The digital arm of Grup Feroviar Român (GFR) has launched Synopsis app that integrates a large part of the systems developed and implemented so far by the rail operator, in order to provide real-time operational perspectives and thus support the decision-making process.
The system centralises several types of essential information for railway operators, already transposed into Romanian digital systems that integrate processes such as the train traffic (INFO RU, an application of the CFR), wagon monitoring (NFOR GFR and Shunting Expert – GFR applications), electronic conclusion of transport contracts (STE – a GFR application), train scheduling (a GFR application that communicates with Atlas RU of CFR), e estimation of train circulation to destination (ETA Expert, a GFR application).
By integrating all this information, Synopsis app provides real-time reports on trains, locomotives, wagons, staff, routes, consignment notes, through a simple and intuitive interface generating accurate and eloquent data such as tables, maps, traffic charts, routes, etc. The application substantially reduces the time and effort of collecting and centralising information, thus helping the decision-making process in the operations department or at working points, as well as at management level.
“The speed and precision of decision making are two key factors for GFR’s work, as they influence the movement of tens of thousands of tons of cargo each day and ultimately ensure that we meet our commitment to clients and partners,” Gruia Stoica, President and founder of the GRAMPET Group – Grup Feroviar Roman said.
Since 2005, GFR has put significant resources into innovation projects, developing over 25 customised apps that already contribute to bettering regional operations. The launch of the Synopsis application marks GFR reaching maturity of its digitisation process.
“One of the greatest challenges for the railway industry has always been to find a way to get all the information about a certain train, in a precise, easy way and at any time. Even if this information was found in various digital systems, the synoptic, consolidating vision was missing. Synopsis is the most interconnected application (it uses data from 9 systems and transmits to 3) and can process a very large amount of data so as to generate accurate and useful reports,” Amedeo Neculcea, the Deputy General Manager of the Grup Feroviar Roman, said.
Synopsis is the third digital app entirely developed by the GFR team, after ETA Expert, which provides real time estimations of trains arrival at destination, and Trasa Expert, a system designed to improving the design of ideal routes and goods capacity.