SPL WorldGroup, a company that delivers software applications to utilities worldwide, has purchased the Sidewinder business from Sidewinder Holdings Ltd. Sidewinder is a provider of real-time mobile resource optimisation software for vehicles and field personnel, and SPL has acquired its commercial operations subsidiary in the UK and its Australian subsidiary, which includes produce development, sales and support.

SPL says that scheduling and optimisation are central to mobile workforce applications, and SPL Mobile Workforce Management will be the first of its applications to benefit from the incorporation of Sidewinder technology.