In 2016, Energie Steiermark laid the foundation for efficient fleet management and the economical and ecological use of company vehicles by merging logistics and fleet management. The goal was to centrally manage the company's fleet of around 700 vehicles, which is divided between 24 locations, by switching to operational leasing and digitising processes. ibiola was the right partner for the successful implementation of the project, as the Austrian company's software solution offered all necessary features.
The biggest challenges included the integration into existing organisational and technical processes as well as the integration into the existing ERP system in compliance with all legal framework conditions and internal specifications. A central administration of various single and double-track vehicle types with different drive types across locations was just as much a requirement as optimal usability for drivers while at the same time complying with all data protection guidelines. In addition, it was necessary to optimise capacity utilisation and reduce the number of vehicles. In terms of e-mobility, safety, reliability and easy integration into the existing system had the highest priority.