GAP to go ‘paper free’ with Spartan

By Leila Steed09 July 2021

Equipment rental company GAP Group is to go ‘paper free’ by digitalising its hire operations, as part of its goal to become carbon net-zero by 2040.

Karen Greenshields, GAP Group's Managing Director - Technical and Environmental Services with Spartan's CEO Jim Green. Left to right: Karen Greenshields, GAP Group’s Managing Director - Technical and Environmental Services with Spartan’s CEO Jim Green.

The UK-based company announced that it had partnered with software specialist Spartan Solutions to make the digital transition, which will see all 10 of its divisions reform their equipment hire processes.

Mark Anderson, Managing Director North at GAP Group, said, “We selected Spartan because we were impressed by how much their software can help simplify and digitise our Workshop processes.

“PHALANX will streamline tasks such as automatic customer billing on equipment return to depot. Importantly, we have had positive feedback from our staff regarding PHALANX’s ease of use.”

He added, “Spartan’s solution provides us with the dual benefit of improved customer service and increased productivity.”

GAP, which recently established a mental health and wellbeing platform for its employees, said the partnership would see all of the company’s 146 depots and branches introduce Spartan’s PHALANX mobile app store platform for operations.

PHALANX allows physical assets to be digitally connected to business operations.

Using barcodes, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, smart phones and industrial handheld devices, the technology helps streamline company processes and enables users to “plan, execute and report on all active work”.

A member of GAP depot staff using PHALANX The PHALANX mobile platform allows users to plan and carrying out tasks paper free.

Jim Green, CEO of Spartan Solutions, said, “We are delighted to have a major hire company such as GAP Group as a customer.

“Their management team were impressed with our PHALANX software’s ability to help meet their business objectives, and the end-users have responded positively to using our system.

“We look forward to further collaboration with the GAP team to deliver the full business benefits of digital operations.”

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