An industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) solution which helps, local authorities, NHS trusts, Universities and car park operators to seamlessly manage every aspect of their parking operations while being intuitive and hassle-free for customers, has been unveiled by the Metric Group.
The intelligent parking company, which works with 80% of UK local authorities and has a legacy of over 40 years in the sector, has launched Metric Connect, a suite of tools it describes as a ‘one-stop-shop, providing all parking needs in one place.’
An integrated cloud-based solution, it aims to streamline processes for users and enable both private and local authority operators to fully manage notice processing from end to end, saving considerable time and resource. It includes PayMyPark, an intuitive cashless payment app and website, enforcement app, back-office notice processing system, plus a configurable permit back-office management module and customer self-service PCN and permit websites. Additional benefits include an intelligent automatic workflow system and much more.
Bolstered by Metric’s global reputation for delivering reliable parking hardware and exemplary service support, Metric Connect represents a significant milestone for the group, according to Sharon Silcock, head of business development for software solutions.
Sharon was appointed at the start of 2023 to lead development of Metric Connect. She explains: “This is a pioneering new offering which signifies a huge change in the way Metric operates and serves our customers and prospects.
“The world is quickly evolving – parking systems and transport infrastructure are struggling to keep pace and we know our customers need support to effectively respond to these changes.
“Through the ‘one stop shop’ of Metric Connect, we are giving back control and offering an essential lifeline to those who manage car parks and have responsibility for traffic systems in towns and cities across the nation. By bringing everything together in one place, our technology can add value where it is needed most, through reduced administration costs, improved compliance, and better integration to positively impact challenges surrounding areas including congestion, security, and green vehicles.”
Drawing on her unrivalled industry expertise in the parking sector, Sharon spent months working with developers in New Zealand to bring the vision for Metric Connect to life.
Sharon continues: “This is a competitive landscape and so it was incredibly important to us that the technology we launch is not only completely unique to what’s out there, but that it’s easy to use, learn from and improve compliance in the industry”.
Metric Connect will be officially unveiled at the UK’s leading parking sector tradeshow, Parkex. Attendees to the Birmingham NEC show, which runs from 6-8 June 2023, can pop by Metric Group’s stand (Booth P110) for a free demo and to learn more.
METRIC is first and foremost a technology company. We design and develop new and innovative solutions for the parking and transport sectors. METRIC have a long history of being at the forefront of design and innovation, our company has produced many firsts from the first ticket machine to allow overlapping farestages and first all-electronic desktop calculator to the world’s first electronic pay & display machine.