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Icertis, Microsoft Ally For CityNext Initiative

Icertis, the provider of enterprise solutions in the Microsoft cloud, has announced that it will collaborate with Microsoft as part of Microsoft’s global CityNext initiative. CityNext helps cities take advantage of existing resources to build a sustainable model of innovation and support for eight critical functions: government administration, public safety, healthcare, buildings, tourism, education, transportation, and energy and water. The born-in-the-cloud Icertis PublicTransport Management product is the featured solution for the transportation function.

Transportation, especially public transport, is a key component of government spends. Icertis PublicTransport Management (IPM) is a next generation, Windows Azure based, public transportation management system that addresses the challenges of cost-effectively managing and optimising complex transit operations. This full-featured product leverages optimisation capability delivering value to both commuters and operators alike. The cloud architecture of IPM allows for quick adoption without the need for operators to maintain a complex IT environment.

Enhancing transportation operations using Windows Azure enables operators to amplify their customer service, while reducing operational costs. Accessibility to reliable safer and uninterrupted bus transportation service also promotes greater use of public transportation, improves traffic conditions, and city’s environmental health.

Commenting on the partnership, Jay Banerjee, GM and Global Head for Microsoft at Icertis said, “We are thrilled to be part of the Microsoft’s progressive CityNext initiative aimed at empowering cities and its citizens by creating a sustainable technology ecosystem. The motto at Icertis has always been to apply the cloud where it matters and taking it to the public transport function has the potential of positively impacting millions of lives worldwide.”

Lorenzo Madrid, World Wide Director for Transportation in Public Sector at Microsoft commented, “Public transport management is a complex function and requires innovative and scalable technology solutions to meet rapid urbanisation pressures. Icertis with its end to end Transport Management solution on the Windows Azure platform will help cities overcome their unique challenges and provide enhanced services to citizens.”

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Updated Date: Feb 03, 2017 00:10:47 IST

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