Strategic Asset Solutions

We provide asset management software and consultancy services to the rail industry, enabling our clients to reduce whole life costs through better asset management plans and improved asset information, for example: 

  • We develop investment decision-support software tools and associated information systems for track, vehicles (wheelsets) and trains to help improve performance, manage risks and reduce costs by targeting renewals, maintenance and inspection. For example, we have developed the Vehicle-Track Interaction Strategic Model (VTISM) and the Wheelset Management Model on behalf of RSSB, the Vehicle-Track System Interface Committee (V/T SIC) and Network Rail
  • We undertake software requirements analysis, functional specification, development and testing of asset management-related databases and web-based applications
  • We provide engineering consultancy for individual clients as well as collaborating in industry research projects, relating to:
    • Track and wheelset deterioration modelling and impact on track and vehicle costs
    • Whole life costing and investment scenario analysis
    • Optimisation of track and wheelset renewals, maintenance and inspection activities
    • Risk and reliability analysis
  • We support, review and apply best practice in asset management processes and information systems development
  • We provide bespoke training to clients, industry training in the use of decision-support tools such as VTISM and helpdesk support.