Asset Management Software

November 2016: AMX User Group round-up

Last week AMX hosted over 30 Bridge, Flood, Highways and Systems engineers from across the country at Cardiff County Council’s fantastic offices in the Bay. Our annual event is an opportunity for all our users to get together and share ideas, best practice and quiz the development team on new developments and functionality that would benefit their ongoing programmes.

The highlights included:


  • a presentation from Cardiff’s Team Leader of Assets Andy Greener. He outlined how important it is to look at the bigger picture, start by laying the right foundations and build up, step-by-step. He made clear that implementing change in a big organisation is no easy task and there is a lot of hard work involved, but the benefits of adopting a ‘business as usual’ approach to asset maintenance and the policies and procedures that go with it reap massive rewards when able to present clear, accurate, money-saving information to key decision-makers and money managers.
  • a mini-training session on new reporting functionality, enabling customisation with colour coding and filtering to make summarising data more user-friendly.
  • a demonstration of the mobile handset functionality across multiple operating systems. Broadly, the form templates for inspections that are created in the main desktop version of AMX can be pushed out to a device along with a schedule of actions. This enables the inspector to capture data on site and reduce paperwork and data entry time by synchronising the data once complete.
  • a demonstration of the web-based version of AMX, a simplified easy to navigate system with a customisable dashboard for individual users and enabling use remotely.
  • round table break-out sessions for each sector, led by an experienced AMX user and with on hand help from the AMX team, many common issues were raised and explored with an opportunity for those who have already gone through the change process to offer support and tactical input to those getting more familiar with how AMX can facilitate improvements.

Overall, the day was positively received by all that attended and many left with a better understanding of the scope and potential of AMX in relation to their individual objectives, in some cases even agreeing to further separate discussions.

We are looking forward to continuing to grow this event with our customers over the coming years, and will keep the website up to date with any future similar events.