Angel Trains is one of the UK’s leading train-leasing companies with an asset base of more than 4,500 vehicles, representing approximately 36% of the UK’s passenger-rail, rolling stock. The company’s fleet includes high-speed passenger trains, regional and commuter-passenger multiple units, and freight locomotives, with a combined value of more than US$5.5 billion. Angel Trains’ customers include First Great Western, Virgin Trains, Southern, and East Midlands Trains.
Angel Trains evaluated solutions from SAP and Infor, but felt that Oracle’s solution would best improve efficiency and add value to the business.
“Oracle worked as a team to understand our challenges and business opportunities,” said Steve Lamey, program director, Angel Trains Limited. “It demonstrated the necessary industry knowledge and technical capabilities to meet transportation-industry challenges and support increased efficiency.”
Oracle Consulting led the implementation process and used Oracle Business Accelerators to reduce time for project scoping; system design; and conference-room-based pilots, which enabled Angel Trains to quickly view its own data in a live environment. Oracle Consulting used its technical expertise and experience in the travel and transportation sector to configure standard Oracle processes to the specific requirements of Angel Trains’ business. The functional experts helped ensure a smooth transition, rapid acceptance by users, and faster time to value.
“The team from Oracle Consulting demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the rail sector,” said Steve Lamey, program director, Angel Trains Limited. “They had the right experience required to back up the Oracle product implementation, which reduced our overall project risks. Oracle Consulting built a reliable, flexible platform that will adapt to changes in the dynamic rail industry and scale as our business evolves.”