The UK’s Department for Transport selected NEC Software Solutions to deliver a live registration, payment and enforcement system for foreign trucks. The system is a complex managed service encompassing technology, infrastructure, software, and business operations.
Under the levy scheme, operators need to pay before they arrive on UK soil, so the system must be available at all times. Similarly, enforcement officers need to be able to check vehicle compliance on a 24x7 basis. To ensure this level of system availability, NEC Software Solutions selected Dbvisit Standby as their business continuity software for Oracle Standard Edition.
The key challenge for the project was that NEC Software Solutions had only six months to develop, test and implement the system that would deal with £30 million in revenue per year and be available 24 hours a day. Furthermore, with a fixed legislative date for go live and significant penalties for non-delivery, NEC Software Solutions needed to ensure they had a cost-effective and robust solution which was fully operational from day one.