Omnibus picks up innovation award for powerful new software features
Omnibus won Silver for innovation at the UK Bus Awards. It won in the New Horizons award for the powerful new features in CrewPLAN - the Omnibus crew optimisation system.
CrewPLAN is an automatic crew scheduling system developed by Omnibus and is used by bus companies across the world to create driver duties, quickly and efficiently.
The new CrewPLAN now allows users to consider more complex or nuanced possibilities quickly, via a streamlined process, to create consistently viable duties that are also more efficient.
After engaging with companies from across the UK bus industry, Omnibus has developed new features and enhanced functionality which give users greater control and can deliver even greater efficiencies, often resulting in enviable cost savings.
Clients have been quick to praise CrewPLAN’s capabilities.
Richard Brain, Scheduler for National Express West Midlands, found that he instantly saved two or more hours per rota each day, while Graham Atkins, Network & Schedules Planner for Yellow Buses in Bournemouth, says that it is a very powerful package, which has already saved him and his company many hours: “It’s a little bit of magic!”
Peter Crichton, Managing Director, Omnibus, says: “The UK Bus Awards are particularly important because they are independent and voted for by a panel of expert judges in each category, who take the time to assess all entrants personally.
"So we were delighted to receive this accolade for all the hard work that goes into developing our products to ensure they continue to deliver the very best results for our clients.”
The UK Bus Awards have been recognising industry excellence for over 20 years. Judges drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations made up six expert panels who assessed the entries. The UK Bus Awards’ mission is to ‘recognise, reward and inspire’.
Omnibus provides passenger transport software - to timetable, schedule, staff, record, manage and publicise services around the world saving customers time and money.
Designed to be flexible enough to meet with a client's unique demands, Omnibus software is employed by some of the world's largest passenger transport organisations and some of the smallest too.
The extensive range of software is designed for public transport operators, Local Authorities or executives, and encompasses timetabling, scheduling and operational requirements.
The core products available are robust and proven in use all over the world. These are augmented by more specialised modules which enable users to get the most value from the Omnibus solutions.
Omnibus provides the full service: from conception and design, through scheduling and publication, to management and operation.
Find out more: www.omnibus.uk.com