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Network Rail Case Study with Asset Insights, SharpCloud Business Partner at Network Rail

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The National Operating Centre (NOC) plays a critical role in contingency planning and resolving incidents, working 24/7 to keep train services running.

At no time is it more important to minimise disruption than during essential Bank Holiday works.The planning and preparation has to be meticulous, involving extensive liaison with 3rd parties such as DfT, BTP and ORR as well as route teams and control centres nationwide.

Weather forecasts and planned events such as football matches or large concerts are considered alongside engineering works to improve responsiveness and optimise transport options.

To support this effort the NOC has developed a solution using SharpCloud; The leading visual business collaboration software used to support and manage strategic decisions across your business portfolio.

Working with Asset Insights, SharpCloud Business Partner at Network Rail, the NOC team have created a digital solution with enriched visualisation & mapping capabilities that has improved engagement and enhanced decision-making capabilities during the planning and execution of their Bank Holiday activities.

"Introducing SharpCloud has provided an excellent platform to share and present material in a visual and interactive manner. It has allowed us to streamline and collaborate around information from various stakeholders and display it in an accessible manner which has been key to assisting with impactful presentations and decision making over the bank holiday weekend.”

Lorraine McGarrigle, NOC Engineering Planning Specialist

“The team at Asset Insights share our passion for SharpCloud and have significant product expertise but they also bring a wealth of industry experience to all our sector clients. In our experience, being able to understand this customer landscape is vital to being able to maximise the value organisations realise from the product and their relationship with SharpCloud.” 

Sarim Khan, Co-founder, SharpCloud Software


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