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Author Archives: Paul Hosking

From MS Excel to the connect connected fleet

Say Goodbye to MS Excel

It was time to modernise Greater Shepparton City Council’s fleet management. Fleet Coordinator Chris Giles chose Formbird FLEET and said farewell to his much loved Excel spreadsheet. Chris Giles has been part of the Greater Shepparton City Council for Nineteen years. He hasn’t always been the fleet coordinator; in his own words, he “started at […]

FLEET Professionals Meetup #7 Feb 2 2022 – Angular UPGRADE – Risk Assessment Preview

0:00 – Welcome 2:44 – Who’s going to IPWEA Conference 4:21 – House Keeping with Paul H 7:57 – Mark with Angular UPDATE – Why we have chosen to update 16:04 – Mark Angular demonstration 20:47 – Question about running offline 25:22 – Question image resolution 29:33 – GEOTAB 31:23 – GWW new automation function […]

Formbird FLEET tackles mammoth Philippines fleet management challenge

Philippines fleet management challenge

Some news from Mark Hosking, CEO, Formbird Environmental challenges In addition, DPWH faces challenges from climate change, security and resource limitations. The Philippines is consistently one of the countries most impacted by natural disasters. In 2020 it was ranked seventh and has been ranked second only to Japan as the country at greatest risk from […]

Formbird FLEET takes automated vehicle data management to the next level


Some news from Mark Hosking, CEO, Formbird Formbird has developed a well-earned reputation for delivering tools and resources to the fleet industry. Now, in collaboration with Mercurien – an authorised Geotab partner with a unique approach to fleet management, the company has been able to add impressive new functionality to their flagship management application FLEET. […]

Building apps really fast – what is low-code?


Question: What is low-code?Answer: It depends. There’s no single answer It depends on who’s talking about it, and it depends on the context. Earlier this year Gartner, fount of much wisdom on all things IT, Issued a prediction for growth in the “Low-Code Development Technologies Market”. It listed market size predictions for a whole grab […]

Formbird FLEET Professionals Community Meetup #4 14 Oct 21 Supervisor Review Work Orders


0:00 – Mark Introduction Meet the new sites – Brimbank – Philippines DPWH – Monash as observers 4:42 – Mark release cycles and test environments 7:44 – Michelle asks about Mantis (bug tracking system) items, how to avoid duplicates 11:33 – Mark explains best practices for Mantis items 12:32 – Paul A. comments on releases […]

Australian growth area Cardinia upgrades fleet management

Australian growth area Cardinia upgrades fleet management

Cardinia Shire Council is planning for future growth and urgently needs to upgrade its outdated fleet management solution for its 75 significant fleet assets.   Cardinia Shire, located to the east of Melbourne, is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. There are currently over 112,000 residents. By 2041 this could grow to 200,000 people.  In […]