Vehicle Management Free Edition
Various transportation systems allow us to reach nearly any point on the globe in the shortest time possible. However, managing such a business is not a joyride, with fleet and budget details requiring a lot of effort and attention. Luckily, applications like Vehicle Management Free Edition lets you create a database and manage one or more vehicles.
Provide thorough vehicle details
The application comes equipped with a few tools, not only to keep an eye on your vehicles, but also to better manage your budget or get an idea of its flow. One of the first steps is creating a database with the vehicles you own and want to track.
A plethora of fields are available for you to fill in when creating a new entry. From basic info, such as make, model and year, the application lets you add all there is to know. Several categories are available for particular fields so you can easily pick from available options, but you can also write down custom details.
Add notes and drivers
You can equip any vehicle with all kinds of info, with an additional notes panel in case default ones are not enough. What's more, two drivers can be attributed to each vehicle, simply by imputing name and telephone number, if available. Unfortunately, there's no method to keep track of drivers, so you need to either remember their details or manually write them down in an external app.
Good but far from being a pro
Spending a little time to get to know the application might leave you a little disappointed. It feel a little rough around the edges overall, most buttons being represented only by icons with no tooltip when hovering the mouse cursor, and not all of them are intuitive.
What's more, we managed to encounter several issues here and there, with the fuel management feature being most troublesome. It's supposed to give you a better idea on budget flow according to custom specifications. Available fields let you mention start and end miles, total amount of fuel, average cost and a few more, with the possibility to issue a report in the end.
To end with
All things considered, Vehicle Management Free Edition has a lot to learn from others of its kind. The overall design is not something to look at, but nor to look away, with functionality representing the major issue. If you get the hang of it, you realize it's most suitable for your personal vehicle so calculus or errors don't mess up your database or worse, your whole business.