Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC
Technology company, Yotta has won a seven-year contract with CGI, a leading independent IT and business process service firm, to deliver asset management services and solutions to Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council. The contract is the largest Yotta has won so far in Scotland.
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 domestic and trade waste collections; street cleansing; grounds maintenance; street lighting, and roads maintenance. Using mobile technology, Yotta will provide mobile access to Mayrise for several hundred council operatives working across the service areas referenced above. The Mayrise in-cab system will also be implemented across an extensive fleet of council waste collection vehicles.
The council will also be using Yotta’s visualised asset management software, Horizons, 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. George Gillespie, Assistant Director of Land and Environmental Services, Glasgow City Council explains: “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,” adds Gillespie. “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.
“We believe Yotta’s integrated asset management services and solutions will be invaluable in terms of how we manage and co-ordinate our whole approach to asset management moving forwards.”
In rolling out the solutions, 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 solutions, 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 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.
Nick Smee, CEO, Yotta, says: “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 which will allow the council to a get a comprehensive 360-degree 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.”
Steve Smart, Senior Vice-President, CGI adds: “CGI has a broad range of platform-as-a-service capabilities, helping clients leverage a range of platforms to accomplish specific business objectives. Moving forwards, 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 and ultimately in Europe too.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world with annual revenue of C$10.8 billion. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organisations and accelerate results.
Glasgow City Council is the largest local authority in Scotland, employing just under 19,000 people to help deliver essential services to the city and its 600,000 residents. The council manages a gross annual budget of over £2.4 billion, which provides for schools, roads, libraries, museums, parks, planning, cleansing, the full range of social care for young and old and many other responsibilities.
Glasgow is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, award-winning city known throughout the world as a tourist destination and renowned location for international events. The council played a key role in the delivery of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, aiming to provide much needed regeneration and a legacy of social, sporting, economic and environmental benefits for the city.
Yotta is a leading, global connected asset management software and services provider. It empowers organisations to make better, more informed decisions by ensuring its customers’ systems, assets and people are connected, and the data they produce is structured and captured to provide operational, as well as strategic insight.
The company’s cloud-based asset management platform, Alloy, equips clients with data visualisation, powerful workflow management tools, enterprise-strength and user-specific capabilities. Connected assets lay the foundation for the future of smart cities and Yotta’s software and services represent a ‘new era’ of connected asset management.