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Computacenter to clear fleet WLTP backlog with help of Autobid

Computacenter has deployed Inchcape Fleet Solutions’ competitive tendering product Autobid as it looks to clear a large backlog of replacement vehicles.

Computacenter appointed IFS as Master Vendor supplier earlier this year

Keith Cook, senior manager group finance operations at the IT infrastructure services & solutions supplier, said the solution would enable it to start working on a backlog of around 500 vehicles; the result of the company having put a hold on vehicle ordering due to recent legislative changes and complications resulting from WLTP.

Computacenter appointed IFS as Master Vendor supplier earlier this year following a search for a replacement for its current blended ECO and contract hire schemes.

The Autobid solution, which is delivered via a panel of leading funders managed by IFS, will enable Computacenter to receive competitive real-time vehicle quotes for each and every vehicle order the firm places; delivering substantial cost savings to the business whilst providing all the benefits of a sole supply arrangement.

Both firms have worked in close partnership throughout the implementation of Autobid, identifying a number of enhancements that will not only deliver on Computacenter’s company policies but will also deliver added value to the existing IFS customer base. These enhancements include Benefit-in-Kind future year tax calculations and flexible treatment on driver contributions as well as detailed video reviews, which are currently in development and will help drivers make informed choices about the vehicles they are choosing.

Matthew Rumble, managing director at IFS, said: “We are extremely proud to be working in partnership with a prestigious brand like Computacenter to find solutions which not only benefit both parties, but will also help keep our wider customer base ahead in an ever-changing world.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.