Civica has secured new contracts for its fleet management systems with both Scottish Fire and Police Scotland.
Following the combination in 2013 of the eight Scottish police forces and eight fire services to form Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service respectively, both independently chose Civica’s Tranman software to manage their large national fleets.
In addition to helping achieve efficiency savings anticipated by the respective single organisations, Civica’s ability to as a partner for the future was also a key factor in the selection.
Civica’s experience of successfully merging systems together, integrating multiple and large datasets into a single database, whilst driving out savings, was a key factor in the decision for both organisations, it says.
It has a huge breadth of experience in the emergency services having carried out similar projects before for Norfolk and Suffolk Police, Kent and Essex Police, and most recently a shared system in between three Yorkshire police forces.
Both organisations will be using Tranman’s touchscreen technology in their workshops spread across Scotland, allowing data to be easily input by technicians directly into the system, giving the central teams visibility of current availability and costs immediately.
Stewart Taylor, national fleet manager at Police Scotland, said: “We needed a state of the art system, using the latest technology, to enable us to standardise processes quickly across the new organisation, and ensure maximum efficiency in our operations.
“Tranman proved to be the system that could not only deliver that now, but as a strategic partner over the long term."
This success for Civica means the company provides national fleet management systems to all three emergency services in Scotland, including the Scottish Ambulance Service, as well as half of the 32 Scottish local authorities.