SNCB chose Goal Systems for their Advanced Planning System and ERTMS Solutions’ Ontologies for systems integration
Strong of its expertise in railways systems planning, the company Goal Systems, and its GoalRail solution, have been awarded this project. They partner up with ERTMS Solutions convinced by their ODASE™ semantic integration solution.
SNCB has launched a call for tender for the supply of a new Advanced Planning System.
This new Advanced Planning System will have to be interfaced with a series of already active systems at SNCB (SAP, Viriato, Atlas, …), making the success of its integration critical.
Strong of its expertise in railways systems planning, the company Goal Systems, and its GoalRail solution, have been awarded this project.
In this context, Goal Systems decided to partner up with ERTMS Solutions, convinced by their ODASE™ semantic integration solution (read our previous article “Goal Systems launches #GoalAgileIntegrations with ERTMS Solutions and ODASE Ontologies”).
Eric Casillas, Goal Systems, Sales Director: “We have seen the results of ERTMS Solutions’ ODASE™ platform on a proof of concept, which didn’t leave room for doubt. When complex systems must be integrated, this solution is future proof, agile and cost effective. The contact with ERTMS Solutions’ team is excellent and easy, which of course makes it even better, notably during the project phase, where the ontology will be specified.”.
ERTMS Solutions will be in charge of integrating the GOAL software package with two of the major third-party systems: SAP HR and SAP M, using the ODASE™ Platform and tools.
Ontologies and semantic integration with ODASE™ are powerful tools for railway IT integrations:
– it reduces integration costs by 2 to 5
– it guarantees future-proof integrations
– it gives back the integration flows to the end user
– it allows domain experts to use the semantic web technology without needing to be specialist
Stanislas Pinte, ERTMS Solutions, Managing Director: “Our knowledge of the railway industry, combined with our unique platform and set of tools ODASE™, will be the guarantee that both Goal Systems and SNCB will be satisfied customers. This contract is the first of a series which we hope to be very long: the railway market is ready for ontologies, and the solution we offer deliver the highest value for our customers. With Odase™, no complex information systems’ integration will fail anymore.”
Goal Systems is a world leader providing software for the optimization of transport operations. Their products enable optimum generation of schedules and timetables, better planning of rolling stock and drivers, a more efficient allocation of all kind of staff categories as well as dispatching and control of resources, to achieve excellent results in all transport operations.
ERTMS Solutions is specialized in the development of innovative products for the railway signaling world, and is the first company providing industrial-strength Ontologies for the railway market, thanks to ODASE Ontologies platform.