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Innovative, Independent Smart Business Solutions
Smartran is the leading provider of innovative independent consultancy services and practical solutions to government organisations, Higher Education, developers and transport service providers.
Smartran offers a wide range of consulting services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business. We partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and designing high quality and scalable solutions. Click About us to learn more.
What we do
Discover Our Expertise and Smart Solutions
Smartran offers clients a broad range of professional expertise which can be applied to all stages of a project's life-cycle. We are currently assisting clients in the areas of transport ticketing, Local Authority resident smart cards, higher education, incentive schemes, contactless payment applications and improved delivery of existing services. We typically undertake assignments which make it easier for residents and customers to access our clients' services.
We examine what organisations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. We then strategise using smart tools and global resources in order to understand the implications of every choice our clients can make. Based on our unique experience and business relationships, we bring you exciting and effective solutions for transport ticketing, multi-application smart card schemes and related access control, retailing, cash collection payment, e-commerce and settlement requirements.
Smartran brings together a wealth of experience with smart card technology, Account Based Ticketing, contactless EMV, NFC mobile applications and other transport ticketing methods. We have led projects to deliver customer friendly ticketing propositions and improved user experience including vending machines, validators, handheld machines and mobile apps. We have provided ITSO technical consultancy support services to Transport Authorities and Operators to implement smart ticketing.
We managed the implementation and testing of innovative first of a kind cloud services which relies on contactless payment cards for touch on/touch off to speed up customer boarding and offer a best price proposition.
We advised several major bidders with their propositions for ABT back office, payment processing and Merchant Acquiring services based on the Transit EMV mechanism. We had to address the complex challenges of multiple different operators, multi-modal journeys, integration of different bus, gate and validator technology, apportionment of revenue and settlement back to the operators.
Pay Fast, Pay Smart, Pay Contactless
Pay-C is the exciting brand for our expertise and capability in delivering fast, smart, contactless payment and multi-operator ticketing for transit and other services.
With our help, Transit EMV, PAYG, ABT/customer accounts, smart cards, and mobile apps can be made to work effectively together. We are now making our expertise and experience available under the Pay-C service brand for our consultancy and project managements services for smart ticketing in transport.
Smartran has built unique experience developing, testing and implementing the first full PAYG touch on/touch off Model 2 for contactless payment acceptance on bus in the UK. This pioneering initiative was well received by customers and operators.
Under the Pay-C brand we offer our expertise in:
Proposition definition and development
EMV payment service integration and certification
Setup and operation of trials
Transition and rollout
Project and Programme Management
Through our work with Local Authorities, voluntary sector, transport authorities and leisure service providers, we have identified a common need for sustainable effective long term incentives which are valued by the recipients. There are over 2000 well known national online brands supporting these schemes by funding cash back rewards, discounts and special offers for members.
Eco Rewards offers rewards and incentives for schools, businesses and communities to encourage residents and students to choose greener travel options and reduce their carbon footprint. Collectively, participants could save £100ks per annum on fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 1000s tonnes.
Both central government initiatives (e.g. Concessionary Transport) and local requirements for access to services are driving local government to implement schemes which employ smart card technology. Whether you have an existing project underway, are planning an extension to an existing scheme or are considering how to tackle a new initiative, Smartran is uniquely placed to assist.
We can respond to a wide range of smart card related projects from our pool of subject experts and build an integrated project team with the right skills mix for a long term assignment.
Smartran has extensive experience designing and implementing card schemes for schools, colleges and Universities. We have extended resident card schemes to support multiple applications in secondary schools and helped Universities rollout multi-purpose cards for their staff and students.
We have experience working with many of the key providers of systems and can help you deliver complex schemes to schedule and budget. We have detailed knowledge of payment methods, building access control, print/copy services, library access, attendance monitoring and other uses of smartcards.