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Car parking made app-solutely simple

Sejuti Das | June 30, 2016
KPIT Technologies has implemented pivotal cloud foundry digital platform to develop a Smart Parking System for enhancing its employees’ experience.

That's not it. The Smart Parking System or the Commute Application even wishes employees if it happens to be their birthday or work anniversary. "To create each day an experience for our employees we have added another layer in the application software of greeting them with personalized messages. Also, when they leave for home after work, an update flashes on their phones about the time it will take them to get there, based on traffic data from Google Maps," said Marulkar.

KPIT has used its core area of expertise-technology-to improve employee experience in its campus. "This whole integration of smart commute application has been from the backend and is developed around the pivotal cloud foundry digital platform," said Marulkar, "Cloud foundry is an open source platform . On top of that, we have built a lot of connectors around it to customize and improve the application for our employees."

KPIT is gung ho with this project. This application is a part of the company's larger initiative, known as Smart Enterprise. According to Marulkar, Smart Enterprise has many pillars, and one of the pillars is Smart Campus. As a part of the Smart Campus initiative the company has automated all the possible aspects of its campus-cafeteria services, guest management, incident reporting and parking management among others.

To mention a few benefits, Marulkar said that apart from updating employees with the current parking situation, the system also helps in avoiding the needless circling of office building blocks to search a parking spot, and thereby reducing the car emissions. Vehicle ingress and egress have also been made more convenient with the implementation of hassle free parking system.

The company also availed benefits such as extending the life of existing infrastructure, increasing revenue, improving accessibility, better utilization of assets, reducing congestion and improving safety. "It basically simplifies and eases the pain of people while they reach office, which in turn improves employees' satisfaction. It also makes every interaction  memorable for our employees," concluded Marulkar.

Source: CIO India


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