ČD - Informační Systémy (ČD-IS) provides ICT services in transport and logistics for Czech Railways. These services include application development and operations, system integration services, ERP systems’ operation, and IT support and maintenance. ČD-IS’s main clients are internal companies in the Czech Railways Group.
ČD-IS was faced with two significant challenges:
Data Sync Manager: Client Sync and System Builder are user-friendly tools with a sophisticated data selection mechanism. By investing in them, we have saved a huge amount of time and costs.
ČD-IS is now using two EPI-USE Labs’ solutions from the Data Sync Manager™ suite: Client Sync and System Builder.
Client Sync creates a copy of the production system with a consistent time slice for testing and updating non-production systems. System Builder automates the process of creating new non-production systems.
For ČD-IS sandboxes, the main reason for choosing these tools was to simplify and speed up the copy creation process, in particular saving hardware resources on certified HANA database hardware. One of the advantages of using Data Sync Manager is the ability to time-slice production data consistently.
The key benefits arising from this project are:
The most significant immediate improvement for ČD-IS is that its implementation projects no longer have to wait for a system rewrite. The client can now create an ad hoc system for a specific project at any time. In the longer term, the ability to timeslice production data using Data Sync Manager: Client Sync will be of great benefit in saving hardware resources as its HANA database grows.