To properly maintain a fleet of vehicles, regular maintenance as well as periodic repairs are needed. Scheduling repairs and managing services for an entire fleet is necessary to ensure all vehicles are in good working order when they are needed.

Create a service record

To log a service, go to the main services dashboard by navigating to Fleet app ‣ Fleet ‣ Services. Click Create and a service form appears. Fill in the information on the form and click Save. The only two fields that are required to be populated are Service Type and Vehicle.

The fields are:

  • Description: enter in a short description of the service.

  • Service Type: select the type of service performed from the drop-down menu, or type in a new type of service and click either Create or Create & Edit…. This list is not pre-configured in Odoo. When creating a fleet and logging a service, the types of service need to be created.

  • Date: using the calendar module, select the date the service was provided or is scheduled to be performed. Navigate to the desired month using the left and right arrow icons, then click on the date to select it.

  • Cost: enter the cost of the service.

  • Vendor: select the vendor who performed the service from the drop-down menu. If the vendor has not already been entered in the system, type in the vendor name and click either Create to add them, or Create & Edit… to create the vendor and edit the vendor form. The vendor form allows for other details aside form the name to be entered, such as contact information.

  • Vehicle: select the vehicle that was serviced from the drop-down menu. When the vehicle is selected, the Driver field is populated, and the unit of measure for the Mileage field appears.

  • Driver: the current driver listed for the selected vehicle is populated when the Vehicle is selected. If the driver needs to be changed, another driver can be selected from the drop-down menu.

  • Odometer Value: enter the odometer reading when the service was done. The units of measure will either be in kilometers (km) or miles (mi). When the Vehicle is selected, the units of measure is populated. This comes from the vehicle form. To change from kilometers to miles, or vice versa, click the External Link button next to the vehicle selected in the Vehicle field. Change the unit of measure, then click Save. the unit of measure will be updated in the Odometer Value field.

  • Notes: enter any notes for the repair in the notes tab at the bottom of the service form.

Enter the information for a new service. The required fields are Service Type and Vehicle.

List of services

To view all services logged in the database, including old and new requests, go to Fleet application ‣ Fleet ‣ Services. All services appear in a list view, including all the details for each service.

Each service listed displays the following information:

  • Date: the date service or repair was performed or is requested to be performed.

  • Description: a short description of the specific type of service or repair performed to clarify the specific service.

  • Service Type: the service or repair performed. This is selected from a list of services that must be configured.

  • Vehicle: the specific vehicle the service was performed on.

  • Driver: who the current driver is for the vehicle.

  • Vendor: the specific vendor who performed the service or repair.

  • Cost: the total cost for the service or repair.

  • Notes: any information associated with the service or repair that is documented to add clarification.

  • Stage: the status of the service or repair. Options are New, Running, Canceled, or Done.

The full list of services in the Odoo database.

View services

It is recommended to view the list of services in one of several pre-configured ways to better view the information presented. In the top right corner of the list, there are several icons that when clicked, sort the data in different ways.

The icons in the top right corner than cn be clicked to present the information in different ways.

List view

The default view of the services is the list view. This presents all the services in chronological order, from oldest to newest, in a list.

The information can be sorted by any column. At the top of each column, hover over the column name. An arrow appears to the right of the name. Click the arrow to sort the data by that specific column.

The default sorting is descending alphabetical order (A to Z). Click the arrow again to reverse the order, and go in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A). The one exception to this sorting is the default Date column, which sorts the information in chronological order (January to December) instead of alphabetical order.

Kanban view

To view services by their stage, click on the Kanban icon, which is the second icon in the top right, and appears as four black squares in a cube.

All the services with the same status appear in the corresponding column, from Running to Cancelled. To change the status of a service, simply click and drag the service card to the desired stage.

Graph view

Another way to view the data is in a graph. To view the graph, click the Graph icon, which is the third icon in the top right, and appears as a small graph.

The graph displays the information in a graph where the X axis represents the Date and the Y axis represents the Cost. Each column represents a single month, and then is further organized by vehicle. Each vehicle is represented by a different color, and each month’s bar is divided by each vehicle.

Pivot view

The final way to view the service data is in a spreadsheet pivot table. Click on the Pivot icon, which is the last icon in the top right, and appears as a small spreadsheet.

The data presented in the table shows the cost of each service or repair. The rows represent the vendors, and each vehicle that was serviced by them appears beneath each vendor. The column represent the different service types performed.

The table can be inserted in a spreadsheet or downloaded. To add the pivot table to a spreadsheet in Odoo, click Insert In Spreadsheet and a pop-up appears. Select the spreadsheet the data should be added to from the drop-down menu, and click Confirm. The spreadsheet then loads on the screen. The spreadsheets are stored in Odoo’s Documents application. To download the table in an xlsx format, click the Download icon.

Download the pivot table to an xlsx file, or insert the data in a spreadsheet in Odoo's Documents application.