Application Programming: Fastrack Dealer Net
Fastrack Dealer Net
In the fast-moving market of transport equipment – from light commercial vehicles to heavy trucks and trailers – it’s critical to be up to date. Back in the olden days (that is, before 2006!), valuations and stock information was gathered by snail-mailing sales history to a centralised organisation every three months, who would turn the data into heavy, paper based books to be sent back to dealers as an appraisal tool. Of course, by the time the books got back to the dealers, the data was old, and not necessarily accurate. It was well past time to modernise the system.
Even back in the olden days, when the internet was still a mysterious, dark beast to most, we were the shining light. We knew how to make that scary internet beast into our BFF (that’s internet speak for ‘friend’!), making tricky tasks much easier and coming up with innovative solutions that work. Some things never change…
We created a digital portal that emulated the original paper-based spreadsheets, except that it provided instant data, helping dealers monitor their stock and the market in real time. The system provides this critical information in an easy to use web browser interface and, what’s more, it can push vehicle listings to third party websites like carsales.com.au – meaning even selling vehicles has become easier for busy vehicle dealers.
We can’t even count how many trees we’ve saved by helping to get rid of all those books! But the proof in this pudding is really how Fastrack Dealer Net is still the tool of choice for truck dealers with almost 4000 active users over 10 years later.