Charities, like most organisations, are constantly looking at ways of both increasing revenues and reducing costs. For charities with a significant high street presence, transportation and logistics is one of their major costs.
Donations at shops and banks are occurring 24/7, all needing to be collected, sorted and distributed.Lacking the resources of major commercial retailers, and with a significant dependence on volunteers, charities have a unique set of issues around managing the logistics of donation collection and distribution.
In conjunction with the University of Southampton, Keyfort has developed a cloud based application, FreightVista for Charities, which manages the complete lifecycle from donation through to central collection.
A single, easy to use web page with large and self-explanatory boxes to input the daily donations (clothes sacks, shoe sacks, book sacks etc.). Urgent requests for collection are a click away.
Included in Not for Profit: Bag Management, Collection Management, Request Management, Intelligent Cascade
Included in PRO: Bag Management, Collection Management, Request Management, Intelligent Cascade, Coordinate with Online Sales, House Pick-up/Clearance
The retail manager can view and respond to requests from one of their shops. The retail manager can also view cascade requests, and marry up the requests received with the responses that they receive from shops and the public.
Included in Not for Profit: N/a
Included in PRO: Request Management, Involve Supporting Public, Site Management
Transport Manager View
A comprehensive set of funcions that allow the scheduling of collections by the vehicle fleets, highly visual views using Google Maps to view all the shops, banks and track the drivers to real-time.
Included in Not For Profit: Site Management, Site User Management, Fleet Management, Live Map, Static Route Planning, Dynamic Route Planning, Reports, Intelligent Cascade
Included in PRO: Site Management, Site User Management, Fleet Management, Live Map, Static Route Planning, Dynamic Route Planning, Reports, Intelligent Cascade, Daily Vehicle Check Reports, House Pick-Up/Clearance
Smartphone Application for Drivers
A smartphone application that enables each driver to hold their daily FreightVista collection schedule and record collections as they occur. GPS data allows the transort managers to see where the drivers are and to re-schedule or re-route if required. The application is currently available for devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up.
Included in Not for Profit: Multiple Accounts, Multiple Companies, Multiple Vehicles, Collection Management.
Included in PRO: Multiple Accounts, Multiple Companies, Multiple Vehicles, Collection Management, House Pick-Up/Clearance, Daily Vehicle Check
Why choose FreightVista?
- Improved goods distribution through casscade, reducing waste
- Streamline organisation processes reducing time spent on planning
- Create a greater sense of worth through collective work of staff, volunteers and supports
- Decreased fuel consumption and emissions through optimised vehicle usage
How much does FreightVista cost?
FreightVista Not for Profit
FreightVista for Charities & Not for Profit Organisations – Enquire here
FreightVista PRO is cost justified through enhanced profits, improved communications, and increased involvement from staff, volunteers and supporters.
FreightVista PRO costs £198 per month per organisation, plus £5.99 per month per site.