Brighton & Hove City Council has awarded a contract to Yotta - now part of Causeway Technologies - the leading provider of global connected asset management and services, to support it with a new asset management system for highways and street lighting. Yotta will be implementing its Alloy connected asset management software and delivering associated services.
The council is a long-term customer of Yotta and has historically used its Mayrise Asset Management software for both highways and street lighting. However, the decision to migrate these services to Alloy takes the councils’ offering to another level, enabling it to drive operational efficiencies and deliver a faster, more responsive service to local residents.
A key driver for the migration was the facility for direct integration between Alloy and Yotta’s strategic asset management software, Horizons, which the council also has in place. This will enable the local authority to combine its existing strategic modelling with intuitive operational asset management. Brighton & Hove is now working with Yotta’s consulting team to ensure it gets the best from the enhanced capabilities delivered by the integration.
Once the implementation is complete, the council will be able to manage highways and streetlighting through a single system, therefore enabling it to take a more strategic approach to the overall management of these services.
Streetlighting Contract and Design Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council, said: As a council with a commitment to tackling the climate crisis, we were looking for an asset management system that would help us do this. We hope by using Alloy, and the flexibility and innovation it brings, it will support our aims to be more efficient, save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Using Alloy in conjunction with the powerful Alloy Mobile app also empowers the council’s field operations staff, automatically assigning jobs to them and allowing dynamic feedback, reporting and task updates.
The flexibility of Alloy provides additional benefits to the local authority. Moving forwards, it is planning to use it as a core application that seamlessly integrates with other solutions in the council such as its CRM and corporate GIS system. This will be increasingly key as the council continues to drive ever increasing benefits from its digital transformation strategy in the future.
Alloy’s powerful and versatile workflows will allow the authority to automate business processes and dramatically improve efficiency (for example around task/job management). Moreover, the fact that the solution is cloud-based offers the flexibility Brighton & Hove City Council needs in the post-Covid hybrid work environment.
Nick Smee, CEO of Yotta said: Brighton & Hove City Council is a forward-looking council with a focus on increasing its use of digital solutions to drive operational efficiencies and service enhancements. The rich functionality of Alloy coupled with the power of Horizons strategic modelling will be key in driving even better ROI for the council and in further improving the services that it provides to its citizens in the future.
About Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton & Hove City Council is the local authority of the city of Brighton & Hove. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including council tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. For more information, please visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk