Warwickshire CC has awarded technology company, Yotta a major multi-year contract to deliver strategic asset management across its 2,500 mile-long highways network.
Yotta will provide the council with its flagship connected asset management platform, Alloy and associated services and support to help deliver highways, streetworks and permitting, along with streetlighting management across the country.
Warwickshire wants to put digital capability at the core of its highways provision in order to drive strategic decision-making, enhance operational efficiencies and deliver a more proactive service to the public. It also needed a system that could integrate with the Department for Transport’s new Street Manager system.
The local authority also plans to make use of Alloy’s mobile functionality. This will help drive productivity by enabling field workers to immediately receive a list of assigned work while being able to quickly and easily submit updates as they complete identified jobs. The system also makes information available in real time, enabling asset managers to better understand the current status of their network.
The initial focus of the implementation is migrating highways, streetworks and streetlighting data from incumbent systems over to Alloy and also delivering the required integration with street manager. The street works and highways implementation will be carried out first.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire CC, 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.”
Gary Woodcock, Sales Director, Yotta said: “Warwickshire CC is a forward-looking local authority which is today 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.”