“Innovative technological solutions often make people reluctant at first since they don’t like making changes to their approach to work or their habits, but people are also concerned whether they would get a return on their investment in innovation.
The approach we adopted with Blees, which was only a 4-month pilot, allowed us to minimise the risk of a negative impact of changes to the process of transporting children to schools on the operation of our organisation. At the same time, we were able to quickly evaluate whether the solution offered by the supplier would significantly reduce our problems, which was the most important for us. The pilot showed that the preparation of transport data for inspections, or the carrier billing process can be really simple provided that we use a mature technology.
We clearly understood that the direction set by Blees is consistent with the direction we must follow if we want to minimise the organisational overhead related to the transportation of children to schools in our municipality. At the same time, we have taken the first steps towards building relations with a private sector partner who can help us in the future to change public transportation in our city for the better.”