News | June 13, 2017

World's First Practical Quantum Annealing Product Assessed As ‘Outstanding'

ServicePower, a market leader in hybrid mobile workforce management software, is pleased to announce that its joint Quantum Annealing research project with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has been awarded the highest grade of 'outstanding' by independent body Innovate UK.

The project has resulted in the world's first practical use of Quantum Annealing, which inspired by the laws of quantum physics, has enhanced the state-of-the-art in search techniques to better solve intractable industrial problems. It gains power over other techniques through the ability to maintain simultaneous solutions coupled with quantum tunneling effects, to search the billions of possible permutations for the ideal result. ServicePower is harnessing it, specifically Quantum Annealing, to help businesses optimize their often highly complex field service operations including the movement of people, parts and vehicles.

Key to this advance has been MMU and ServicePower's innovation to move away from Quantum Computing on hardware, where the costs are substantial, to a virtual software environment, where the power of quantum can be harnessed via the cloud on everyday machines, by any size of organization.

“I am delighted that the partnership between MMU and ServicePower, and the resulting research, has been recognized with the highest accolade by Innovate UK,” said Marne Martin, CEO of ServicePower. “Quantum Computing has the power to make enormous leaps, not just in field service but in many different areas of life and business. I am proud that through the hard work of dedicated and highly talented individuals at both organizations, that ServicePower is the first business to offer a commercially viable product driven by quantum annealing. Our competitors cannot get close to the level of innovation we continue to demonstrate.”

Innovate UK, which funded the research, is a Government sponsored innovation agency which works with people, companies and partner organizations to find and drive the science and technology innovations.

About ServicePower
For companies providing field based services, ServicePower offers a field service and mobile workforce management platform facilitating hybrid workforce management, enabling organizations to save money, improve customer satisfaction and drive new revenue by efficiently managing both captive and 3rd party service providers. ServicePower uniquely combines customer entitlement and real time communications, schedule and route optimization, work order, asset and inventory management, service and maintenance contract management, contractor management and dispatch, warranty and claims management, field mobility, and business intelligence of all field service interactions, in a single solution.

ServicePower also offers a fully managed network of 3rd party service providers to enable rapid and high-quality on-demand 'spill-over' servicing at peak times and in hard-to-reach locations across North America and the Europe. For more information, visit www.servicepower.com.

SOURCE: ServicePower