Siemens Mobility tames project complexity with Autonomous Transaction Processing

Siemens Mobility reduced costs by 90% while improving time to market by using Oracle Autonomous Database to integrate data from a variety of sources, providing project managers accurate, real-time information.


With one click, Oracle Autonomous Database automatically consolidates a great deal of information from multiple sources that was previously an extremely complex and paper-intensive process.

Dr. Birthe GebhardtData Expert, Siemens Mobility

Business challenges

European rail operators are modernizing thousands of kilometers of rail traffic with a new train signal control system to improve efficiency and utilization, and the Siemens Mobility team is digitizing the first of these routes. When the company decided it needed a better way to manage these complex projects, which span across Belgium, Norway, and Germany, it turned to Oracle Autonomous Database.

Why Siemens Mobility chose Oracle

With a transformation project that involves many stakeholders and documents to direct operations, Siemens Mobility chose Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing for its project management platform. It offered faster time to market, greater performance, less administration, and lower costs than other on-premise or cloud platforms. Also, having Oracle Application Express built into the autonomous database lets it quickly build and deploy applications.


By switching to Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, running Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, each Siemens Mobility project manager receives relevant and accurate project information with a click of a button from a variety of data sources including SAP, Microsoft SharePoint, and Oracle Primavera. It used to take several days of manually entering information into spreadsheets to collect that data.

Siemens Mobility brought its new cloud-based autonomous database online within two weeks, instead of what would typically have taken months. And it delivered greater performance for increasing data volumes, plus up to 90% cost and time savings compared with on-premise options.

Additionally, project managers can see digital signal plans and project status at a glance without digging through documents and spreadsheets, thanks to Oracle Application Express (APEX) applications. The rapid, low-code application development platform is integrated in the autonomous database cloud.

Siemens Mobility now has a more efficient and convenient document management process that requires minimal administration and training. That benefits project managers and, ultimately, rail travelers.

Published:February 9, 2022