New Zealand’s ASM Turns to Yotta’s Alloy for Motorway Asset Management and Maintenance

  • 18th August 2020 at 10:53AM
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Technology company, Yotta has won a major new contract to deliver its flagship asset management software, Alloy, and supporting services to Auckland System Management (ASM), a regional alliance set up to maintain the Auckland motorway network in New Zealand.

The alliance – a joint venture between NZ Transport Agency (NZTA); infrastructure company, Fulton Hogan; and HEB Construction, a VINCI Group company – plans to use Yotta’s connected asset management platform, Alloy, to improve the operational management of the motorway network, including enhanced field services.

Assets managed by ASM span their transport infrastructure, specifically: road networks, bridges, structures, street lighting, CCTV, road signals, traffic lights, and greenspaces. The alliance has multiple active users of the system, including over half of the members of operational crews who access the solution for real-time reporting when they are out in the field.

The adoption of Alloy will allow ASM to create a single platform to manage all infrastructure assets, connect multiple stakeholders, bridge operational silos across the organisation and accurately report on end-to-end process efficiencies, including works order management and logging.

The capability to integrate Alloy with other systems through powerful APIs will also allow ASM to introduce the latest sensor technology into the network providing real-time data to improve service levels and offer live reporting of issues and resolutions to customers.

Avesh Maharaj, Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Yotta, recognised ASM’s requirements of a new asset management system were comprehensive however is confident the attributes of the Alloy platform would be able to deliver the results the alliance are seeking.

“We are delighted that ASM has chosen to implement our connected asset management system Alloy, to help achieve the organisations key strategic goals. The sheer size, scale and complexity of the objectives of their project had the potential to make it highly challenging. ASM needed a solution capable of connecting and managing multiple asset types but one which was also easy-to-use and capable of driving efficiencies across the entire network. We are confident Alloy will help ASM achieve all this and more,” said Mr. Maharaj.

Phil Siave, IMT Systems Lead, ASM, has been pleased to see Phase One of the new assess management solution go live in July 2019 and as a result of the successful implementation, plans for Phase Two of the project are underway and will include integration with the alliance’s CRM and finance systems.

“We have a vast range of road assets to manage and maintain. Our previous process was struggling to capture the level of detail and reporting that we required. Bringing on the platform Alloy has us to look at new business processes to improve the management of our physical delivery component, drive for better productivities and meet our contractual reporting obligations over the new 10-year contract.

“We were impressed with Yotta’s track record of delivering best-fit solutions for similar maintenance contracts across the UK and the comprehensive end-to-end asset management functionality of its Alloy software solution. Following the successful roll-out of Phase One, we are confident that Alloy will continue to fulfil our task management needs and look forward to working further with Yotta to explore their software’s wider capabilities in infrastructure management,” said Mr. Siave.

Implementation of Phase Two of the project, including integration with ASM’s CRM and finance systems, will commence in September 2020.

About Auckland System Management

Auckland System Management (ASM) is a joint venture between the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA); infrastructure company, Fulton Hogan and HEB Construction, a VINCI Group company. ASM is responsible for maintaining the Auckland state highway network from 1 July 2019. It is expected to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as well as suppliers to deliver exceptional outcomes for customers using the Auckland road network.