St Petersburg's Metro system has deployed a single information space for data exchange
RAMAX Group experts, in partnership with DATAREON and Docsvision, created a full-fledged software complex for integrating the operational systems of St. Petersburg Metro system. It ensures the integrity, relevance, and reliability of normative and reference documentation (NRD) and allows constructing uniform algorithms for interaction with different information systems.
The project integration scope includes SAP, an electronic document flow system by Docsvision, “1С:MDM”, and “Boss-kadrovik” connected to the centralized system for normative documentation management. The corporate data service bus DATAREON ESB was used as the integration tool.
The RAMAX development team had to work out an issue of storing documents in an external storage and at the same time to ensure the security of system changes from business processes point of view for the system users. To this end, the solution is to the greatest possible extent integrated into the SAP standard concerning work with a Knowledge Provider (KPro). The scale of the project is highlighted by the volume of data migration and storage of a huge amount of files, and emphasized even more by careful development of algorithms for transferring and creating complicated relationships of business objects and their documents, including the normative documentation system.
“This very difficult project involved four systems. Each of them required our deep knowledge and specialized competencies: CIMS on the SAP ERP platform, normative documentation management system on the 1C platform, Datareon corporate data bus, and Document archive on the Docsvision ECM platform. The program solutions and components designed for St. Petersburg Metro system help the customer to seamlessly use the system in the context of SAP integration with Russian program products,” comments Leonid Chernyavsky, RAMAX Group’s director for innovative projects.
The implemented comprehensive solution lets the customer optimize the work of several divisions by significantly cutting down the number of iterations for retrieving some specific information, thus improving the general performance.
“We are planning to integrate all the reference books in a single information space”, says Kirill Stogov, the chief architect of IT solutions at St. Petersburg’s Metro system. “It will help us improve the quality of master data management and optimize the costs of setting up and distributing data into existing systems and the system being implemented. We already use the provided opportunities for the equipment life cycle management system (moving stairs equipment), the electronic document flow system, and for the healthcare information system”.
“The implemented software complex allows us to maintain data quality, including the audit of reference books “Fixed assets”, “Material master records”, “Equipment units”, “Contractors”, “Personnel”, while maintaining the business logic of normative documentation management in the existing application systems. In total, the normative documentation system stores approximately 600,000 records,” comments Irina Kuzmina, a project manager from DATAREON.
“In the context of import substitution directives, the functionality that the customer needed was transferred to the Russian platform Docsvision. Currently, the total amount of archive storage based on Docsvision exceeds 2 million cards, which is equivalent to 1 TB. Moreover, this is just the beginning because the targeted storage volume can be as large as 30 TB. The archive is going to grow,” concluded Lina Lyskova, head of the Docsvision implementation department”.