More potential, less effort—the ForWare Workshop Network is a must for Fleet Managers and Service Managers alike

There’s no denying that we’re very much in the transition period between fossil fuels and EV vehicles. Indeed, some fleets have already moved over to full electric, while some have remained completely reliant on fossil fuel. There is, however, a sizeable number of mixed fleets of varying sizes. This can present complications, for instance, not all garages are equipped to deal with EV servicing. In some cases they may only have one technician trained, thus reducing their capacity for EV work. This can be frustrating for Fleet Managers because their usual workshop simply can’t handle their service requirements. In some situations it may necessitate sending different vehicles to different garages depending on their fuel type, resulting in more admin work. What if we told you it could be simpler than that? Multiple garages, but only one touch point for fleet operators? There is. It’s called the ForWare Workshop Network. Read on…

What is the ForWare Workshop Network

The ForWare Workshop Network is Ireland’s fastest-growing fleet workshop network. It consists of garages capable of handling fleets of all marques, fuel types, and sizes, all easily accessible at your fingertips. It aims to streamline the whole Fleet Maintenance process at every stage from booking through to the billing and everything in between, making dealing with 5 garages as simple as dealing with 1.

What benefits does the ForWare Workshop Network have for Fleet Managers?

Access to the ForWare Workshop Network enables Fleet Managers to choose from a variety of workshops to suit their fleet requirement without having to increase their admin. For instance, traditionally, if you were dealing with three different garages because your fleet is made up of three different marques, you’d have three different sets of admin and billing to deal with. Not so with ForWare; it’s just one touchpoint. No matter whether you’re dealing with 2 garages or 22, you only get one request for payment at the end of the month, ForWare handles the rest. It makes life easier for everyone involved from your Customer Service Agents through to your Accountants. 

Likewise, if your fleet consists of varying fuel types—you might operate a mix of petrol and full-electric, for example—you can use ForWare as a single touch point to deal with multiple garages for each fuel type, without increasing your workload. 

The ForWare Workshop Network also reduces the time spent filing and seeking out paperwork for each vehicle—it’s all digitised and accessible at the tap of a button, be it Service History, Warranty History, etc. This in turn means you need to invest less time and money in CRM systems.

What benefits does the ForWare Workshop Network have for Service Managers?

Joining the ForWare Workshop Network gives your garage access to a wider pool of potential jobs than ever before, and puts your workshop in the running for lucrative fleet maintenance contracts. Compatible with all major manufacturers, it’ll also make life for you, your Service Advisors, and your technicians easier, with real-time job authorisation cutting out all the calls and admin involved in chasing customers to get the go-ahead on a repair. This creates a smoother workflow and more efficient service for your customers. It’s a win-win all around.

I operate a fleet consisting of different marques, is that an issue?

Not at all. The ForWare Workshop Network includes garages covering all of the major vehicle brands. So a fleet compromising of vehicles from multiple different manufacturers isn’t an issue, but it does mean that you just have one touch point to use rather than ringing up and handling admin from multiple garages. 

What types of fleet does the ForWare Workshop Network cover?

The ForWare Workshop Network caters to all kinds of fleets. These include company car fleets, limousine fleets, emergency vehicle fleets, LGV fleets, and HGV fleets. As mentioned, our workshop network covers vehicles of all fuel sources too, including petrol, diesel, and all types of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. We’re not tied to any brand either, with all major marques covered. 

I’m an independent garage, can my workshop join the ForWare Workshop Network?

Yes. The ForWare Workshop Network is open to both independent and franchise garages. 

Is there a cost to join the ForWare Workshop Network?

There is no joining fee for garages looking to join the ForWare Workshop Network.

How do I find out more about the ForWare Workshop Network?

We have further information on the ForWare Workshop Network available on this page. If you would like to discuss more, call Alan on 021 484 5554 or email Alan will be happy to arrange for a FREE demonstration. You won’t regret it.

Alan ForWare

Alan is a positive and proactive automotive professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the motor trade.

Alan has been vital in developing and driving the ForWare System and implementing core workshop processes with some of the most significant state and private fleets in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

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