Streetline Joins SAP PartnerEdge as a Software Solution Partner
Streetline Inc. announced it is partnering with global business software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP),joining the SAP® PartnerEdge(TM) program as a software solution partner.
The new partnership combines the expertise of Streetline, a global leader in sensor-based smart city solutions, with SAP's innovative solutions for the public sector, to help local and municipal governments increase revenue and manage critical parking assets more efficiently.
Experts estimate that over 30 percent of traffic congestion in cities is caused by drivers looking for parking. The link between SAP and Streetline will help municipalities speed deployment of smart parking systems using Streetline's patented low-power wireless networks and sensors - providing drivers a quick and easy way to locate inexpensive parking, while enabling cities to manage their parking resources more efficiently.
As more cities struggle to reduce costs and manage resources, there is an increasing need for advanced sensor technologies like Streetline's which enable cities to communicate and gain valuable information form physical objects and environments such as parking spaces. Streetline's web based and mobile solutions leverage this sensor enabled real-time data to deliver a suite of workforce management, policy and consumer applications.
"This partnership with SAP is a key step toward our goal of building smarter cities," said Zia Yusuf, CEO, Streetline Inc. "Being part of the SAP PartnerEdge program sets the foundation for an expanded relationship which will bring tremendous value to local and municipal governments around the world. Smart Parking is only the first step as we leverage the use of sensor technologies in a city environment to become better at managing scarce city resources and improving citizen services."
Streetline and SAP will explore areas where solutions from the two companies can integrate together to provide a more comprehensive service for city governments. Potential areas of integration could include integrating Streetline applications with analytical solutions from BusinessObjects(TM) and mobile solutions from Sybase.
About Streetline Networks
Streetline designs and operates ultra-low power sensor networks that communicate with physical objects and environments allowing drivers to quickly locate inexpensive parking and cities an efficient way to manage their parking resources. Currently deployed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sausalito, Streetline's web based and mobile solutions leverage sensor enabled real time information to deliver a suite of workforce management, policy and consumer applications. For more information visit: www.streetlinenetworks.com.