Asset and maintenance management experts Vetasi Ltd (Vetasi) have gone live with a major project to implement an integrated work and asset management platform for train operator East Coast.
The 18-month long project involved replacing East Coast’s two legacy systems, RAVERS and IMACS, with IBM Maximo 7.5, together with the Maximo Transportation Industry Solution.
This new system forms a crucial part of East Coast’s Project Eagle - a major IT investment to help improve the performance and reliability of its trains.
Tony Turner, Projects Director at Vetasi, said: “We are proud to have worked alongside East Coast to successfully implement a solution that will provide the basis for all of its maintenance support functions and deliver improvements in its fleet performance and service reliability for passengers.
“By ensuring that optimum stock levels are maintained, warranty claims are managed, and access to vehicle maintenance history records and performance are improved, the new Maximo system supports a more efficient and cost-effective maintenance regime where East Coast engineers are preventing faults before they occur,” he adds.
In addition to the seamless launch of Maximo across ECML, Vetasi assisted in the Process Change across its two maintenance depots, as well as ensuring integration between Maximo and existing railway and East Coast systems and supporting the training of around 400 users.
Vetasi was chosen from the five bidders invited to tender for the contract in 2012, from a total of 37 companies who initially expressed an interest.
Vetasi is a market leader in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions for the transportation sector, using IBM Maximo. The company has more than 70 consultants, making it the largest IBM Maximo Partner in Europe and Africa. Vetasi’s international client base includes Bombardier, East Coast, GSK, Royal Bank of Scotland, Gas de France Suez, Volvo, Toyota, BP, Johnson & Johnson, and Diageo.