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Yotta delivers Horizons software to Kent County Council

Nov 4, 2019

Yotta’s Horizons set to deliver performance reporting and valuation of highways assets for Kent County Council

Delivery of visualised asset management software follows Yotta’s successful support of Ginger Lehmann surveying tender

Leamington Spa, UK, 4th November 2019 – Yotta has announced it is delivering its visualised asset management software solution, Horizons and supporting services to Kent County Council. The announcement follows on from Yotta‘s involvement in a successful bid for tender led by specialist highway surveying company, Ginger Lehmann.

The Council will be using Horizons to aid the development and delivery of its asset management strategy, develop lifecycle plans for its highway assets, monitor asset performance and provide evidence-based maintenance & investment decision making.

Horizons will support the Highways team at Kent to deliver long term value for money, targeted asset performance and excellent outcomes to road users across the county.

Yotta and Ginger Lehmann, which acquired the surveying arm of Yotta’s business in 2018, will work collaboratively on the project. Ginger Lehmann will deliver surveying services to the council and consult regularly with Yotta on progress on the asset management elements of the contract, which is contracted to run for two years. Ginger Lehmann will supply survey data to Yotta for analysis, in addition to providing a programme of how and when it should expect that data.

Horizons will enable the council to identify and prioritise areas of risk related to skidding resistance safety across the network, as well as enabling it to develop targeted future works programmes, build evidence for future funding bids, and effectively manage and maintain data related to its network assets.

Clive Lambourne, asset team leader, Kent County Council, said: “We are looking forward to working with Ginger Lehmann and Yotta over the next two years to continue surveying the condition of our roads. We hope to use their support to ensure our works are delivering the best long term value, take a strategic view of the condition our network and its expected future, and help develop our approach to asset management and data collection going forward.”

Yotta is also delivering a strong element of professional services and consultancy to support the Horizons implementation. Key to this will be a commitment to share industry best practice with the council and provide the highways team with the skills required to operate the system autonomously in the future.

Robert Fox, commercial manager, Ginger Lehmann, said: “We are looking forward to working in partnership with Yotta on this project. Our bid for the contract was very much based on taking a collaborative approach to delivering the required services whereby Ginger Lehmann could deliver the highest quality survey data and Yotta could maximise the service provision through use of the highest quality software and asset management support.

We believe our joint approach will not only ensure Kent County Council benefit from the best value services available but also that in partnership, we can deliver a full surveying and asset management solution that goes above and beyond the original requirements, which will hopefully be of great benefit to the Council.”

Julian Collins, principal consultant, Yotta, said: “Kent County Council is a forward-looking local authority, focused on delivering a best practice approach for Kent and driving continuous improvement through innovation. Both Yotta and Ginger Lehmann share that focus on quality of service delivery. Working with us on the project, Kent can be assured that they have invested in a service offering which will provide high quality data that can then be evaluated in a next-generation asset management system that can deliver outputs to help drive strategic decision-making for the council now and in the future.”

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