This article first appeared in the Bus-News magazine, Issue 1 2023.
The benefits of digital depot management are great. There is a consensus on this in most transit companies. However, there is also agreement that the complexity of IT projects often drags them out, causing the benefits to become apparent much later than planned. A basic system, including a standardised system introduction, can solve this dilemma.
Extensive requirement and specifications phases, time consuming workshops, and expensive adjustments: because classic depot management systems (DMS) aim to maximise the digitalisation and automation of processes, their introduction is challenging and as complex as the system itself. Introducing new drive types, which generally require the parallel operation of conventional and zero-emission vehicles and thus also in the DMS, also contributes to this. Many companies need more resources and capacities to successfully introduce such an IT system alongside their day-to-day business – despite an apparent desire for digitalisation. As a result, digitalisation plans end up in the drawer and, with them, valuable potential. What is needed to move the project from the wish list to the to-do list is clear: a simple basic system with a standardised software configuration that can be used regardless of drive type and fleet size and can be expanded modularly to meet increasing requirements.
The new basic PSIeDMS start system by software manufacturer PSI Transcom meets this call for turnkey realisations at a fixed price. Companies can implement the digital depot in just a few steps and in the shortest possible time using this system. It contains all the necessary functionalities for managing vehicles of all drive types and is ready for operation in just a few steps. For this purpose, the solution is divided into the four functional areas of visualisation, supply, dispatch and parking – supported by the connection to charging management (VDV463) and the timetable (VDV452), as well as by master data import and report generation. Due to the lower complexity of the basic system, the solution can be implemented quickly. This also means that transport companies reap the benefits of the system early on.
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