Rolling stock companies own trains that are for rent to franchisees. Before and after each rental period, and when doing large modifications, each vehicle is usually inspected. The inspections may need to be done in many different places, where as the company office is in yet another location.
In situations like this it may be necessary with an IT solution which:
Transrail has chosen a web-based solution using standardised security to create VIS, the Vehicle Inspection System. Some highlights follow:
The system owner is automatically notified when a new inspection has been done, as well as who did it, where, when, and on which vehicle. The inspector can copy old inspections as a starting point for new inspections.
Using Microsoft Excel Data Query, the user has unlimited access to inspection data and may extensively analyse it. A proficient Excel user can do a moderately complex analysis in half an hour.
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