The best contemporary colleges and universities pride themselves on being at the forefront of modern educational techniques, using technology and software to make student learning and management more effective. These institutions deserve a similarly leading edge approach to managing car park usage across staff, students, visitors and the public. The last thing a student wants to see is a paper permit!
Peak time management
Major peak periods can mean the need to pre-allocate parking permits and permissions down to
specific site and space. Our system is perfect for that
Self service permits Peak times of staff arrivals and student registration creates an unwelcome admin burden. Our highly configurable permits system allows you to specifiy criteria so that students and staff can apply for and secure permits online
Abuse prevention We know many sites are in proximity to town and city centres. Our system allows for effective tackling of abuse whilst offering a flexible ad hoc payment and parking tool to generate revenue from public parking
This Development is the largest capital project in the history of the University. With diverse parking requirements, this needed some smart thinking to make the complex simple.
The vision is to create a new district and extension to the city, centred around a mixed academic and urban community. The development includes 3,000 homes, accommodation for 2,000 postgraduates and 100,000 sqm of academic and research and development space plus community facilities such as a primary school, community centre, health centre, supermarket and local shops. The University needed to find a partner that could help manage not just car park spaces but also resident, staff, student and visitor permits and enforcement. Importantly, as a contemporary mixed use development eco-friendly, sustainable technology-led solutions were a major priority.
visitor permits annually
Facilities Manager at the University
Deterred the university from implementing a paper based permit system and built a highly configurable application that allowed the client to define questionnaires in order to facilitate the application and awarding of parking permits
Integration of this application with our MPA whitelist system that creates and allocates virtual pemits based on their parking needs
Permit holders are also able to access virtual guest permits for friends & family
AP call centre support to assist with permit applications
Handheld devices & software to allow the university to patrol and check for parking contraventions
The AP system replaced the universities fledgling plan for scratch card style permits, removing printing costs and a major admin burden
Increased service levels for permit holders and reduced costs
Completely removed the administrative burden of processing permit aplications
Created a database of permit holder information that can be used in future for changes of circumstances, easier renewals, enforcement and even customer research to assist with ongoing improvements
“With the entire solution under one AP roof, designing and implementing the whole solution collaboratively
was a breeze. The potentially massive task of running a scratch card system was thankfully avoided meaning
that we didn't have the additional costs to consider. Of course, this fits right in with our brand as a leader.”