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Oracle Customer Success—Drive Software Solutions Ltd

Drive Software Solutions Ltd

Drive Brings Fleet Management to Small Businesses with Oracle Cloud


Before our product, ODO, there simply wasn’t a fleet management solution for small businesses. Developing a solution in the cloud has been a radically new direction for us, but it’s been made easy by partnering with Oracle.

— Simon West-Oliver, Director of Sales and Marketing, Drive Software Solutions Ltd

Drive Software Solutions Pioneers Fleet Management for SMBs with Simple, Cloud Based Subscription Service Powered by Oracle

The fleet management software market is well established, but until recently has had little to offer to smaller businesses. Drive Software Solutions, which already provides sophisticated fleet management systems to large businesses, saw an opportunity to create a new solution. Spotting a big gap in the market, Drive decided to use Oracle Cloud to innovate a new fleet management system for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and the self-employed.
Business Challenge
  • Create a cloud-based fleet management solution for smaller companies that previously not had access to a solution for managing drivers and vehicles—a market estimated to consist of over 700,000 companies in the United Kingdom alone
  • Design a solution for the needs of 2 distinct groups of potential customers—the traditional SMB market, encompassing firms with up to 250 employees, and the micro businesses and self-employed sector, with just a handful of staff
  • Ensure the new solution is cost effective and affordable for smaller businesses 
  • Help growing businesses to overcome the inefficiencies of spreadsheets and paperwork and avoid unexpected charges
  • Developed a flexible solution for both SMBs and smaller businesses using Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service, creating an innovative vehicle management software with a mobile interface and telematics
  • Delivered the vehicle management software via Oracle Cloud, enabling businesses to manage their fleet and drivers—from anywhere, on any device
  • Used the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to make the proposition accessible and attractive to SMBs, to which customers pay a monthly subscription and have no up-front cost 
  • Ensured the system requires no prior knowledge of fleet management systems so that business owners, human resources managers, finance directors, or fleet managers can simply login and start managing their vehicles and drivers
  • Offered a vehicle management software that is so easy to use, scalable, and affordable that it is also suitable for small business owners with just a few vehicles
  • Developed a dashboard that provides a complete oversight of fleets with rich analytics—keeping track of all necessary vehicle and driver data, including fuel consumption, mileage, servicing, and maintenance—so that users can make better decisions to save time and money
  • Engineered the solution to help SMBs avoid common fleet management pitfalls—for example, by automatically providing alerts about drivers’ licenses and vehicle maintenance and insurance
  • Ensured that sensitive details about drivers and vehicles stay safe in the highly secure Oracle Cloud


Oracle has been our core development platform for a long time, enabling us to keep pace with changes that are happening in the marketplace. When we started to look at a SaaS-Cloud solution, Oracle won again on both the technology and support that it provides. Oracle is more than just a software partner for us. It is a business partner.

— Simon West-Oliver, Director of Sales and Marketing, Drive Software Solutions Ltd


Drive developed its vehicle management software, ODO, in 12 months, assisted by support from Oracle that helped to train its people and move them into a different development environment. “SaaS was a brand new environment for us, but the help we’ve received from Oracle has made the transition seamless,” Simon West-Oliver said.

About Drive Software Solutions Ltd


Stevenage, United Kingdom



Annual Revenue

Under US$100 Million
Founded in 2002, Drive Software Solutions Ltd is the creator and supplier of the DRIVE Fleet Management and Leasing software product for large businesses and ODO Fleet Management for SMBs. Drive operates in 54 countries and is trusted by some of the biggest fleet operators in the world.
Published:  Jun 14, 2018