AUTOMATED, INTEGRATED DATA PROCESSING AS A PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE STAFF INFORMATION SYSTEM OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY

Twelve years after the commissioning of the first large computer installation of the German Federal Railway, numerous individual processes are now being tackled by fourteen electronic data processing plants. However, in view of the novel conditions for the solution of problems offered by electronic data processing techniques, the development of an automated, integrated information system of the German Federal Railway can now be discerned. For all functional spheres and all levels of the undertaking, it is intended to provide - at the right place, at the right time, in the necessary quality and quantity and at reasonable cost - all the information required for planning, realisation, monitoring and control, as well as the necessary routine support. For this purpose, it is necessary, in close co-operation with the individual departments, to analyse the relevant basic information over the entire range of the undertaking as well as the technical data processing and application problems affecting the overall task, to delimit the integration cycles required for an overall concept of automated data processing, to determine the requirements for vertical and horizontal integration, to develop a concept of alternative options, and to plan and gradually realise the individual projects, making the most of data stocks and programmes already in existence. Because of the labour-intensive production apparatus and the relatively high incidence of labour costs in the total expenditure of the German Federal Railway, the creation of a comprehensive staff information system assumes special importance. The present paper deals, from a data processing point of view, with the problems of data collection and input, data storage, administration and recovery as well as information demands, processing and presentation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Mettner, W
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM