From providing a detailed inventory of your current fleet to procuring new vehicles and safely onboarding new customers or clients, Experian’s range of data-driven solutions will help you to better manage your assets.
Obtaining new or used vehicles for your fleet demands an extensive series of checks to ensure the vehicle you buy isn’t hiding any nasty surprises. Experian’s tools can perform those checks for you within seconds.
Before buying any vehicle, you need to make sure it has not been stolen, written off, exported or scrapped. You should also make sure its mileage is within expected parameters – the simplest and quickest way to check any vehicle is with something like Experian’s AutoCheck, which provides a comprehensive history as well as a detailed report on the vehicle’s current status.
Is the person currently selling the car its legal owner? Avoid lengthy delays confirming vehicle ownership by making use of an online service like Experian’s DVLA Keeper Enquiries. This will deliver confirmation within one working day and can be used to quickly check vehicles in bulk too.
Up to 1 in 4 vehicles have finance outstanding against them, and both you and any customer will want to know it’s been settled before purchase to ensure there aren’t any potential issues further down the line. A tool like AutoCheck’s dashboard can quickly reveal if the vehicle being checked is fully paid for.
It’s important you verify that the specifications given for a vehicle are correct before making any transaction. Again, a comprehensive solution like AutoCheck provides you with a detailed spec for your selected vehicle, allowing you to confirm the details supplied match those of the car itself.
Before proceeding with a purchase, it pays to check you’re paying a fair price. Experian’s AutoCheck provides accurate vehicle valuations based on three industry leading providers. They include Cazana, which updates its valuations daily from hundreds of thousands of vehicle classifieds and can also be used to predict a vehicle’s future value.
Whatever your reasons for onboarding a customer – from setting up a lease agreement to signing them up for a vehicle subscription service – it’s important you perform due diligence to verify their identity and reduce the risk of fraud. Experian has the tools to help simplify and speed up these checks.
Confirming a customer is who they say they are needs to balance being thorough – to protect your business – with ensuring the checks are simple and fast, for your customer’s benefit. A good solution will perform these checks in real time – Experian’s Identity Authenticate draws from Experian’s extensive and reputable data sources to confirm identities in seconds.
One effective way to confirm someone’s identity is through a combination of biometric and document checks. Digital validation solutions such as Experian’s Document Verification allows customers to upload a photo and digital scans of key documents – such as passports or driver licences – which can then be checked in real-time to confirm everything matches up.
Whenever you need to take payment, protect both you and your customer from potential fraud by implementing robust account checks. Experian’s Bank Wizard Absolute provides account validation in near real-time to ensure payments will be made from the correct account.
Providing a precise inventory of your fleet can be challenging at the best of times. With new regulations demanding vehicle details remain accurate and up-to-date, now is the time to explore automated, data-driven solutions that do the hard work for you.
While you can perform checks on individual vehicles one at a time using a tool like Experian’s AutoCheck, you may be looking for a way to check and update your entire inventory quickly and easily. An automated tool like Vehicle Stock Monitor, which allows you to upload 5,000 vehicles at a time for checking against Experian’s trusted third-party data sets, may be the answer.
When you manage many vehicles, it can be difficult to keep tabs on them all. An ongoing vehicle monitoring service makes use of big data to keep an eye out for potential incidents involving your cars, alerting you should the need arise. Experian’s Asset Event Manager, for example, can be customised to provide you with alerts for all kinds of incidents, including if a car is reported stolen, written off or subject to DVLA changes.
How much is your current fleet worth? With the right solution you can see prices pulled from a wide variety of sources, refreshed every 24 hours for maximum accuracy. Experian’s vehicle valuation API can be linked into your own systems to not only provide a current value for your fleet, but a projected future value too.