They needed a way of recording both completed and upcoming driver accreditation that was simple to use and report from. A couple of unique requirements meant "off-the-shelf" packages would not yield the best solution and existing suppliers at the time were unable to offer effective input.
The application enables the inputting and reporting of the key data that was highlighted by our technical team during the scoping phase. Layered on top of this was an intuitive interface to make day-to-day workflow a doddle.
To cover the data integrity and security demands of a large organisation, a "Virtual Private Server" with SSL encryption were implemented together with automated routines to ensure all data is backed-up and transferred to a secure off-site location every three hours.
As well as the functionality identified during the scoping phases, it was also important that the database was designed in such a way that additional features could be added at a later date.
A relatively simple and straightforward application in comparison to some of our more complex software projects - the database was built, tested and live in around two months.
As well as reporting on completed training, the database helps National Express forecast the course requirements to ensure driver certification is up-to-date in each depot.
Post launch the system has been expanded to cater for engineers and inspectors to further integrate the software into the companies workflow.