Asset Management Software

November 2017: User Group 2017 round-up

Last week saw the gathering of like minds in Herefordshire at the AMX Annual User Group. The most attended event so far included over 50 engineers and managers from 20 Local Government and Contracting infrastructure asset management teams covering Highways and Bridges, Flood Risk and Waterways.

The key theme of the day was evolution. The keynote presentation by Richard Perkins of Balfour Beatty Living Places covered the development of AMX within Herefordshire Councils Asset Management teams to grasp understanding and experience from establishing one database and rolling that out across multiple sectors in a carefully planned step by step manner.

Bringing together the various teams and councils from different regions, all facing similar challenges, also contributed to the evolution theme with new contacts being made within industry fields, ideas being shared and potential solutions discovered.

The afternoon breakout sessions for each sector also enabled the AMX team to share developments unique to specialist fields and identify potential improvements from users that would help enhance the system for the benefit of everyone.

Overall feedback was incredibly positive with comments such as “useful, beneficial, informative and enlightening” from the delegates and over 89% saying they would likely attend again next year.

Can you help us to host next year’s event… Numbers next year could be nearer 75 particularly with completion of upgrades for all our BMX customers due by Christmas. If you have space to host our group, including small breakout rooms for our afternoon sessions and some catering facilities please do get in touch with Jassima and we’d be happy to discuss options with you.