Railway Undertaking

The rail transport company plans and optimises the use of its resources and attempts to organise its transport operations as optimally and efficiently as possible.


The railway transport company faces the challenge of using resources efficiently, especially locomotives, in order to ensure seamless operations. This includes organising locomotives in rotations to ensure availability for planned journeys and avoid bottlenecks. A rotation is a fixed schedule that specifies which locomotive will operate which routes in a certain period of time. By optimising these rotations, the company aims to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

It is also important to precisely plan and allocate the train paths, i.e. the specific sections of track and route required for the rotations. This ensures that the locomotives can travel the right routes and arrive at their destination on time.

Basic staff planning, also known as staff reservation, is also part of the process. This helps the company to ensure that sufficient qualified personnel are available for operations.


Data Overview

To ensure optimal and efficient resource planning, it is essential to consider different levels of planning.

These include daily, transport-specific, partnership, regional and resource-related planning.

Planning on a daily basis enables flexible responses to unexpected events and maximises efficiency in day-to-day operations.

Traffic-specific planning takes into consideration changes in demand to ensure smooth operations.

Partnership, resource and regional planning enables seamless collaboration with external partners and consideration of local requirements, infrastructure and resources.

See the Differences

Deviation management deals with differences at planning times, such as planning/planning or plan/actual. Delays/deviations are analysed in order to identify possible causes and take appropriate measures to adjust the planning. The goal is to improve planning accuracy and optimise scheduling compliance.


Working in different planning views makes it possible to work on the basis of standardised data. This includes calendar-based planning, in which events and tasks are planned in a chronological context, as well as tabular planning, which enables a clear presentation of data in the form of tables. By merging these planning views, complex projects can be efficiently coordinated and managed


Automating planning and optimising planning go hand in hand to make processes more efficient and improve results. Automation allows recurring tasks to be performed automatically, saving time, reducing human error and improving the quality of results.


Centralised data storage ensures that all relevant information is stored in one place and is easily accessible. This promotes collaboration and enables consistent data management. The integrated solution makes it possible to seamlessly link different business processes and provides a complete view of the organisation