, we’ve
created an innovative EPOD solution that offers fantastic flexibility. There
are plenty of ways to integrate the PODStar system with your business – below
are five great examples.
Hook it up to your existing system
Chances are your business already has a familiar software
system back at base. Rather than rip that up to start over, why not let it work
hand in hand with the PODStar EPOD system? Whatever solution you use, it’s
generally possible for us to achieve seamless integration
with the two, either in real-time using an API (Application Programming
Interface) or via batch processing.
Either way, your new EPOD system will be ready to complement
your existing software rather than replace it completely.
Track your own way
When it comes to tracking your mobile workforce, you have
two options: either follow movement through the GPS-equipped proof-of-delivery
devices carried by your drivers or have a hard-wired box installed in each
By tracking through a hard-wired box, you’ll see every
single movement – whether the vehicle is being used for deliveries or not.
Choose the other option and you can make use of the mobile devices your drivers
are already carrying.
Choose your own devices
We all like to work in our own ways, and you and your
drivers will no doubt have preferences when it comes to mobile devices and
operating systems. Our EPOD dashboard can be displayed on pretty much any device,
including tablet computers, smartphones and even televisions – depending on
So, instead of forcing everyone to use a new interface or
in-cab computer, let your EPOD system work for you on the hardware you’ve
already invested in. If your needs change in time, you’re free to update your
devices as necessary.
Tailor your performance reports
Our EPOD system offers a standard set of performance reports
so you easily can see how your fleet is doing at any given time. For even
greater insights, though, the system can export all data fields so you can
create your own reports – containing the exact details you want – quickly and efficiently.
With a better understanding of how your operation is going,
you’re able to make better business decisions in shorter timeframes.
Work with our development team
Every business has its own needs. Whatever you’re looking for in an EPOD system, we
can probably make it happen. We’ll work closely with you to understand your
objectives before putting together a bespoke solution designed specifically for
Once the specification has been outlined, our development
team will determine what’s possible, how long it will take and how much it will
cost – you then have the option to go ahead or not.
So, while our EPOD system in its standard form is rich with
features and simple to use, there are plenty of opportunities to tweak and
configure it to meet your requirements.
To find out more about the technology
on offer, get in touch today.