Nascent Info Technologies: Assisting Government Bodies in Achieving the Goal of Smart Cities

With its growing value and broad applicability, GIS technology has been responsible for driving some of the major changes around us. Country-wide projects such as Smart Cities, R-APDRP, NLRMP, and Property Taxation System are only some of the notable instances where GIS has been playing a vital role. Evolving through time to encompass a plethora of modern technologies and advance processes, GIS today reigns as an indispensable decision making tool that empowers decision makers to assess and create sustainable urban policies and smart places to live, learn, experience, socialise and grow.

In order to enable organisations to leverage the advantages of this revolutionary technology, Nascent Info Technologies, aspires to drive the segment with a new perspective, aligning with the government’s mandate of deploying sustainable and scalable Geospatial Data Creation and Application Development. This new perspective is manifested in the company’s technology agnostic and modern solutions which have been implemented by various ULBs, development authorities and utility players. Nascent offers end-to-end Geospatial Solutions covering Mapping, Topographical and Door to Door Field Survey and OGC compliant GeoPortal Development (Intranet Portal with analytics, Public Portal and mobile based Geo Survey App, integrated with leading ERPs and COTS products. Nascent as a CMMI Level 3 Software development company also boasts of a range of flagship solutions besides the GIS segment, which includes ERP, Digital/Social Media and Custom Mobile-Web Application Development solutions. Explaining the capabilities of the company, Maulik Bhagat, Managing Director- Nascent Info Technologies says, “Nascent is heavily investing in GIS with a special focus on quality deliveries. We bring expertise on both enterprises and open source platforms in developing GIS systems. Also, we are well versed with resources and technological know how that enables us to cater to different geospatial requirements of customers across verticals.”

Enhancing operational efficiency
Developed exclusively for Urban Local Bodies and their operations, Nascent’s flagship GIS Solution - Layers is a robust product that has been architected after in-depth research of their processes and their GIS application requirements. The private sector is also a key beneficiary of the company’s products where Nascent’s GIS technologies have been leveraged to manage crucial areas of asset management, customer service and communication. Layers enables businesses to achieve their goal of increased efficiency, while being cost effective. It has already proved its prowess in various sectors like forestry and oil& Gas, and retail businesses. Maulik Bhagat shares, “In the various private sector businesses, their assets and resources are now being maintained as an enterprise information system. This significantly eased up their day-to-day work and management tasks along with the provision of a broader context for assets and resource management. ”Additionally, water supply, electricity distribution and solid waste management are amongst a few other instances where the company has assisted the local bodies to enhance their operational efficiency.

Out of the Box
Nascent believes in defining its own path in the industry. This belief reflects in all spheres of its operations! It can be found in Nascent
defining and propagating its own “Mantras” instead of the usual Vision and Mission Statements. Its emphasis on a design based approach for giving solutions with user centric design to deliver enhanced user friendly experiences with the use of apt and simple User Interfaces is yet another example. The organisation is built on a culture based on Human-to-Human approach and is driven by a young and talented pool of professionals that is headed by a seasoned management team. Thinking out-of-the-box remains one of the chief methods of addressing challenges. Envisioning the future, Maulik Bhagat delineates, “As an organisation, Nascent is very bullish on the Geospatial business especially for the Municipal domain. Keeping smart cities’ future requirements in mind, we are constantly enhancing our geo solution product.” Future editions of Nascent Layers shall be rolled out soon with enhanced features such as in-built connector that will prove particularly useful for smart city components like Integrated Command and Control Software, ITMS, City Surveillance and more. Nascent is also steadily expanding to national and international markets with its proven solutions.

Maulik Bhagat, MD

A Robust Security Framework
Nascent holds a Tier III complaint, scalable and highly available datacentre called DATAVault where production and development servers are hosted along with well documented processes and SOPs in place. It is a fully redundant site designed with redundancy for all critical equipment. The datacentre draws power from a highly reliable source with a record of high uptime. Power is further backed up to run for multiple hours through UPS. Redundant air-conditioners are also available. Topping it all, enterprise back up and data recovery shield all operations against the most sophisticated of threats.

One Solution for all Municipal Activities
In alignment with the company’s vision of out-of-the-box solutions, Nascent has innovated City Layers, a Web GIS tool built on top of an Open Source Platform. Accessible on desktops, mobile devices and on all web browsers, City Layers is targeted at municipalities, to help them manage the humongous data generated from innumerable sources for enhanced decision making. It enables them to plan, execute and monitor developmental activities with visual representation on a common map. Be it town planning and development, land and estate, education, or healthcare, it caters to multiple departments along with scope for better engagement with the citizens. Capable of integrating with various e-governance solutions, City Layers will prove to be pivotal in meeting the needs of a modern city.