IPLBath-based software services company IPL has been awarded a contract worth £9m by the Environment Agency. IPL will work alongside Manhattan Atrium to implement a new flood defence asset management system.

2014 marks IPL’s 35th year of business in Bath. The company has previously worked with the Orange mobile network, Nationwide, Kent police and B&NES council, the latter providing a new IT system that helped save £1.6 million.

Under the new contract, IPL’s four-year programme will begin with implementing Manhattan Atrium’s Enterprise Asset Management suite, designed to reduce the administrative costs behind maintenance planning, delivery and reporting.

The Environment Agency has a network of over 150,000 flood defence assets in England. According to IPL, the new system “…will give [the agency] a single view of all maintenance activity nationwide, enabling it to create efficiently prioritised schedules based on local need and available funding”.

On the new contract, CEO at IPL Paul Jobbins said: “As recent events prove, this programme is of huge national importance, and we’re pleased that the Environment Agency has selected IPL to deliver it. We look forward to bringing our long-established expertise in creating business-critical business systems to this high-profile programme to create something truly exceptional.”

 

 

Josh Ryall