Context and Challenge
SNCF was already developing mobile applications for multiple usages within the company but was unhappy with time to market & agility processes. Also, they noticed that 80% of the projects were sharing the same constraints such as security, authentication, offline data and access to back end services.
A global decision was made to streamline app development by using a platform. A RFI and RFP were published where several platform vendors were involved.
Mission and Solution
The RFP was won by Convertigo against competitors for several reasons:
• Open Source & Standard technology strategy
• Offline Data features
• Openness to Native or Low -Code front ends
• Quality of developer support
Convertigo technologies are now spread in major SNCF business units (Railways Network BU, Rail Station BU & Trains BU) serving more than 15 000 B2E users.
Applications are built for maintenance, HR, Train traffic display and many more other small business processes requiring agility.
One of the major application is the Offline data Train Maintenance application connected to IBM Maximo Asset management software.