Ness Delivers a System for the Bulgarian Railways
Ness Technologies strengthens its activities in the Balkans by winning a tender
Prague – 20 July 2014 – Ness Technologies, Inc., a global provider of complex solutions and business services in the area of information technologies has won the competitive tendering of a Bulgarian state enterprise The National Railway Infrastructure Company and commenced work on the design and implementation of a system for planning and resource management.
The aim of the project is much more efficient maintenance of the railway infrastructure and creating better conditions for the entry of private carriers into the Bulgarian railway. The state-owned company with 12,500 employees manages the whole railway infrastructure in Bulgaria (6,938 km with 300 stations). Ness experts are going to work almost 1.5 years on this contract which is worth around 4.5 million euro.
"It is a comprehensive implementation of the SAP technology including HR agenda for 12,500 employees and license delivery for 400 users. The integration of a Geographic Information System, delivery of an exceptionally extensive HW infrastructure and developing two data centers in Sofia and Varna are also significant parts of the project," Jiří Koželouh, Sales Manager of the Utility & Manufacturing sector of Ness Technologies, explains. "We have succeeded in the very demanding competitive tendering – partly because of the financing from an EU Transportation fund – thanks to our reference projects in the Balkans, the advantage of the local office in Macedonia and partnership with SAP Bulgaria, proven by good experience from former activities in the region," Koželouh adds.
About the National Railway Infrastructure Company
Bulgarian state enterprise (similar to Czech SŽDC) is a dominant state company managing the whole railway infrastructure in Bulgaria. The network is in five regions with a length of 6,938 km of railway, including more than 300 railway stations, 148 tunnels in total length of 40 km and 1,018 bridges with a total length of 26 km. The company has 12,500 employees and its headquarters are in Sofia. More at www.rail-infra.bg/
About Ness Technologies
Ness Technologies is a global partner in the area of business processes and technologies. Solutions and services cover all verticals and processes in customers' business including software engineering, system integration, application development, consulting and software distribution. The company builds its services on long-term developed and proven competences, including the provision of outsourcing, near shore and off shore deliveries. With 7,000 employees and branches in North America, Europe, Israel and India, Ness has the necessary strength and ingenuity to implement business and technological goals of its customers in more than 20 countries. Ness combines the advantages of global know-how and local expertise and business knowledge. The company belongs to the leaders in the field of business and IT services on the Czech market. A team of 600 experts in Prague, Brno and Ostrava is structured in a way to be always close to customers and their needs. More at www.ness.com/cz/
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