RMI Signs Agreement with RailAmerica for Car Repair Billing Software System
Atlanta, GA – February 22, 2012 - RMI, a GE Transportation company, and the largest independent provider of Transportation Management Software and comprehensive information services today announced that it has reached a five-year agreement with RailAmerica, Inc., for the implementation of RMI’s ExpressYard Car Repair Billing (CRB) and Operations Management Software System. As part of the deal, RailAmerica will implement ExpressYard CRB at 20 railcar repair facilities across North America.
RMI’s ExpressYard CRB system is the industry-leading software solution for railcar repair billing, inventory control, and operations management. RailAmerica owns and operates 43 short-line and regional freight railroads in North America. RailAmerica chose RMI’s ExpressYard CRB for its ability to instantly give users access to vital industry information like early warnings and equipment maintenance advisories to help keep rolling stock in safe operating condition. In addition, RailAmerica repair shops will now be able to go “paperless” by adopting wireless handheld technology for real-time data collection in the repair facility, as and where the work is performed.
Pete Kleifgen, RMI Chairman and CEO, said “RailAmerica is a valued partner of RMI. The ExpressYard CRB implementation gives RailAmerica a leading technology platform for their mechanical operation. The automation gives RailAmerica the ability to keep up with changing industry standards while allowing them to use resources more efficiently.”
RailAmerica and RMI have begun the implementation process with the Huron and Eastern Railway; Indiana & Ohio Railway; the Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railway; and the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway. The implementation process for all 20 repair shops is expected to be complete in July 2012.
RMI, a GE Transportation company, is a leading provider of transportation management software and analytics to the railroad industry. Founded in 1979, RMI is part of GE’s (NYSE: GE) $2.5 billion a year software operations with more than 5,000 software professionals worldwide. RMI solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. RMI leverages in-depth knowledge of rail operations, intermodal terminal operating systems, and multi-modal transportation management to provide Software as a Service and licensed solutions to railroads and industrial shippers. RMI’s software is used to manage rail and intermodal operations, signal and communication assets, railcar repair billing and inventory, and multi-modal visibility, planning, and execution for industrial shippers and logistics service providers. For more information about RMI software solutions and analytics please visit www.rmiondemand.com.
RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA) owns and operates short-line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 43 individual railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.