New Zealand‘s ASM turns to Yotta‘s Alloy for motorway asset management and maintenance

In News3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 21, 2020

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. 

The alliance – a joint venture between the NZ Transport Agency, infrastructure company Fulton Hogan, and HEB Construction – will use Alloy to improve the operational management of the motorway network, including enhanced field services.

Assets managed by ASM include road networks, bridges, structures, street lighting, CCTV, road signals, traffic lights, and green spaces. The alliance has multiple active users of the system, including more than half 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 [application programming interface] 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. 

“The sheer size, scale and complexity of the objectives of ASM‘s project had the potential to make it highly challenging. ASM needed a solution capable of connecting and managing multiple asset types, but one that 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 Yotta regional manager for Australia and New Zealand Avesh Maharaj.

ASM IMT systems lead Phil Siave  was pleased to see phase one of the new asset management solution go live in July 2019, and as a result of the successful implementation, plans for phase two of the project are under way 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.”

Implementation of phase two of the project, including integration with ASM‘s CRM and finance systems, will commence in September 2020.