ISL is at the forefront of route optimisation software, in-cab navigation of optimised routes over customised travel networks, GIS based apps, and software systems to manage spatially distributed assets in various sectors as well as environmental consultancy in the UK and overseas.
The company was formed in 1993 to provide environmental advisory and management services to governments, international finance institutions, donor agencies and industry, in the field of solid waste management and environmental services. The name Integrated Skills came from the use of diverse disciplines to evolve innovative solutions. Over the following years, the Company has built a strong consultancy base in the UK and internationally delivering practical, strategic, economic, commercial, legal, technical and institutional advice.
With the increasing impact of Information Technology on the management of environmental services Integrated Skills developed a software solutions business to meet the requirements of existing and new customers.In 2000, Integrated Skills acquired distribution rights to RouteSmart for ArcGIS™, the world’s leading high-density routing software. It has become a route optimisation system of choice by a large number of organisations in the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East and led ISL to expand into sectors beyond environmental services to include utilities, newspaper distribution and parcel & postal services.
Later in the decade Integrated Skills developed a GIS based software solution to manage the environmental services operation in the Kingdom of Bahrain – Performance Manager.
A notable success for ISL was the development of the first fully operational street works coordination software, using GIS and workflow; Trafficworx.
In 2008, Integrated Skills added exclusive distribution rights to WinRoute™, a leading routing solution for the logistics industry which is used by over 200 organisations in Europe.
In 2011, ISL launched RouteSmart Navigator, a UK developed in-cab route/round navigation solution for RouteSmart users in all market sectors.
2012 saw the launch of RouteSmart Horizon™, an online solution to manage the optimised environmental service routes on a day-to-day basis (plan versus actual), which has since been further developed and rebranded as Fusion.
In 2015 ISL became the sole supplier of Binfo – an app for citizens to manage their waste & recycling bins and collections that includes Council alerts, collection day reminders and information on what can and cannot be recycled. Binfo has since been rebranded as Bin2Day.
In 2016 ISL developed a GIS based Highways Management System – Highwayworx, and 2017 will see the launch of the re-written Performance Manager 2 solution incorporating more smartphone & tablet app functionality.
In 2016 ISL also started to sell RaaS™ (Routing-as-a-Service), a Cloud based system-to-system solution for automated & dynamic route optimisation.