Trenitalia Showcases Railway Innovation with SAP
Italy's Primary Rail Transportation Company Increases Efficiency, Extends Equipment Lifecycles Through the Internet of Things with SAP® Predictive Maintenance and Service
ROME, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) joined Trenitalia today to showcase new levels of operational efficiency in equipment maintenance possible through smart equipment, devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Trenitalia's deployment of dynamic maintenance management using SAP® technology for the IoT demonstrates the way real-time insights from sensors are transforming asset management by adding more predictive capabilities to traditional, planned and reactive models. The event took place at the National Railway Museum in Pietrarsa, Italy, where SAP and Trenitalia displayed technology that is shaping of the future of digital transportation.
"Trenitalia is committed to a process of continuous innovation of services and practices," said Barbara Morgante, CEO, Trenitalia. "We strive to provide our customers with an enhanced travel experience by investing in high-tech solutions that enable a more efficient, sustainable and fast journey. The cooperation with SAP is part of this strategy and helps us to provide better services, with a strong reduction of industrial costs."
"SAP is honored to support Trenitalia's digital transformation and quest for operational excellence," said Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP. "Trenitalia's innovative use of technology for cutting-edge operational insights brings to life the promise of the Internet of Things, with benefits for both the company and the millions of riders who travel with Trenitalia each year." The railway event was held the day after SAP announced multiyear spending plans to invest €2 billion in its IoT business through 2020.
Improving Reliability and Reducing Costs of Operation
"Being able to anticipate events and maintenance operations will enable our company to reduce errors, make processes more efficient and also deliver better services with continuously improving quality standards," said Danilo Gismondi, CIO, Trenitalia. "We expect a reduction of maintenance costs of 8 to 10 percent, which for our company is a very significant value."
Using predictive analytics on the SAP HANA® platform, the Trenitalia system processes vast amounts of real-time operational data from sensors and smart assets. It provides predictive models for machine learning and closed-loop integration with business systems to trigger corrective actions in service and maintenance systems to avoid unplanned downtime. The system lets teams from Trenitalia link data from equipment such as motors, batteries and brakes with lifecycle models and usage wear and other performance indicators. See more on how Trenitalia is using the power of predictive analytics on SAP HANA in this video.
The dynamic maintenance management system at Trenitalia is part of an innovation focus that aims to improve customers' travel experience. FS Group's 2017–2026 industrial plan also contains innovative projects such as journey planning and travel companion apps, advanced analytics, customer engagement and GPS data management.
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