Yotta and Amey extend global partnership to expand use of asset management platform

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The expansion of an existing agreement will enable a leading government services provider to deploy one of the most widely used visualized asset management tools at new customer sites in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

Technology company Yotta has announced a five-year extension of its existing contract with Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers. The new deal, valued at over £1.1m (US$1.5m), allows Amey to roll out licenses for Yotta’s Horizons visualized asset management software platform 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 at an additional six end customers. A visualized software-as-a-service (SaaS) asset management platform, Horizons is designed to make it easier for asset managers to visualize, manage and optimize all their asset management strategies and records using a single cloud-based solution. Since 2012, Horizons has revolutionized asset management across a range of applications, and is now used by around 55 local authorities, in addition to service partners and maintenance contractors.

Amey has already implemented Horizons in 10 projects across the UK, with positive feedback from clients leading it to extend its relationship with Yotta. 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 underway, it also uses the tool to showcase work done, and progress achieved, to stakeholders. Moving forward, Amey plans to work closely with Yotta to address specific customer needs more precisely. Amey project teams will make direct use of Horizons on-site as part of customer deployments, and also plans to use the tool to support its Sheffield-based highways asset management hub, which is backed by Yotta technical expertise.

“Horizons is a robust, easy-to-use, yet technologically advanced, asset management solution,” explained Dave Brown, associate director at Amey. “It helps us win long-term maintenance contracts, by enabling us to make a compelling asset management case from the outset. Horizons also allows us to combine asset data with our own market expertise to test out different options and make informed and complex decisions quickly, which in turn drives savings in asset lifecycle planning. Critically, it also enables us to engage more closely and build consensus with key stakeholders, by delivering results in an easily understandable form. In short, it enables us to offer a comprehensive asset maintenance service, which provides an excellent basis for building strong long-term customer relationships. This expansion of our contract with Yotta provides us with continuity in terms of our overall approach to asset management, and crucially enables us to extend the many benefits into a greater range of territories.”

Nick Smee, Yotta’s managing director, commented, “We are looking forward to working more closely with Amey to help optimize Horizons to meet their customers’ needs, as well as finding ways to extend their capability into new customer groups and international markets.”

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