Yotta and CGI to deliver asset management platform for Scotland’s largest local authority


Infrastructure management software developer Yotta has won a seven-year contract with CGI, a leading independent Canada-based IT and business process service firm, to deliver asset management services and systems to Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council.

Under the terms of the deal, Yotta will be delivering all the modules of its Mayrise Asset Management Suite to the Land and Environmental Services directorate within Glasgow City Council, that together will help the council deliver: roads maintenance; street lighting; street cleansing; domestic and trade waste collections; and grounds maintenance.

Using cellular and wi-fi technology, Yotta will provide mobile access to the Mayrise platform for several hundred council operatives working across these service areas, and the Mayrise in-cab system will also be implemented across an extensive fleet of council waste collection vehicles.

With an annual budget of over £2.4bn (US£3bn), the council will also be using the company’s Horizons visualized asset management software, which will enable it to test an array of different long-term forward works planning strategies, driven either by budget or a specific service level, and settle on the optimum roads maintenance investment model.

In rolling out the systems, Yotta and CGI are working to a phased implementation plan that will see the whole solution being delivered over the course of the next two years. The initial focus is on implementing the environmental service systems, covering domestic and commercial waste collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance, with associated mobile and in-cab working.

CGI is also currently in the process of implementing a new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system for Glasgow City Council that will also be integrated into the system as a whole. Ultimately, several years into the deal, CGI plans to migrate council users over to Yotta’s state-of-the art new connected asset management software solution, Alloy. With the implementation of Alloy, the council will have the opportunity to make use of the latest sensor and connected asset management technology to further its aim of become the leading smart city in Scotland.

“Each department within the council has a vast range of services to run and operate, but historically we have been quite fragmented in terms both of our operations and our delivery mechanisms. Of the providers we saw, Yotta was the only one capable of tackling all our service challenges and needs, with the depth of capability we required,” explained George Gillespie, executive director for neighborhoods and sustainability at Glasgow City Council.

“That’s important because each service area has its own niche requirements, but at the same time, working with Yotta helps us to bring all that service information together and understand how asset management services are performing overall.”

Nick Smee, Yotta’s CEO, commented, “We are delighted to be working with CGI to help Glasgow City Council transform its whole approach to infrastructure asset management. This is an exciting project that will allow the council to a get a comprehensive 360° view of all its assets, which will help drive operational efficiencies and improved customer satisfaction, while at the same time help it to deliver new areas of capability, including mobile working for field staff.”

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