BURLINGTON, NJ Arsenault Associates has begun shipping Dossier Version 5.0, the latest, feature-rich edition of the 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 Dossier Fuel Management System provides 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. 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, on-board computers, and GPS systems, the time-consuming entry of fuel and meter data is eliminated and data is more accurate and timely. 

The Dossier Fuel Management System keeps 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. 

"There is a tremendous amount of value in Dossier Version 5.0," said Bob Hausler, Arsenault Associates vice president, marketing and technology. "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."

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 can also configure their own toolbar with any system function, and managers can decide which features and icons can be seen and used by individual users. 

Dossier 5.0 provides more flexibility in equipment specifications, which is especially helpful for users with dissimilar assets -- different types of vehicles, equipment and other non-mobile assets.

Other enhancements in Dossier 5.0 include:

  • Use of bar coding enhanced in all areas of the program to insure higher accuracy while reducing data entry.
  • Integration of the VMRS standard Work Accomplished Codes as defined by the Technology and Maintenance Council of the ATA.
  • Estimated hours to perform PM services added to the Daily Reminder.
  • Expanded capability for Dossier Report Writer.
  • Many more new and expanded features.
  • The upgrade to Dossier Version 5.0 is included at no charge for Dossier users with software maintenance and support services agreements.


About Arsenault Associates

Arsenault supports green, fuel-efficient fleets and equipment. Its Dossier software serves a growing customer base of more than 4,000 fleets that operate over 600,000 pieces of equipment. Customers include large Fortune 100 corporate fleets, as well as mid and small size fleets in a wide variety of industries like trucking, concrete, construction, food, beverage, education, marine, government agencies and more. Dossier manages a variety of vehicles including tractors, trailers, trucks, buses and autos, plus construction and material handling equipment. Arsenault has provided maintenance management expertise to fleets of all sizes since 1979. For more information, visit www.arsenault.biz.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet