Yotta adds ‘Blueprints’ feature to new version of its asset management platform


UK-based developer of transportation infrastructure management software systems Yotta has released the latest upgraded version of Alloy, its next-generation connected asset management platform.  

Widely used by local authorities and road operators in 25 countries worldwide, the latest Version 15 of Yotta’s flagship Alloy asset management platform contains significant new and expanded capabilities that organizations can use to quickly realize impressive efficiencies in processes, services and costs.

The first of the additions, ‘Blueprints’, radically changes the way in which users of Alloy are onboarded to the service. Using Alloy’s Designer and workflow tools, the company has created over 300 Blueprints of best practice asset types and workflows. These Blueprints can be selected at the time of customer onboarding to provide a system configured to meet the needs of the specific class of asset or assets they are managing. From this point, the system can be further configured to provide further benefits in time and cost for the customer.

Blueprints can also be deployed to allow organizations with a need for standardized, multi-site implementations to be configured using a common, best practice approach, which ensures commonality of approach and results. Yotta’s partners can also benefit through the creation of their own Blueprints that can bring further added-value to their own customers based upon the partner’s expertise and knowledge.

Yotta considers the delivery of Alloy Blueprints as a major step forward in delivering repeatable best practice asset management capabilities to its customers, with the facility due to grow and expand, ensuring the rapid onboarding of clients regardless of industry or geography.

To support the creation of Blueprints, V15 also incorporates an enhanced workflow engine that includes additional functionality to deepen the power and configurability available to the user, while maintaining Yotta’s focus on an elegant and easy to use experience. Workflows continue to ensure that the right actions take place at the right time and that a connected asset management approach is maintained.

Other enhancements in V15 include the improved Data Explorer element of Alloy that makes it easier for users to efficiently and quickly handle and visualize large datasets. The Alloy mobile application, a crucial element of its connected functionality, is now available on Android and Apple platforms and continues to benefit from improvements in usability and speed.

“The development of the new version of Alloy was driven both by customer feedback and by our own R&D team,” explained Manish Jethwa, Yotta’s CTO and head of product. “We knew there were exciting new technologies that we wanted to use to make Alloy even better and in implementing these, we listened closely and took on board feedback.

“That resulted in us building out the concept of Blueprints as a way for customers to save money and shorten the time to benefit. Blueprints is a major enhancement to the software and asset management in general, and along with the work we have done with the workflows and the data visualization, we are confident will bring far-reaching benefits to our customers both today and long into the future.”

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