RailwayWraps

We provide cloud data solutions for the railway industry covering overhaul, arising work, equipment management and maintenance. Our data collection forms have built-in competence management which means only qualified people can complete tasks so that trains are safe and  reliable. All data is readily available in reports, we even produce Gantt charts to monitor improvements in a process. Our technology creates custom applications but requires no IT specialists skills. Our clients are Eversholt, Hitachi, Siemens, Bombardier, Wabtec and Brush Traction and, as we extend down their supply lines over the internet, we have a very broad reach in the railway industry. We are expert partners for our clients adapting off the shelf solutions so that the railway industry solves problems more efficiently and effectively.

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  • Finally Paperless

    Tags: Technology

    "By the way our paper consumption has dropped by 99%"

    I just have to share this quote from our Hitachi Rail site administrator, it really sums up what we are about at ExcelWraps. The truth is that wraps are simply quicker and more convenient than paper. Speaking with another potential railway … more

  • All Wrapped Up for Christmas

    Tags: Technology

    We have all this new functionality wrapped up for Christmas:

    Wrap Gantt Charts – Automatic time and motion studies by plotting the time when the job starts (when a Wrap instance is created) and when the job stops (when the wrap is signed off).

    Wrap Email Alerts - now available when a Wrap is … more

  • Data at Your Fingertips

    Tags: Video, Technology

    At ExcelWraps we create Wraps from Excel worksheets. Using the cell names defined in our spreadsheet we pick off particular items to generate a MyWraps report like this. The cell names I used are here the railway ‘unit' number, the ‘car'  type, an axle weights named ‘weighta18' and ‘weighta27'. We … more

  • Critical Dimensions

    Tags: Technology

    Electrical motor brushes are wearing out faster than anticipated and were unlikely to make it to the next overhaul. This is a classic fleet management problem in the railway industry and could result in faults in service or having to bring forward the overhaul program early. Thankfully ExcelWraps  … more

  • Continuous Improvement

    Tags: Technology

    The MyWraps chart view shows how well a test load is applied during the set-up procedure of railway equipment. Initially we were pretty poor at matching our target so we introduced a change to our process in April 2015 and since then we have been much better in hitting our target. Examining the … more

  • 'First Three' Initiative: 3 Projects Wrapped in 3 Months

    Tags: Clients

    So how do you get started with ExcelWraps? You nominate your ExcelWraps administrator (who should understand your systems and can work with Excel). We will join them (literally at their desktop) guiding them through the technology so that ‘best practises’ are adopted. Starting with paper forms (or … more

  • Data Mining with ExcelWraps

    Tags: Technology, Reports

    A wrap is used to collect information and perform calculations. Each time a wrap is used it is submitted to the cloud database and it creates a wrap instance. Each wrap will spawn many wrap instances. There are many on-line and offline tools that you can work with this data. Any of these reporting … more

  • A Wrap Signature Means so Much More

    Tags: Rapid Application Development

    The problem with signatures on paper forms is their lack of integrity. Is it legible? Is it forged? Did you complete everything correctly before signing? Are you competent to sign (who checks your qualifications or your level of authority)? Is the date correct or has it been retrospectively … more

  • Wrap Widgets - Beyond Excel Functionality

    Tags: Widgets, Barcode, Rapid Application Development

    “When making Type A of a product I need to collect 10 items of information but if we are making Type B only 8 of the 10 items are relevant. Can one Wrap be used for the two products so that I only need to maintain one version?” Wraps use the Row Hide Widget so that when a linked cell changes from … more

  • Wraps Working With Barcodes

    Tags: Barcode, Rapid Application Development

    This article tells you how to gain efficiencies from barcodes using tablets and smartphones. Imagine never again will serial numbers be entered incorrectly into a wrap and it will cost you nothing at all. The most compatible barcode app to use with ExcelWraps is the Manatee Barcode app which is … more

How to get started

Watch our videos - a 15 minute demo to see what you can achieve with Wraps; a further 15 minutes to create your own wraps; 20 minutes to learn how to run your wrapsite. In less than an hour you are ready to get started by downloading our free XLW addin for Excel for Windows (2007 or later) following our online help and video tutorials. We'll install your test wraps on our Trial Site and create a private workgroup to try it out amongst a few test users. We will even invite you to a user group meeting where you can talk directly to our other clients. More...

Startup WrapSite

A shared ExcelWraps web site on a shared server. The shared site has fixed user roles (User, Operative, Supervisor, Manager, Client and Supplier) and is administered by the ExcelWraps team. It brings all the benefits of wraps immediately avoiding any site setup issues. More...

Business WrapSite (Over 50 Users)

Your own ExcelWraps web site on a shared server. Enjoy administrator control of your ExcelWraps web site with full control of the site content management system and full control of site users (user role configuration and access controls). Data is gathered in on your site-wide MS SQL database fully integrated with our MyWraps reporting system. More...

Corporate WrapSites (Over 500 Users)

Many ExcelWraps web sites on dedicated servers. Enjoy the cost benefits of aggregating user count over all your ExcelWraps web sites. Customisable high performance servers are dedicated to your users alone. Our Corporate assurance package covers server inheritance guarantee and source code escrow provision. More...