SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval announced its mobile application, PHH ConnectSM, now runs on the Apple iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile mobile handheld platforms. These new platforms are the next phase of mobile devices that PHH Connect supports; the mobile application was introduced for BlackBerry devices in August 2009. PHH Connect is available to fleet drivers using any of these devices in both the U.S. and Canada.
"We are pleased to expand access to PHH's industry-leading mobile application," said Cheryl Middleton, PHH Arval's director in charge of client-facing technology. "After polling fleet managers to see which devices were most often used by their drivers, we customized this service to meet the unique needs of the clients we serve. By adding these wireless platforms, we dramatically increase the reach of PHH Connect, which is designed to enhance driver productivity and satisfaction."
Through PHH Connect, fleet drivers have immediate access to various PHH services and call centers. Drivers can contact PHH experts 24/7 for help with accidents or maintenance issues; when a driver contacts PHH, information about the driver and vehicle is automatically accessible to the PHH agent, requiring no input from the driver. Drivers can also use PHH Connect to enter vehicle mileage easily, as well as find the most convenient maintenance facilities.
The application was prototyped by PHH's Innovation Center, the only such research and development team in the fleet industry. Innovation Center technology experts look for new technologies that will deliver effortless driver and vehicle productivity. They specialize in rapid prototyping and piloting of the next generation of innovative fleet applications.
PHH is currently developing additional functionality for PHH Connect in a continuous effort to meet the needs of fleet drivers and improve their efficiency.
About PHH Arval
PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation [NYSE: PHH <http://www.phh.com> ], is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. PHH Arval provides outsourced fleet management solutions to corporate clients, including nearly one-third of the Fortune 500 companies. Through consultative expertise, flexible customer service, and award-winning Internet technology, PHH Arval helps clients reduce costs and increase productivity. For more information, visit www.phharval.com <http://www.phharval.com/> , or call 800 ONLY PHH.
About PHH Corporation
Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, PHH Corporation is a leading outsource provider of mortgage and vehicle fleet management services. Its subsidiary, PHH Mortgage, is one of the top five retail originators of residential mortgages in the United States1, and its subsidiary, PHH Arval, is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. For additional information about the company and its subsidiaries, please visit our Web site at www.phh.com.
1 Inside Mortgage Finance, Copyright 2010
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet