Several great mileage-logging applications are readily available, although I’m partial to the one we created (check out OdoLog, a mileage-tracking application you can download for FREE).
But one simple fact remains: someone still has to do the data entry. Somehow all the trips your people are making in their various cars, trucks and SUV’s need to get entered into whatever software you’re using.
How about leveraging an additional piece of technology–the cell phone? Rather than expecting your drivers to fumble around in search of pen and paper, why not instruct them to dial an 800 number, stating their current odometer reading and relevant details–and then hang up?
This approach makes mileage logging much less of a chore for your salespeople and drivers. It doesn’t require smart phones–any cell phone will do.
Another big advantage: all mileage logging gets funneled into a single voicemail box. Your data entry person will appreciate not having to hunt down log books and deciphering ink-smeared scraps of paper.
If you’re interested in hiring us to log your mileage for you, please touch base with me. We can set up a system that’s tailored to your unique way of doing business. We can automatically email your reports to you in PDF and Excel formats on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.