RZD Russian Railways
Customer Snapshot: Overview
Running on 85,500 km of track
From Beijing to Berlin, Russian Railways (RZD) moves people and goods across two continents and 85,500 kilometers of track. But processes were unable to keep up with complex operational demands. After choosing the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application, RZD joined the SAP Ramp-Up program for an express ticket to better business.
RZD Russian Railways
RUB1195.1 billion (2010)
Number of Employees
Travel & Transportation
Line of Business
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, SAP HANA
Customer Snapshot: History
The Russian Railways were looking to standardize their disparate budgeting and planning systems across their subsidiaries. They also needed to shorten planning-cycle times, and speed up the consolidation process. They needed everyone to get onboard with a new way of doing business.
As the second largest rail network in the world, the company’s strategic objectives and mission called for SAP solutions. They needed to meet the market demand, increase the scale of the transport business, enhance overall competitiveness, achieve financial stability, and ensure the social responsibility of the business.
SAP could punch that ticket.
"SAP Rapid Prototyping allowed us to execute the project using a test license, without buying the HANA license. Following the successful test project, Russian Railways decided to buy the HANA database."
Russian Railways integrated all planning types and systems across the organization and settled on a single calculation methodology. They standardized and integrated disparate financial systems, and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation provided the end user with a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Better Business: Benefits
With the help of the SAP Ramp-Up program, the implementation of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation was a smooth ride. Thanks to the software, we run our once-slow processes faster, with greater ease and flexibility.
Better Business: Run Simple
Implementing the railway development strategy will help meet Russia’s national transport objectives. The expanded infrastructural base ensures the country’s territorial integrity, reduces regional inequalities, and promotes the growth of the Russian economy. SAP hopes to continue supporting Russian Railways moving forward.