SNCF to improve IT systems

CGI has signed two major contracts with French railway group SNCF, one to help manage its human resources information system (HRIS), and the second to manage and expand a broad portfolio of applications critical for railway network maintenance over the next five years.

Under the first contract, CGI will set up a dedicated HR application management service center employing close to 80 engineers and consultants. SNCF also will benefit from the expertise of CGI’s HR center of excellence in France, which employs 200 professionals specializing in HR management software solutions. SNCF’s HRIS consists of some 80 interconnected applications and provides day-to-day support for all the company’s critical HR processes, including administration, payroll and payroll tax remittances, training and recruitment. The company’s HR business operates in an environment subject to major regulatory and technical developments, changing commercial and employee needs, and significant economic constraints. The deployment of the HRIS contract is planned for the first half of 2018.

The second contract will be carried out for the new information systems deployed by SNCF’s rail network operating division SNCF Réseau. CGI will set up a service center to manage and evolve some of those new systems, as well as develop and implement productivity solutions to serve the different business units (e.g., mobility, Internet of Things and big data solutions). The execution of the contract for SNCF Réseau will take place in 2018.

“These two service centers will play a key role in our overall strategy, helping us to drive the security, performance and evolution of mission-critical business systems. CGI brings the application management, security and emerging technologies expertise we need,” said Benoit Tiers, Chief Executive at SNCF’s digital division e.SNCF.

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