Rail contractor VolkerRail has been using RailApp for quite a long time, and on a large scale among their suppliers for the past two years, says Frank Horstra, VolkerRail’s head of rental and hire. They now have around 30 parties that have been added to RailApp with which personnel are deployed, “this makes up about 80 or 90 percent of our hired volume of mechanics and safety personnel,” says Horstra. He compares it to a closed digital marketplace. “At first, the added value was mainly in the planning module, but gradually we noticed that hiring parties are also charmed by the digital E-Work Order.”
– Frank Horstra
“We want to further digitize and have more openness and transparency, less miscommunication, more responsiveness, better safeguarding of workers and everything related to hiring. By using RailApp we are making great strides on these points”, says Albert Nieuwenhuis, PMC Manager Cables & Pipes at Strukton Rail.
– Albert van Nieuwenhuis
For an intermediary party such as UR Consultant, which employs many external people in addition to its own staff, according to van Rijn “the more parties that are affiliated with RailApp, the more convenient”. He explains that it is not a requirement for the freelancers they hire to use RailApp, but he does recommend it. “Planning is very useful for us, it saves a lot of hassle.”
– Joost van Rijn
DPB Rail Infra Service GmbH
“We ran a test period for the first few months, and then we signed a contract and use it fully to deploy personnel and equipment for the track maintenance that we do.”
Especially for the deployment of equipment lie rolling stock and the necessary documentation for the personnel operating machines for track maintenance is a reason for the company to use the software.
– Christian Maier