TCS and SAP to build Intelligent Rail Digital Maintenance Solution

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is partnering with SAP to build the Intelligent Rail Digital Maintenance (iRDM) solution, powered by SAP Leonardo, to help rail customers digitally transform their businesses.
TCS’ iRDM Solution leverages cutting edge technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), advanced analytics, big data, drones and mobility components of SAP Leonardo to carry out drone-based safety inspections, remote monitoring of the condition of all asset classes, including rolling stock, tracks, structures and way side equipment and perform predictive maintenance to prevent critical component failures. The solution’s digital asset maintenance functionality integrates with customers’ enterprise asset management processes.
The new solution is expected to improve safety, reduce unplanned outages, enhance efficiency and reduce capital equipment investments by extending the useful life of assets.
“The iRDM solution leverages our 40+ years of rail industry experience across the breadth and depth of core railways functions to enable our rail customers to digitally transform their asset maintenance and repair processes. The solution can help our customers realize significant business benefits, improve safety and asset availability, increase visibility and facilitate the adoption of standardized global best practices across the organization,” said Siva Ganesan, Vice President, Travel Transportation and Hospitality Business Group, TCS.
Akhilesh Tiwari, Global Head, Enterprise Application Services, TCS said, “This digital asset maintenance offering combined with our industry and technology expertise, and our relationship with SAP to deploy this Cloud based solution, enables our customers to innovate rapidly, ensuring business agility.”
Paul Pessutti, General Manager, Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Industries, SAP SE said, “We are extremely excited to work with TCS on this solution for the Transportation Industry. By leveraging the industry expertise, commitment to quality delivery and deep customer focus from the teams at TCS and SAP, we are helping businesses make the transformational move to the Intelligent Enterprise.”

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