OnTrac know how the use of data can affect a company’s productivity and efficiency. But we also understand how the use of smart data can fundamentally transform how an entire industry collaborates too – this is when data sharing becomes imperative. Therefore, we are currently creating a comprehensive database for our customers that lists both site tasks and site risks (as well as an industry standard permit library) all in one place.
Historically, the rail industry has access to massive amounts of data. However, this data is somewhat disparate and unstructured. Collating data in a single space allows OnTrac to facilitate better collaboration among our customers, as well as the wider rail industry. By working together to create a database of dynamic data on tracks, bridges, tunnels, signalling, level crossings, electrification and plants, our customers can use this data to drive better business decisions – and facilitate an environment of collaborative data sharing. Having a definitive database available within OnTrac’s product suite, enables our customers to understand and distribute data more accurately and effectively.
The pending 019 Standard changes was the trigger that enabled us to move towards this new era of data sharing and data integration within our product suite. eTrac-GIS was our first product to use industry supplied data in this way. Expanding this to our wider product platform – namely within the RailHub suite – comes at a time when the whole industry is in the precipice of transformation, during the biggest compliance review in its history. Having such a wide variety of qualitative proprietary data sources in a single format, ensures that meaningful, easy to understand data becomes more widely available in rail.
This data integration also aligns with Network Rail’s long term vision for the rail industry; being able to more appropriately predict and prevent potential risks and integrating client provided data now, guarantees that we are prepared for the future of data sharing and able to better support the entire industry on its journey to go digital, while also paving the way for greater productivity and better maintenance of infrastructure throughout the UK.
If you’re an existing OnTrac client and you’d be interested in supporting us on our data sharing and integration journey, get in touch with the team today and we can work together on facilitating positive, collaborative transformation in rail.
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