Since the end of 2019, the Yvelines Departmental Council (France) has been using Sharvy to manage its parking spaces. A look at the main features of this project, which began with the management of a 100-space car park.

The context of the Yvelines Departmental Council

The Department’s headquarters, located in the centre of Versailles, has a car park with 100 spaces for 450 staff members on this site. Until now, these spaces were allocated by name. As the car park was full, staff members were put on a waiting list to obtain an allocated space and have access to the car park. However, due to business travel, teleworking and holidays, it was not uncommon for spaces to remain unoccupied during the day!

« We had available spaces, but we could not allocate them temporarily to other agents, which created some frustration and dissatisfaction. »

Florence Duhamel, Car Fleet Manager

The implementation of Sharvy

A call for tenders is launched in the summer of 2019 to identify the most suitable solution to manage the car park in a simple and fast way. Sharvy responded and was selected. The project, led by the Vehicle Fleet Department of the General Resources Department, was launched in September. Sharvy was then deployed in a few weeks.

The benefits

Now, more than 200 vehicles have access to the car park of the Yvelines Departmental Council in Versailles, compared with 100 previously. The Sharvy application, which was quickly taken up by the staff, has enabled informal collaborative use to become widespread. Some employees were already in the habit of lending a non-holder colleague their parking space in case of absence. 

« The solution is very flexible and functional. The staff who use the reservation system are empowered. They have understood the benefits and comply with the systematic reservation rule, thus freeing up places for colleagues in the event of absence. This cooperation of all parties makes it possible to increase the number of spaces. We have estimated the potential for additional availability of spaces at at least 30%. »

Florence Duhamel, Car Fleet Manager

What next?

The solution has been extended to another 270 spaces car park of the Departmental Council in another site occupied by 660 employees.
The application will also be used for visitor access at the Department’s two main sites.

« Sharvy will accompany the future reorganisation of car parks. For example, the future installation of electric terminals will require the redesign of parking spaces in certain areas. The application will limit the inconvenience of these changes by dynamically reallocating spaces. »

Christine Galland, Head of General Services

Like the Conseil Départemental des Yvelines, you too can opt for intelligent and digital management of your company car park!