(Stockholm May 24, 2012) EVRY, previously EDB ErgoGroup SYSteam, has in cooperation with its Indian offshore global delivery arm received an acceptance of delivery of a new IT system that has been developed for the European railway market. The purpose of the new IT system is to support a common standard in the first phase of TAF TSI-implementation [*].
TAF TSI has been created for more effective and interoperable transports on the European railways that have been regulated according to directives from EU (Directive 2001/16/EC). The new 6 year contract where the system has been developed during 18 months by EVRY Indian global delivery arm SPAN, will now be operational and will be managed, hosted and maintained by EVRY. The contract includes also services such as helpdesk and 100 onsite installations at client site.
The new SOA-system, based on JBoss ESB, will be one of the cornerstones of TAF TSI standard that shall be implemented by the European railway undertakings and Infrastructure managers. European Commission is partially financing the project but 50 European Railway Companies are paying most of the costs through Common Components Group. These 50 companies are the owners of the system now and will give access to all interested companies.
« We are impressed of the high professional project management of EVRY. It was not only an execution of a contract but a constructive and fair partnership. Together with our team the project achieved to deliver in time, in budget and the complete predefined scope. » says Rainer Wilke, Chairman of the Common Components Group.
«That we have received the task to participate in the standardising of the European railway undertakings IT systems, interfaces and complicated data flow is partly based on our experience and broad customer base in transport and railway sector. The capacity we have in high quality, complete system development in low cost countries and our expertise in TAF TSI makes our offering strong», says Niclas Ekblad, EVP BA Sweden, EVRY.
The new system will amongst others result in standardising of the operational messages that are sent and received by the actors of the transport chain in example when a freight train will depart, requesting train/traffic information and in exchanging consignment note information. Today there are around 40 predefined messages and will be used by all railway actors in EU.
"That we now have received the trust to be responsible for the IT system and the core application that will ensure the security and maintain the standard application and metadata for 80% of the railway undertakings in EU and a complex transport industry is of course an important success. This project is internationally advanced and will make EDB ErgoGroup SYSteam more visible in the railway industry, both in Nordic and European perspective", says Henrik Back, SVP Consulting, EVRY.
[*] TAF-TSI stands for "Technical Specifications for Interoperability for Telematic Applications for Freight". More Information; http://www.uic.org/
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EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic countries, with a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its knowledge, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future, and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technological expertise with a local delivery model and international strength.
EVRY has some 10,000 employees, and the company is committed to demonstrating that Nordic customers are best served by a supplier that understands Nordic business from the inside. EVRY reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and operates from headquarters in Oslo, with major activities in both the Norwegian and Swedish markets.
EVRY is the result of the merger in 2010 of Norway's two leading IT companies, EDB Business Partner and ErgoGroup. The company changed its name to EVRY on 17 March 2012.