News at HABBL: The app for mobile workflows developed in Volkach is returning to its developer EIKONA Logistics after almost five years. To this end, Fleetboard Logistics GmbH has been transformed into EIKONA Mobile Apps GmbH, which is now a joint venture between EIKONA AG and Daimler Truck AG. Going forward, EIKONA will be responsible for operational management and product development, while Daimler Truck AG will remain on board as an important strategic partner and anchor investor.
After HABBL, the app developed by EIKONA Logistics, was sold to Daimler Truck AG in March 2019, there now is news: The two companies have decided to form a joint venture. In future, EIKONA Mobile Apps GmbH will be the name of the company that develops and distributes HABBL. This means that the application for mobile workflows will return to the operational control of the software manufacturer. Manuel Drescher will be responsible for the company's fortunes as Managing Director, as was the case previously at Fleetboard Logistics GmbH. This decision was made based on the respective thematic strategies of the two partners. Going forward, Daimler Truck AG will focus more on vehicle-related scalable services, while EIKONA, with its focus on customised logistics processes and solutions, is ideally suited to further develop the app. In future, HABBL will be integrated into the EIKONA Logistics Cloud, as the mobile workflow app is the perfect complement to the existing modules. On the customer side, no changes are expected in the new EIKONA Mobile Apps GmbH: the contracts of Fleetboard Logistics GmbH customers will be continued. The Fleetboard Logistics development team will remain in the renamed company, which will continue to be based in Volkach, while product management, sales and project management will move to EIKONA. There are also no changes in terms of location, as the software development site remained in Volkach even after the sale to Daimler Truck AG.
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Even stronger logistics solutions thanks to app integration in the EIKONA Logistics Cloud
Thanks to HABBL, procedures and processes along the supply chain are simplified for anyone who transports goods and uses lorries. The susceptibility to errors in transport processes (and therefore also costs) are reduced thanks to the use of the app. "We can see that the demands on logistics are becoming increasingly complex. With the return of the HABBL app to us as a software developer, we have now created the best conditions for expanding the app's areas of application and positioning it as a strong addition to our module environment in the EIKONA Logistics Cloud. This enables us to offer our demanding users greater added value," explains EIKONA CEO Bastian Späth. As a result, customers will receive even better customised solutions, especially in conjunction with the complementary software products from the EIKONA Logistics Cloud.
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Greater process reliability thanks to fixed workflows
HABBL has been making the day-to-day work of logistics experts easier since 2016 – in any language required. All work steps that accompany the transport process can be controlled in the mobile workflow-app. HABBL's user-friendliness, including step-by-step instructions, is particularly impressive. Companies can create their own workflows without any programming effort. It is just as easy to get the app into the lorry, namely via vehicle telematics with an Android operating system or mobile devices. This way, HABBL makes an important contribution to the digitalisation of transport processes.