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Yotta for Highways Management

Yotta have been awarded a contract to deliver strategic asset management from Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

The multi-year contract will see Yotta delivering strategic asset management across WCC’s 2,500-mile-long highways network. The contract will see Yotta provide the council with its flagship connected asset management platform, Alloy, along with the associated services and support that comes with it to help deliver highways, street works and permitting, along with street lighting management across the country.

The council wants to see digital capability at the centre of its highways provisions in order to drive strategic decision making, enhance operational efficiencies and to deliver a more proactive service to the public. It also required systems that can integrate with the (DfT) new Street Manager system, and, following on from a competitive tender process, it was decided that Yotta’s Alloy was the platform that best met these complex requirements.

WCC also intend to make use of Alloy’s mobile functionality, which will drive up productively by enabling remote and field workers to receive lists of assigned work on the spot, whilst also being able to quickly and easily submit updates as the complete identified jobs. This information will also be available in real time, which will enable asset managers to understand the current status of their network at the click of a button.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio holder for transport and planning said; “We are currently going through a process of digital transformation. In line with this we wanted to find a solution capable of driving efficiencies, delivering enhanced strategic highways asset management and finally improving the customer experience for people across Warwickshire. We are confident that working with Yotta and deploying its Alloy software will enable us to achieve all three of these goals.”

The first focus of the implementation is to migrate highways, street works and street lighting data from incumbent systems over to Alloy, and to deliver the required integration with Street Manager. The street works and highways implementations will be carried out first.

Once Alloy is fully up and running, the council will benefit from having a single system across their ‘grey asset’ service provisions. By using Alloy, the council will be able to drive operation efficiencies across highways, street works and street lights – a benefit that will be greatly enhanced by the streamlining of services offering further and significantly reducing the use of paper via the use of Alloy Mobile.

Gary Woodcock, Sales Director at Yotta said: “Warwickshire County Council is a forward-looking local authority which is on a journey to increase the use of digital solutions to drive efficiencies and more closely meet the needs of residents across the county. Using Alloy offers the council the potential to achieve all this and also deliver the integration it needs to connect infrastructure, data systems and people to achieve enhanced engagement and greater insights across its whole estate.”

Looking to the future, the council also plans to explore how Alloy could also be applied to other areas for service provisions.

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