Complementary application, Alloy Mobile will drive enhanced efficiencies for local authorities
Leamington Spa, UK, 11 April 2018 – Technology company, Yotta, has announced the launch of a mobile version of Alloy, its next-generation connected asset management platform. Alloy Mobile will drive operational efficiencies for council’s highways maintenance teams carrying out inspections or simply working on assets: engineers fixing street lights, for example, or repairing road surfaces.
Alloy Mobile supports all Alloy modules including Asset Core, which sits at the heart of the Alloy system and enables the creation of custom assets. Now available to users in the form of an app, Alloy Mobile is fully integrated with the main Alloy platform, which was launched in 2017. Designed from the outset as an enterprise-level cloud solution, Alloy allows users to achieve greater connectivity between assets, people and organisations. It provides rich, server-based mapping and Mesh functionality that embraces sensor-connected assets, allowing users to cross-examine them to further enhance decision-making.
“With Alloy Mobile, we were looking for a way to make it easier for council staff working out in the field to quickly take advantage of all the benefits of Alloy,” says Manish Jethwa, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Yotta. “Partly, it’s about ease of use. Field workers can simply open the app on their phones and immediately receive a list of work that has been assigned to them for that day while being able to quickly and easily submit updates as they complete their identified jobs.
With Alloy Mobile, we were looking for a way to make it easier for council staff working out in the field to quickly take advantage of all the benefits of Alloy.
Manish Jethwa, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Yotta
“As we did with the main Alloy platform, Alloy Mobile has been designed from the ground up so the two can be fully integrated. You can do work on your own account in the web-based Alloy system and you immediately see that populate on the mobile solution and vice versa.
“It’s also very much about richness of functionality,” Jethwa continues. “Users can look up the full inventory of assets held on their network. If they identify an issue or an anomaly, they can review the inventory remotely and see if a record of it already exists. If not, they can create record of it so that it is planned into the maintenance schedule, or just correct a difference between the record and the reality. This drives up user productivity and, by helping deliver more accurate data about assets, supports councils’ decision-making.
“Another key benefit of Alloy Mobile is that users can continue to work offline when no mobile connectivity is available. All changes made are immediately synchronised the next time they go back online.”
Looking to the future, the intention is that Alloy Mobile will evolve to accommodate different types of work that a local authority does every day. Its capability will also increase over time to accommodate new customised assets, developed from scratch within the main Alloy solution.
Alloy Mobile is currently available on Android mobile devices, with support for the iOS operating system coming soon.
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