We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership agreement with asset management specialists, Yotta.
We’ll be combining our expertise in vehicle tracking, navigation and routing with Yotta’s leading data visualisation software to allow local authorities to support enhanced collaboration across departments and make smarter decisions across all their applications.
Local authorities with Exactrak hardware fitted to waste collection or other municipal, maintenance vehicles will be able to integrate with Yotta’s connected asset management software, Alloy to visualise and share data from our route fleet tracking solutions, and our dynamic routing software, Map-a-Route.
Users will also be able both to display live vehicle tracking data and support enhanced collaboration between departments to create vehicle routes for all municipal applications.
Local authorities will now be able to see exactly what work is being done and is completed, in turn enabling them to make smarter decisions across all their applications. This will also include areas such as gritting and the use of Avery Weigh-Tronix weighbridges, which councils have historically often managed in a siloed fragmented manner.
The initial driver for the partnership was a joint opportunity with a London Borough Council. The council was already using software from both Exactrak and Yotta and wanted to benefit from the enhanced data integration available between the two solution sets.
Mark Wilcox, Telematics Market Manager for the Innovation Division at Avery Weigh-Tronix said: “We immediately saw how well the two companies complement each other, not only in terms of their strong connections with council teams across the UK, but also in terms of skills and technologies. Working with Yotta helps ensure that we get in front of the right people within local authority teams.
“On the technology side also, Alloy brings great benefits,” added Mark. “It is a great tool in terms of its ability to connect assets, people and data across local authorities – but we were also very impressed with its visualisation capabilities.
The way Alloy displays information pictorially really helps drive understanding and decision-making but it also helps us gain the specification requirements needed to ensure inclusion in public sector tenders.”
Anique Bravenboer, Alliance Manager, Yotta, said: “Thanks to this partnership and the easy-to-use interface between the two companies’ software, we can add a new layer of functionality around vehicle tracking to our existing customer base. The synergy between Exactrak and ourselves should allow the partnership to reach not just UK customers but also a much wider international market over time.”
The partnership is well under way, with customers across the UK already using the combined solution – with data taken from Exactrak applications already being used in Alloy. The next steps are for both parties to work together to build further on opportunities already established in the UK and further afield.