Aberdeen-headquartered, STC INSISO has announced two significant software agreements with water utilities covering South West England, the Midlands and Wales.

Severn Trent Water has signed an 18-month SaaS (software as a service) contract to use STC INSISO’s audit and investigation tool, COMET Investigate, and this could potentially be extended to a three-year deal. Meanwhile South West Water, has renewed its contract for the product, with both deals totalling over £70k.

South West Water, and parent company Pennon Group, have been COMET customers for several years. STC INSISO created content for the company’s HomeSafe programme previously, which was designed to improve safety performance through the delivery of e-learning modules. The latest contract renewal will involve South West Water committing to a revised ‘purchase and support’ agreement.

Steve Holmes, Chief Operating Officer at STC INSISO, said: “Supporting the UK water sector through two of the largest suppliers is a real positive for STC INSISO. Growing our presence in the water and the broader utilities sector is a strategic goal of ours, so we are delighted that South West Water has extended its contract for our COMET Investigate software, and that we’re now supporting Severn Trent too, following a successful pilot of COMET late last year.

“The water utility sector is a mature, safe, and forward-looking sector and the adoption of COMET by two of its bigger providers shows how serious it is about maintaining that position and making further gains to protect its people and the environment.”

The COMET toolkit is widely utilised in a number of industries to control risk and assure operations, however, many of STC INSISO’s key customers are within the utilities industries and the company will have a presence at the forthcoming Utility Week Live event in Birmingham on May 16 and 17.

COMET Investigate is a world-leading methodology, training package and online solution for incident investigation, root cause analysis and incident prevention, built by a team with over 400 years of investigative experience and heritage.

For more information, go to www.cometanalysis.com

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