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Yotta expands its Horizons software deal with Amey internationally

First publishedin World Highways
November December 2016
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Software technology company Yotta has announced a five-year extension to its contract with Amey, a UK public and regulated services provider

The extension, valued at more than €1.3 million, allows Amey to roll out licences for Yotta’s visualised asset management solution Horizons to subscribers in Australia, New Zealand and Spain in addition to those based in the UK. The service and maintenance provider will also be able to use Horizons in an additional six end-customers. Horizons is a visualised Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) asset management platform designed to make it easier for asset managers to visualise, manage and optimise all their asset management strategies and records using a single cloud-based solution.

Since launching to market in 2012, Horizons is now used by around 55 local authorities in the UK, in addition to service partners and maintenance contractors. Amey, which is owned by global infrastructure group Ferrovial, has implemented Horizons across 10 UK projects.

Amey uses Horizons to provide differentiation when bidding for new projects, which typically include local and regional authorities and government highways agencies. Once projects are under way, it also uses the tool to showcase work done and progress achieved to stakeholders. Amey project teams will increasingly make direct use of Horizons on site as part of its customer deployments. Amey also plans to use the tool to support its Sheffield-based highways asset management hub, which is further backed by Yotta technical expertise.

Meanwhile, Norfolk County Council in England recently signed a five-year contract worth nearly €590,000 with Yotta, following a competitive tender. It includes hosted versions of Yotta’s Mayrise suite of asset management software, incorporating the integrated Highways and Street Works modules, as well as the Horizons platform.

Norfolk is the third largest county in England but it has the second largest highway network, around 200,000 assets across 9,600km of road. Norfolk County Council has the challenging task of managing and maintaining this vast and sprawling network.  

The contract will deliver multi-platform support for mobile devices as well as integration with the council’s customer relationship management (CRM) finance system and third party contractor works management system. The Yotta Mayrise and Horizons solutions will also be interfaced with the council’s online mapping portal, giving visibility of planned works and allowing for the monitoring of reported defects.

Norfolk is a long-standing customer of Yotta, having operated its accredited pavement management system software MARCHpms for several years.

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