Are you still using paper tickets? Get rid & go green with PODFather

02 Nov 2021
Are you still using paper tickets Get rid and go green

Here at Podather we are talking to fleet operators every day, trying to understand their operations and how we can help. Time and time again we meet companies who still use a manual, paper-based process, to get products from depot to destination. With environmental concerns, improved efficiency, sustainability, and a reduction in emissions at the forefront of so many company’s minds and mission statements, continuing to rely on a paper trail makes no sense! Here we look at how Podfather, the paper pulverizing specialist, can help improve your green credentials in the inherently dirty world of transport.

So, you have an ERP system, a WMS system and possibly some form of route planning system but you are still handing over a sheaf of paper tickets to your driver at the start of each shift. Paper tickets get lost, damaged, are illegible and are the bane of most companies lives when it comes to order processing, accounting, and capturing payment. So why do so many companies still do it?

The fact is that the transport office is a place where tradition often rules the roost. “It’s the way we’ve always done it” is a common response and we understand that there are concerns about the introduction of new technology when there is a perfectly ‘good’ system in place. But imagine this… a world where there are no paper tickets, where you get real time visibility of what’s been delivered where and when, where accounts teams don’t have to spend a month matching paper PODs to orders, and where you can invoice faster.  

“Paper tickets slow down the depot to destination process and cause unnecessary hassle when they are lost or damaged,” comments Colin McCreadie Podfather’s Managing Director. “Some of our clients are reporting saving several tons of paper each year. Just think of the cost and environmental implications of moving away from relying on paper tickets, let alone the efficiency and visibility improvements that a software solution, like Podfather, brings to a business.”

With Podfather it is possible to eradicate paper tickets for good. Our website is full of happy customer case studies where traditional paper-based processes have been banished to the past. Our cloud-based back-office system and easy to use driver app allows users to plan vehicle routes, collect vehicle checks, share jobs with drivers via a smart handheld device, track deliveries, capture electronic proof of delivery in real-time and report on overall fleet performance.  

Here’s what some of our customers who have replaced the paper-based processes with PODFather have to say…

Bott Ltd: “Before [Podfather], paper POD’s were brought back to the office, scanned and attached to the order. Now, our customers can log into the portal themselves and instantly retrieve their POD – this means; less time-consuming phone calls to us to chase paperwork and a faster invoicing process for them.” Read the full case study.

Braehead Foods: “The Podfather driver app is so intuitive that even our most non-technical drivers have gotten to grips with it really quickly. It makes a big difference to how our drivers work; it’s definitely a much easier and more reliable delivery tracking process than the manual, paper-based one we had before.” Read the full case study.

Trimline: “One of the biggest benefits of introducing Podfather is that we now have real-time visibility of what’s going on out on the road. With the Podfather system in place, we can optimise the routes we are running, track progress in real-time, and capture electronic proof of delivery information without having to rely on the use of paper tickets. As a result of changing our working practices, we’ve saved a huge amount of admin time and seen our On Time in Full performance improve by over 12%.”  Read the full case study.

“Paper tickets are the bane of so many transport operators lives yet so many still rely on them every day to run their businesses,” concludes McCreadie. “With Podfather we can prove, time and time again, that you can eradicate paper for good with smart, intuitive technology that is both easy to use and effective in streamlining the flow of data across an organisation. We welcome anyone struggling with the inefficiencies of a paper-based operation to give us a call.” 

If you are interested in finding out how Podfather could help eradicate paper tickets from your business get in touch with us today, email or give us a call on tel: 0131 553 0400.