Network Rail, Owner of Europe’s Fastest-Growing Railway, Chooses Copperleaf
Copperleaf announces the selection of its decision analytics solution by Network Rail, an organization that owns,…
Aging infrastructure, new technologies, regulatory requirements, and commitments to sustainability are forcing the transportation industry to rethink its approach to Asset Investment Planning and Management (AIPM). Value-based decision making in a transparent, data-driven environment allows for rapid replanning—as often as needed and with full auditability.
Decision analytics solutions help determine when and how much to invest to optimize value in the face of financial constraints and competing priorities. To meet the needs of today’s stakeholders, organizations in the transportation industry need to strike the right balance between maintaining existing infrastructure, while investing in new initiatives to adapt and grow. Copperleaf’s enterprise software solutions help organizations optimize investment decisions and direct funding to the activities that will best address all of these key challenges.
Network Rail selected the Copperleaf® Decision Analytics Solution to help manage Britain’s railway infrastructure, which includes 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations.
The Copperleaf solution provides an enterprise-wide platform for strategic asset modeling and investment planning. It is being used to forecast work volumes, outputs, and expenditure across Network Rail’s entire asset base.
Every Copperleaf client has recovered their investment within their first planning cycle—and every organization that has implemented our solution continues to use it successfully today. They report:
Many organizations in the transportation industry struggle to forecast sustainment needs across the diverse asset types that exist within their network. Copperleaf provides a long-term view by determining the optimal economic intervention dates for every unique asset, based on age, condition, degradation, and risk profile. Copperleaf considers the total cost of operating, maintaining, refurbishing and replacing the asset, as well as the risks associated with potential failures, throughout its entire lifecycle.
Copperleaf’s software solutions are designed to connect seamlessly into your IT environment, and provide analytic and decision support to optimize complex investment decisions across your entire organization. Integration with EAM, ERP, APM, GIS and other systems provides a consolidated repository of asset and investment planning data, enabling all of your stakeholders to collaborate and base decisions on the most current information. Maximizing the value from your portfolio and meeting your state of good repair requirements has never been easier.
We were looking for an asset investment planning solution that would enable us to consolidate all our existing models on a single platform and would also support our ambitious plans for their further development. We also wanted a solution that would be accessible to our devolved regional businesses, so that they can analyze their own investment scenarios and optimize their plans in support of Network Rail’s commitment to putting passengers first.”
Having a common value framework throughout the business allows us to make sure that we’re making the best decisions for the money that we have. We can spend our money in lots of different areas and by having a common value framework it means that we’ve focused our strategic objectives in such a way that we’re maximizing the benefit to our passengers.”
Copperleaf provides a highly configurable software solution that can grow with you as your business needs evolve. It integrates seamlessly with existing EAM, APM, ERP, GIS, and other systems for more efficient, data-driven decision making.