Helping you manage your mobile workforce and track assets
While doing it faster, cheaper & better than before
Jobs are booked into the system at the collection site using the PODFather web portal. Updates on asset movements are given in real-time so the originating site knows where their consignment is, and when it is complete.
The system generates a GS1 standard barcode label which is scanned to track the chain of custody from collection to delivery.
The portal gives customers access to their planned collection schedules, so they know when the porters are due to arrive.
Integrate PODFather with your existing systems using web services or EDI. Jobs can be uploaded unallocated or pre-routed, and PODs downloaded as soon as they've been completed.
Not got an existing system? No problem, PODFather provides a backoffice solution which lets your office staff enter jobs on either a one-off or recurring basis.
PODFather includes a customer portal which can be added to your own website for your own clients to enter jobs, saving you time and improving your service.
PODFather has been designed to track patient record bags from clinics to hospitals with an audit trail of all movements from booking to delivery.
Mail bags can be tracked using the same system and porter teams, allowing you to centralise mail colelction and delivery points and reduce postal charges.
Other asset types can be tracked using the same solution, such as patient samples and hospital equipment using GS1 standards for asset and site locations.
Automatically or manually schedule jobs (auto is best!) across your resources - fleet/drivers/engineers - according to customer SLAs, skills and vehicle contraints.
Routing algorithms can optimise your daily workloads to hit time delivery windows, whilst considering vehicle capacities, drive-time by road, driver shift time and breaks.
ETAs of all jobs are updated throughout the day to help you keep on top of the work in progress, and schedule ad-hoc sameday work to those best placed to deal with it.
Send customers a live tracking email with their delivery time window and driver location.
PODFather can send a copy of the POD, customised to replicate your existing paperwork, to your client as soon as the delivery is made.
Job ETAs are recalculated throughout the day, alerting you in advance if we predict any job is going to miss its timeslot. This allows you to give better customer service by dealing with problems before they occur.
Monitor your operators using our mobile/smartphone application via GPS.
On compatible handsets, speed information is sent back to the back-office, with each tracking point having a speed value attached.
If your business relies on accurate and timely collections and deliveries based on your routing, keep track of successful completions at a glance.
The PODFather app runs on a variety of device form factors from smartphones and tablets, to enterprise rugged handhelds. Almost all Android devices are compatible.
The job template system in PODFather allows almost any paper form to be replicated with custom workflows built in to make sure jobs are completed correctly. Electronic signatures, photos, barcodes can all be included.
The PODFather is an enterprise-grade application; capable of processing huge volumes of jobs per day in a completely secure and reliable manner. The application works outside network coverage, and all jobs completed include automatic date/time and GPS capture to enhance the audit trail of delivery progress.
PODFather includes reporting dashboards that help report on your live and historical On Time In Full performance across the company, depots, customers and drivers.
Data is never deleted from PODFather, meaning you can produce reports from the first day you start using the system and build years worth of data to improve how your business operates.
If live dashboards aren't enough, most PODFather reports can also be exported into PDF and CSV formats to email or work your pivot table magic in your favourite spreadsheet tools.
PODFather is an approved G-Cloud 9 supplier with application listings for ePOD, NHS Asset Tracking and Construction Logistics solutions.
Our G-Cloud 9 listings permit almost all UK public sector organisations to procure PODFather solutions in a quick and efficient manner.
Buying PODFather services through the G-Cloud framework is faster and cheaper than running individual procurement tenders and contracts.
Contact us now to get started on the PODFather journey