Icertis and Microsoft team up to empower governments, citizens, and businesses worldwide to transform cities and their future

Aug 20, 2013, 09:00 ET from Icertis

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Icertis, one of the leading providers of enterprise solutions in the Microsoft cloud, today announced that it will collaborate with Microsoft as part of its 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 spend. Icertis PublicTransport Management (IPM) is a next generation, Windows Azure based public transportation management system that addresses the challenges of cost-effectively managing and optimizing complex transit operations. This full-featured product leverages optimization 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 has commented that "Public transport management is a complex function and requires innovative and scalable technology solutions to meet rapid urbanization 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."

About Icertis

Icertis is one of the leading providers of enterprise solutions in the Microsoft Cloud. The company's cloud-native products and services address specific enterprise business needs by fully leveraging the cloud's elasticity, ubiquity, and availability. Icertis' product suite includes comprehensive ERP-surround solutions for contract and compliance management, transportation management, public transport management, and fleet management. The products have flexible deployment models – on-cloud, on-premises and hybrid options to ensure that diverse requirements for cost, compliance, and security are met. Icertis' cloud-native services help customers build innovative, secure, and easy-to-use applications, leveraging prefabricated frameworks and adapters and modules to integrate data from multiple locations. Icertis products and solutions are deployed in multiple Fortune 500 companies and have received great reviews from both users and analysts alike.

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