German firm SAP (Systems Applications and Products) has supplied the software for back-office processing for the intelligent tolling system in Brisbane, Australia.

On identification of a vehicle by video cameras, billing information is passed to back-end SAP ERP Financials solution and the SAP Customer Relationship Management application for automatic deduction of the toll from a prepaid account.

The software allows the toll road operator Queensland Motorways to know who is travelling on its motorways, how often and at what times.

The tolling system, introduced seven months ago, linked sensor and imaging technology on the roadside to the back-office central systems.

The system is using IBM’s intelligent free-flow tolling central system solution and Thales’ roadside equipment solution on 16 new gantries across the road network.