Arsenault Associates now shipping Dossier Version 5.0

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Arsenault Associates on Monday, May 18, announced that it has begun shipping Dossier Version 5.0, the latest feature-rich edition of its maintenance management software. Dossier 5.0 focuses on today’s volatile energy and economic environment, and includes many new features and hundreds of software enhancements, the company says.

The Dossier Fuel Management System is designed to provide fleets with automated monitoring, reporting and control of fuel; this money-saving feature includes new reports with decision support tools, as well as a graphical dashboard that displays data summaries and trends, so that users get the information they need without an overwhelming sea of data.

In many cases, the Dossier Fuel Management System uses data already in the user database, Arsenault Associates says; after some quick setup, Dossier can provide a complete analysis to help identify problems and make decisions. When used in conjunction with the Dossier Fuel Data Import option — which links to automated fuel islands, fuel card systems, credit cards, onboard computers and GPS systems — the time-consuming entry of fuel and meter data is eliminated, and data is more accurate and timely, according to the company.

The Dossier Fuel Management System is designed to keep fleets informed about fuel with current and historic use and management analysis tools. The system displays under- and over-performing drivers and equipment, making it easy to spot problems and form an action plan, the company says.

“There is a tremendous amount of value in Dossier Version 5.0,” says Bob Hausler, vice president of marketing and technology for Arsenault Associates, based in Burlington, N.J. “It represents the ideas, feedback and suggestions of the Dossier user community, to whom we listen very carefully. We’re collectively all about making fleet maintenance easier, more efficient, and adding to the bottom line, for both current and future Dossier users.”

Arsenault Associates says Version 5.0 includes enhancements to the Dossier Daily Reminder dashboard that now displays fleet information with color graphs and charts as well as tabular views allowing rapid prioritization of work; users also can configure their own toolbar with any system function, and managers can decide which features and icons can be seen and used by individual users.

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Dossier 5.0 is designed to provide more flexibility in equipment specifications, which the company says is helpful for users with dissimilar assets — different types of vehicles, equipment and other nonmobile assets. Other enhancements in Dossier 5.0, according to the company, include:

  • Use of barcoding enhanced in all areas of the program to ensure higher accuracy while reducing data entry;
  • Integration of the VMRS standard Work Accomplished Codes as defined by the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations;
  • Estimated hours to perform PM services added to the Daily Reminder; and
  • Expanded capability for Dossier Report Writer.
  • The upgrade to Dossier Version 5.0 is included at no charge for Dossier users with software maintenance and support services agreements.