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Gaist partnership with Confirm set to drive forward asset management

The ability of local authorities to effectively manage their infrastructure assets is to take a significant step forward following a partnership between Gaist and the leading asset management software platform, Confirm.

The partnership will see Gaist’s detailed and high-definition data about the roads and roadside infrastructure, made available through the Confirm platform.

Confirm, which was last year acquired by Dude Solutions, is widely used by organisations across the public and private sector to support them in extending the life of their assets, managing their capital planning processes and maximising operational efficiencies.

Andrew Loveless at Gaist, said: “Gaist have long been committed to making our data, insight and services available to clients across multiple platforms. Partnering with the best platform providers will continue to allow us to provide our ground breaking ‘Roads as a Service’ provision, enabling private and public partners to access a range of datasets bespoke to their needs.”

“We are pleased to formalise the partnership in this manner and continue to bring the best roadscape data to Local Authority and other clients through the Confirm platform, further allowing them to meet current and future challenges.”

Steve Wilkens, GM at Confirm, said: “We are pleased to have been working with Gaist for almost 2 years to present the best possible data to our customers. As market leaders in managing assets and asset data, the compatibility between our solutions is a winning combination for our clients. We are proud to announce the formal partnership.”

Local authority (LA) fixed assets, including highways, are worth around £239 billion, which positions them as the second most costly resource for authorities to manage after staff.

While individual LAs vary considerably in the size and nature of their asset holdings, common challenges are presented by tightened budgets, the social and economic damage wrought by the pandemic and the need to embed sustainability and environmental requirements within their asset management strategies.

These challenges have made innovative, effective and ‘smarter’ ways of managing their assets ever more critical as they seek to ensure an economical, high-performing and resilient infrastructure to support flourishing communities.

The alliance with Confirm marks the latest in a series of partnerships by Gaist as it leverages its reputation for boundary-pushing and innovation to further advance management of infrastructure assets both in the UK and globally.

By working with ‘best-in-class’ organisations and combining insight, datasets and technology and expertise, Gaist will support public and private asset operators to better prioritise their resources and to develop management strategies which more effectively balance the need for sustainable, resilient infrastructure, sound budgeting and a high level of service for road-users.

About Gaist:

Since 2007 Gaist have partnered across central and local governments, geospatial industries and infrastructure and telecommunications companies on a mission to change how we understand and interpret the roadscape.

Offering transformational roadscape intelligence and insights tailored to client needs, Gaist are at the forefront of delivering solutions focused on delivering value to partners across 4 continents.

Fuelled by a further round of investment from BGF in 2021, Gaist are collaborating in a series of global partnerships with aligned data and geospatial groups- combining and layering its datasets and insights with ‘best-in-class’ partners to help further cement the UK’s reputation at the forefront of the transport technology market.

For further information, please contact: John.Cartledge@Gaist.co.uk

About Confirm by Dude Solutions:

Confirm is an enterprise asset management solution from Dude Solutions specifically designed to empower public bodies with the insight to make informed decisions on repair, maintenance and investment for critical public infrastructure assets against tightly constrained budgets and timescales.

For further information, please contact Sara Carter : sara.carter@dudesolutions.com

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