Embrace the Digitalisation of Your Industry

There Is No Better Time to Embrace the Digitalisation of Your Industry

The railway industry continues to take steady strides towards a more digital future and with the ‘new normal’ undoubtedly being technology-driven, digitalisation continues to be the theme of the moment.

Embrace the Digitalisation of Your IndustryThis road to digitalisation across all industries can be tracked back to the introduction of the Internet in the late twentieth century. Now, there is a clear expectation that organisations keep up and digitalise their services. The rail sector has done just that with examples such as online booking services and automated operations. The industry continues to develop digitalisation plans to transform the network for passengers, business, and freight operators – by deploying modern signalling and train control technology to increase capacity, reduce delays, enhance safety and reduce costs.

The developments introduced by digitalisation in the sector are recognised by many stakeholders as both an opportunity and a challenge. A more digital and efficient way of working requires a change in mindset, business models and often large financial investments.  The rise of digitalisation will simultaneously require counteractive strategies to tackle cyber threats and protect their assets. Addressing these challenges will allow digitalisation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the railway sector. With huge rail infrastructure projects, large investment in rail transport, and ever increasing workforce compliance requirements, there is no doubt that rail industry needs a smarter way of managing workforce competencies to keep them safe.

Sopra Steria have used an in depth knowledge of rail and their skills as a European leader in consulting, digital services and software to provide to create a solution for this: Competency Training MarketplaceTM (CTM). CTM is an easy-to-use, one-stop shop which enables organisations to book and manage workforce training and competencies.

The clever combination of a training marketplace and easy-to-use management tools sets CTM apart from other competency management techniques and is a significant time saver for those responsible for keeping a workforce safe, compliant and operational. CTM’s ability to simplify also shines when project planning and bidding for work as identifying and proving who is ready-to-go is clear in just a few clicks. Organisations signed up to CTM are reaping the benefits of a more streamlined process.

Joel Pennington from OMS, said:

“CTM is a truly fantastic product for the rail and construction industry. The platform offers a solution that is different from other competency management tools with the addition of the marketplace. It’s a tool that has clearly been designed to help both training providers and customers alike by combining many important aspects of the training process on one central platform.”

CTM’s advanced analytical tools gives all users an insight into upcoming training needs, both geographically and qualification-based. This exemplifies how the platform has been built with both employers and training providers in mind and why its’ a game-changer for keeping projects on track and allowing training providers to identify future training requirements, in line with evolving market needs. As employers grapple with a complicated regulatory environment they need a fast, simple search making CTM ideal for training providers looking to expand their customer base.

  Ian Pretty, CEO, Collab Group, said:

“CTM has the potential to deliver a step change in how training providers connect with employers. It poses to simplify and clear benefits for employers and training providers alike.”

The tech world is under the same pressure to progress as the railway industry and as a product, CTM has been evolving even further over 2021, constantly improving its features for industry requirements. CTM is an example of how technological growth can support the operational safety of railway workers.  Both leaders and business owners have a responsibility to improve their business processes, in line with the digital transformation movement.

Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients and CTM has been developed to help keep the industry on the right track.

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This article was originally published by CTM – powered by Sopra Steria.

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