9 May 2017 by Elizabeth Slow

Software and systems news round-up

With news on:  DCW receives support from software company PurGo; AMCS acquires software developer Senddr; and WCRS’ management reporting system.

DCW receives support from software company

Devon Contract Waste has thanked the PurGo Software Team for helping the company to get “back up and running” following a fire

The managing director of Devon Contract Waste has thanked the PurGo Software Team at VWS Software Solutions for helping the company to get “back up and running” following a fire which destroyed the company’s recycling centre in March.

According to DCW, the company switched to PurGo waste management software last year to manage the scheduling of collections, the collection and recording of data, admin and billing.

DCW said that after the fire the PurGo team worked all weekend to retrieve and rebuild customer databases and collection details, and this enabled DCW to continue its services with little if any disruption.

PurGo is a round management tool created by VWS Software Solutions. PurGo uses in-cab PDAs for scheduling, optimisation, routing, exception reporting, live vehicle location and activity reporting. Customers pay a monthly subscription for the use of the software that includes the support service should they need it.

Over 100 fire fighters were called to the scene in Marsh Barton, Exeter on 1 March and the premises sustained extensive damage. DCW is now using its transfer station site to process waste. It will be at least 12 months before the premises at Marsh Barton will be back in action.

AMCS acquires software developer Senddr

Irish recycling and waste vehicle software provider AMCS Group is set to launch a new digital engagement platform following its acquisition of Dublin-based software developer Senddr.

AMCS said Senddr brings a “great depth of technology and skills in process automation to the company”.

Jimmy Martin, chief executive of AMCS, said: “The waste and recycling industry is facing a major challenge to digitise their businesses, sell services online and interact with customers and subcontractors in the digital world.”

“Senddr’s offering includes an extensible Cloud Suite that we will incorporate in the AMCS platform. This will enable waste operators to rapidly deploy online services, offer a secure automated payment channel and provide a workspace to interact with subcontractors online.

Following the acquisition, AMCS said it will launch its digital engagement platform that enables operators to “better service customers and build stronger relationships through social media, digital assistants and connected (IoT) devices”.

WCRS launches management reporting system

Chameleon is a SMART system which provides clients with an intelligent set of reports and statistics

Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS), a waste management solutions provider based in the South East, has launched a new management reporting system named Chameleon.

The SMART system provides WCRS clients with an intelligent set of reports and statistics and includes information such as recycling performance month to month, a breakdown of waste by waste stream and details of energy saved through recycling and reductions in waste to landfill.

Dean Newton, sales director at WCRS said: “The system has already been well received by our client base, many of which are leading retailers, property management companies and logistics firms. Chameleon as its name suggests, will evolve and adapt over time, developed to meet the ever-changing business needs of our customers.”

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