Decisiv certifies Motion F5 Tablet PC

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Decisiv, provider of a Web-based technology designed to enable more informed and timely decisions critical to maintaining commercial vehicles, has certified the F5 rugged tablet PC from Motion Computing, a provider of mobile computing and wireless communications, for use with the Decisiv Service Management Platform (DSMP).

“By certifying the Motion F5 tablet PC, we are enabling dealer service locations and fleets that use the DSMP to compress inspection time and have immediate access to in-context vehicle, parts and service information as technicians and other service personnel work on a vehicle,” says Dick Hyatt, president of Glen Allen, Va.-based Decisiv. “The wireless tablet PC automatically interacts with the Decisiv platform to provide important information to technicians and to update service writers with inspection findings. This capability streamlines the service write-up process whether the vehicle is in the shop or on the road.”

Motion says the F5, weighing about three pounds, is a thin, rugged and lightweight tablet PC designed for the mobile nature of trucking service technician workflow. The F5 features a large screen size, full processing capabilities, a View Anywhere display for use under any lighting conditions, and an integrated camera for documentation of damaged parts or problems, according to the company.

“Decisiv has developed a unique solution for the trucking industry that has proven to streamline processes and improve productivity, benefits that can be further extended with the use of the F5,” says Mike Stinson, Motion vice president of marketing. “We’re excited to have this opportunity to improve awareness of the benefits of immediate data input at the point of service and value Decisiv’s partnership, and their deep knowledge of the trucking industry that will help drive demand for our combined solution.”

Decisiv says the DSMP provides a common and consistent service initiation and write-up process that can be deployed across entire North American service networks, and serve as communication conduit with customers during service transactions. DSMP is used under the brand names Diamond Estimating System and ServicePartner at International dealerships, MVASIST at Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks dealers, QuoteIt at W.W. Williams service facilities, DSMP at Freightliner service locations and Prevost.ASIST at Prevost repair facilities.