The OTISS Story

0At its core, Transoft Solutions is a company that designs industry leading software by engineers for engineers. We maintain a continuous feedback loop with our clients and actively incorporate research gathered over the last 20 years to keep our products at the forefront of the transportation industry.

Established in 1991, Transoft Solutions Inc. develops the most thoroughly researched and innovative software solutions for the transportation engineering and infrastructure design community. Transoft Solutions' suite of productivity enhancing software have become the de-facto standard trusted by over 90% of the ENR's Top 100 AEC firms and over 85% of North America's Departments of Transportation.

OTISS is the world's first cloud-based trip generation software and marks the beginning of a comprehensive suite of on-demand solutions. OTISS, which stands for Online Traffic Impact Analysis Study Software, is the result of a close collaboration between Transoft Solutions, Inc., the leader in transportation engineering design solutions, and ITE, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, one of the longest standing and most respected organizations in the world with nearly 17,000 members spread across 90 countries.

The vision for OTISS began in August 2010 during a chance meeting which took place at the ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Discussions accelerated and the decision to collaborate on the development of Trip Generation software began shortly thereafter.

In the spring of 2011, select ITE members participated in feedback sessions which helped create the OTISS framework. Transoft's engineers then began development in the summer of 2011 making refinements based on two closed-beta programs conducted in December 2011 and February 2012 respectively.

OTISS marks Transoft's first foray into the modern-day distribution method known as SaaS, or software-as-a-service, which industry experts tout as the 'wave of the future' citing accessibility and ease of management as reasons why it is quickly becoming the favored model by software publishers, end-users and enterprises. With OTISS, Transoft further solidifies its stance as the premiere transportation solutions innovator for professionals worldwide.

The first version of OTISS was released in March 2012 with the ultimate goal of creating a comprehensive solution to meet most elements of traffic impact analyses (TIA's). As future versions of the software are released, the software will become more robust and continue to deliver time-saving functionality to traffic engineers.

About the Institute of Transportation Engineers

0Established in 1930, the Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.