Capturing Railway Arising Work

Tags: Rapid Application Development

The railway has a nasty habit of throwing up un-foreseen and unplanned work. It is referred to as 'additional arising work' (AAW) and it will inevitably delay the work you were trying to complete and can bring it to a halt altogether. You may not always know how to rectify the problem and require the support and/or permission of the client to proceed. It leaves a whole load of paperwork and emails in its wake and clearing AAW may become more expensive than the original planned work itself!

ExcelWraps offers cloud based solutions bringing all relevant AAW data together for all parties to share over the internet. The production team, the project team and the client team access wraps using phones, tablets and PCs, each person moving the issue towards a resolution. Photos can be uploaded to describe the problem; documents can be uploaded to detail repair methods; questions can be raised and answered; once released for rectification only competence assessed staff can complete the work; their time and materials usage are recorded with a digital signature; decisions and approvals are also captured with a digital signature. At any time AAW can be listed to give a vehicle compliance status to the client (or another report will generate his bill). We have already implemented AAW systems for Hitachi, Bombardier, Wabtec Rail and Brush Traction each tailored to their own work practises. If AAW is blighting your railway business we will let you trial our system for free.

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