Software for automating the development of signalling control solutions is critical for fast, cost efficient and safe development and deployment of modern rail control solutions.

Business case for rail control solutions

To build a business case for software automation for rail control you should compare traditional methods for developing signalling applications with a state of the art process based on formalized specifications and automation tools. Experience shows that using a modern Interlocking Design Automation process you will significantly reduce time to market, reduce life cycle costs to half, and greatly simplify the safety assessment process.

Here you can find more information about IDeA and Prover’s implementation of this concept, Prover Trident.

We have developed a document that will give you an introduction on how to build the business case for this investment. To be able to fully adapt the business case for your organization we recommend that you discuss your needs with one of our experts, who will guide you through the process and help you quantify the specific data in your use case.

The ROI calculation is centered around analyzing the costs for the following components:

  1. Generic Products (License fees or internal development costs)
  2. Non-recurring engineering effort (Generic Specification & Application)
  3. Safety case
  4. Engineering efforts recurring for each installation (Specific Application), including specification, development, test and safety verification
  5. Design changes after installation & maintenance
  6. Total life cycle cost

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