Amey Chooses Confirm® from Pitney Bowes Business Insight to Support Birmingham’s Highways Infrastructure

£1.1million contract covers UK’s largest highways PFI

Windsor, Berks, 15 September 2010 - Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI), a global leader in location intelligence, data management and customer communication management software, data and services, has announced that Amey has chosen PBBI’s highways asset management system Confirm to support the 25 year, £2.7bn Birmingham Highways PFI. PBBI’s initial three year contract is worth £1.1m, with an option to extend two further years.

The PFI partnership between Amey and Birmingham City Council is the UK’s largest in the local government highways sector, and is responsible for 2,500km of the city’s road network, 100,000 street lights and over 850 highway bridges, structures and tunnels.

As well as helping Amey to manage and maintain the city's highways, bridges & structures, street lights and trees via a centralised system and database, Confirm will make it easier for members of the public to report any faults or issues with the municipal environment and for Amey to expedite an appropriate response.

Confirm will also help Amey to meet the requirements of legislation such as the TMA, New Roads & Street Works and UKPMS by systematically increasing its visibility of the Birmingham network. The PBBI team has worked closely with Amey to deliver a scalable on-demand solution.

“The efficient management and maintenance of Birmingham’s highways presents an enormous challenge,” said Mike Notman, Project Director for Birmingham Highways PFI. “Confirm will be central to the way in which we meet this challenge going forward. It will enable us to monitor all relevant assets in a holistic fashion and schedule repairs in a cost-effective way that minimises disruption to the public.”

About Confirm
Confirm is a modular software solution for the maintenance and management of public infrastructure assets and services including Highways, Lights, Structures, Street Works, Property Maintenance, Grounds, Trees, Cleansing and Waste. The system can be used by the asset steward organisations, service providers, partners, mobile workers and stakeholders in the value chain. With its powerful reporting capabilities, Confirm facilitates and underpins optimised asset maintenance without adding administrative overhead.

About Amey
Amey is a leading UK public services provider with more than 11,000 staff. The company works across three main markets - Inter Urban, Local Government and Built Environment, which are supported by our award-winning consultancy. Amey delivers services in the highways, roads, schools, waste, rail, fleet solutions, workspace, street lighting, housing and aviation sectors. By offering a complete life-cycle solution for services, we maximise efficiencies for our customers.

About Pitney Bowes Business Insight
Pitney Bowes Business Insight, a division of Pitney Bowes Software Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc., helps organisations to acquire, serve and grow customer relationships. Our leading-edge solutions in the areas of Customer Intelligence, Customer Communications and Customer Care enhance our customers’ operational systems and workflows, enabling them to manage their customer relationships more effectively. We offer unique and compelling capabilities, including location intelligence; GIS; predictive analytics; data quality, management and integration; and customer communications management. In combination, our solutions and capabilities deliver customer insights that create competitive advantages. Leading companies, government agencies and systems integrators rely on our global expertise and decades of leadership to improve their operational effectiveness and business results.

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