Decisiv supports ATA’s TMC VMRS codes

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Decisiv Inc., provider of a Web-based technology designed to enable more informed and timely decisions critical to maintaining commercial vehicles, announced today, May 12, that its Decisiv Service Management Platform (DSMP) now supports the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS). VMRS is the universal language of the trucking industry’s maintenance management and reporting systems that enables dealer and fleet systems to share data in a format most customers prefer and understand.

“VMRS codes represent a common language,” says Satish Joshi, chief technology officer of Glen Allen, Va.-based Decisiv. “By licensing and integrating VMRS 2000 1.05 codes into our platform, we are furthering the DSMP’s unique ability to foster effective communication between fleets and dealer service locations. This new capability is one more example of how Decisiv can help fleets and dealers get on the same page quickly and effectively, resulting in greater asset utilization.”

Fleet users of VMRS 2000 use the coding system to accurately identify and document repair activities and costs. VMRS codes contain parts and labor descriptor codes to categorize maintenance activity on equipment and assets. In use for more than 30 years, the latest update of VMRS contains tens of thousands of codes, with more than 500 new codes being added each quarter.

Decisiv says its implementation of VMRS does not require service writers to remember codes or search through tables; the Decisiv Service Management Platform automatically codes many standard operations, including a significant number of warranty repairs. According to the company, dealer service writers also can assign VMRS codes for nonstandard operations by using simple drop-down boxes that guide them through Group, System, Assembly and Component coding, as well as adding Position and Work Accomplished codes.

Decisiv says its DSMP provides a common and consistent service initiation and write-up process and faster in-context access to source information, and serves as a communications bridge between service location subscribers and their customers. DSMP is currently in use by about one third of OE dealer service locations and distributor service facilities, revolutionizing customer relationships under the brand names Diamond Estimating System and ServicePartner at International dealerships, MVASIST at Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks dealers, DSMP at Freightliner service locations, QuoteIt at W.W. Williams service locations and Prevost.ASIST at Prevost repair facilities.