Yotta has entered a three-year agreement to deliver its flagship connected asset management software solution, Alloy, and supporting services to Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council. The council plans to use Alloy to help manage the reactive maintenance of its street lighting assets, enabling it to inspect and fix street lights more efficiently.

Using Alloy will allow the council to configure and design its own asset types, clearly visualise data generated by the street lighting assets, as well as updating systems and ensuring data and information gets to the right people in real-time to help deliver streamlined maintenance programmes.

The new software will also enable B&NES to streamline operational workflows, allowing the council to eliminate manual interventions where they are not specifically required: right through from initial enquiry to ultimately encompass the entire end-to-end asset management process.

Stephen Burrell, Principal Engineer, Street Lighting – Highways, Environmental Services B&NES, said: “We are longstanding customers of Yotta’s Mayrise software. We have always been impressed with the reliability of the system and its capability to help map, control and maintain our whole street lighting inventory. Migrating to Alloy takes this capability up a level, enabling us to further improve our operational efficiencies and pinpoint where we can make savings by delivering more effective automated processes.”

Alloy also allows the council to see full history of every street lighting asset, enabling engineers out on site to review previous inspections and maintenance jobs that have been carried out, and have that information at their fingertips. Moving forwards, the council is looking at the capability of Alloy to provide an easy means of integration with third party systems such as FixMyStreet.

Developing powerful visualisations and dynamic reporting that enhance the understanding of B&NES’ stakeholders of asset and service performance is also much easier in Alloy.

While B&NES also had mobile capability with its Mayrise implementation, once Alloy is live, the council plans to implement Alloy Mobile which will allow inspectors and field workers out on site to be fed all the latest information direct to their mobile phones from the Alloy back office system. This will enable the most important tasks to be prioritised and updates to be delivered as soon as work is completed, driving operational efficiencies and productivity as a result.

Yotta Account Manager, Mark Derrett, said: “we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring the benefits of the Alloy connected asset management platform to B&NES Council, helping them make necessary cost savings, run their Street Lighting operations more effectively and deliver an enhanced service to their customers within Bath and North Somerset”.

About Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council is the Unitary Authority for the district of Bath and North East Somerset in Somerset, England.

For more information, please visit the council’s website at https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/

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