Accenture has upgraded its Fare Management Solution, which is implemented on the Microsoft Azure cloud for transit agencies.
With Accenture Fare Management Solution (AFMS), Accenture has expanded its offering for transit fare collection to an as-a-service model for both large and mid-size transit agencies.
The company will provide a flexible and scalable solution using a single, central customer account with real-time payments regardless of agency size, Accenture said.
With the new offering, both large and mid-sized transit agencies can accept a broad range of payment media, including contactless bank cards, smartcards, smartphone payment applications such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet and even non-financial contactless media.
Transit agencies can also benefit from an as-a-service model and helps to lower the total cost of ownership.
Company officials said Accenture will host the AFMS solution on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure, leverage the cloud management capabilities of the Accenture Cloud Platform with the skills and solutions of Avanade.
“This cloud-based, as-a-service model is flexible and can be scaled to integrate current payment options such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet,” said Alden Cuddihey, global lead for Accenture Transit and Tolling Services.
Last month, Accenture acquired Javelin Group to gain digital capabilities to enhance Accenture Strategy’s ability to serve international retail market in a better way.
Also, Accenture unveiled a version of its Air Cargo Suite software to help air cargo carriers become more flexible, competitive and efficient.