Dossier Systems announced the release of Dossier 6.5 at Dossier Summit, its annual User Group Conference. Dossier 6.5 is the latest version of Dossier Systems’flagship software.

According to the company, the most visible feature of the Dossier 6.5 is a new notification system called Active Alerts, which alerts personnel such as drivers, operators, fleet managers, and dispatchers about events and/or status changes. Other enhancements include expanded Standard Repair Time (SRT) tools and reporting, extensions of the External Work Management workflow and new AP tools, the company said.

When describing Active Alerts, Dossier Systems vice president of marketing and technology, Bob Hausler said: “It’s all about time management; learning that action is needed sooner, and dealing with issues in the moment instead of later. Active Alerts informs the right person that something needs to happen, or that a status has changed. Dossier has always been structured around exception management – the Daily Reminder Dashboard doesn’t tell you that you have 500 units that don’t have a PM due, it tells you about the 50 that do. Active Alerts takes that philosophy to the next level, and pushes those notifications out - automatically.”

“Active Alerts informs anyone about PM events (due and overdue), work requests, and In/Out of Service status changes. The alerts can go to an individual, or group of people for a given unit, or globally,” Hausler continued. “Everyone is being asked to do more with less; Active Alerts makes it easier for fleets – instead of making the time to check something, Dossier will electronically ‘tap your shoulder’ and give you the info.”

“We are more focused than ever on partnering,” said Jack Boetefuer, CEO of Dossier Systems. “We continue to leverage the recent technology additions to Dossier to enable us to add and strengthen relationships. We have released the DCloud-based integration with another new telematics partner, GPS Insight, and expect to announce several more integrations in the next few months. Our integration with McLeod Software, which has been extremely successful and has many joint customers, has been enhanced in Dossier 6.5 and now delivers an expanded array of data fields that are transferred between Dossier and LoadMaster Enterprise.”