In a move to enhance operational efficiency and collaboration, Tower Transit is transitioning its Omnibus scheduling software to the supplier’s cloud-based platform. The decision applies to its operations under the LibertyBus (Jersey) and buses.gg (Guernsey) brands.
The cloud platform comprises numerous features, including vehicle scheduling, timetable publicity, mapping, crew scheduling, rostering, and data sharing. The change will decrease local infrastructure expenses and lessen the demand on the group’s IT resources. It will also empower the bus operator to scale operations to meet future growth needs.
Vincent Dalzell, Operations Director at Tower Transit, emphasises that the switch to cloud-based Omnibus software aligns with the company’s cloud business strategy. He says: “With the expansion of our scheduling team, working from different locations, we needed a solution that allowed for greater collaboration and enabled geographically dispersed teams to collaborate on tasks simultaneously.
“Omnibus is a trusted partner, and we have every confidence that together our efficiency through streamlined work processes will deliver an optimised network and ultimately an improved customer experience.”
Peter Crichton, founder of Omnibus, also expresses his company’s commitment to supporting Tower Transit in the transition. “Omnibus is delighted, and uniquely placed, to support Tower Transit through our 30+ years’ expertise, deep understanding of passenger transport, and ability to develop innovative technology,” he says. “Our cloud scheduling solution will enable Tower Transit to work smarter from one central platform that improves accuracy, flexibility and efficiency.”