Railways of Serbia

Railways of Serbia, SBS and IBM started end of 2007 a SOA – Service Oriented Architecture – implementation project that is to allow the Railways, by redesigning existing applications and business processes, to quickly and more efficiently respond to their customer demand. The Railways also decided to renew its infrastructure by acquiring the latest generation IBM mainframe in the year of a significant jubilee – 70 years of machine data processing. Back in 1938, Yugoslav Railways, as they were called then, acquired the first machines for mechanic data processing, also manufactured by IBM.

“Four companies competed to respond to our RFP, but only SBS, as literally the only local company with required expertise and experience in this field, gave us a complete offer that met the prerequisites of the RFP. The equipment in question is very special, and used by almost all vital institutions of Serbia, so it made sense that one of the biggest public companies in the country – the Railways of Serbia – joined their users’ family. Great deal of work that implementing this equipment entailed in those other institutions was completed specifically by SBS, and thus acquired huge experience that made our decision much easier.” – said Zoran Stevanovic, Director of Information Systems and Information Technologies Sector in the Railways of Serbia. (Source: InfoReview, 1/2008).