Dossier Systems, a provider of fleet maintenance management software and solutions, announced the release of Dossier 6.6 last week at its annual User Group Conference, Dossier Summit. Dossier 6.6 is the latest, feature-rich version of Dossier Systems’ flagship software.
Dossier 6.6 adds significant user benefits, while continuing to build on technology infrastructure enhancements introduced in earlier versions. In addition to expanding the Dossier Active Alerts notification system, Dossier 6.6 delivers new integration tools for business systems, as well as expanded telematics/inspection integration. The integrations include:
- An automatic import for Technician Hours data from timekeeping systems such as Kronos.
- A pre-packaged General Accounting Export, which groups maintenance cost into standard accounting GL buckets for easier import into business systems.
- Support for additional Dossier On-Board telematics/inspection partners. These will be described individually in joint announcements with partners.
“The timing of these features is no coincidence. We are executing our roadmap according to the needs of our user community. For example, last year we introduced a very deep set of Standard Repair definition tools, as well as enhanced Standard Repair Time (SRT) evaluation metrics. Since the value of the SRT productivity metrics is the comparison of paid work time to wrench time, the next logical step was to provide a simple error-free way to get technician paid time data from timekeeping systems in Dossier, so Dossier 6.6 has a new optional importer. We have also enhanced our existing Fuel Import option to include additional data for better accountability and auditing,” said Bob Hausler, VP of marketing and technology for Dossier Systems, in a statement.
A key feature of Dossier 6.6 is the General Accounting Export, which allows the software to deliver key financial data to business systems.
“Dossier has always had an extensive library of reports and decision support tools for fleet and maintenance managers. To extend that functionality, we developed a new set of tools to help deliver the right data for finance in a format that doesn’t require them to do a bunch of Excel gymnastics before it’s usable. The new General Accounting Export packages cost into the most commonly used GL buckets; of course, we can customize it if a client needs something slightly different,” Hausler said.
Jack Boetefuer, CEO of Dossier Systems, said in a statement that a key focus of the company and the software is helping customers collect data from various systems, and from multiple providers.
“Our roadmap continues to drive Dossier forward not only in terms of being a best in class asset/maintenance management system, but also as a good citizen in our customers’ overall business environment. We continue to seek out and integrate with partner solutions which our users employ,” he said.
In addition to the features described above, Dossier 6.6 contains dozens of customer-driven changes and enhancements.