IT partnerships for the success of Deutsche Bahn

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Article: IT partnerships for the success of Deutsche Bahn

We are developing the necessary digital solutions with carefully selected, first-class IT suppliers and strategic IT partners to achieve our goal of a Strong Rail. This alliance is an important building block for achieving our joint success.

Modern IT infrastructure is only possible with external IT suppliers. Standards such as cloud computing, essential software solutions and specialised niches make it necessary to work with different IT suppliers. This allows us to benefit from established, existing solutions, while also expanding our own know-how and capacities. DB Systel integrates these solutions ideally into the working environment of Deutsche Bahn and enables the best IT suppliers in each case to provide the required services reliably and securely. Group partners can thus procure these services centrally without having to deal with the details of drawing up a contract.

What do IT partnerships mean for the railway?

IT provider selection and contract management

Which IT suppliers meet the requirements? All details and service levels are contractually agreed and handled over the term.

Integration of solutions

We integrate new services into the rail IT value chain so that the new solutions can provide our Group partners with productive support as quickly as possible.

Strategic partner management

We cultivate strategic IT partnerships and create new portfolio solutions, projects and innovations together.

Taking services live more quickly

With our ecosystem of strategic IT partners, we can implement new requirements particularly quickly within the framework of existing contracts. This not only speeds up the process but is also especially cost-effective compared to using individual providers.

Compliance guaranteed

We ensure that all legal and internal specifications are not only laid down in contracts but are also complied with or adapted over the course of the business relationship.

Strategic services and partner solutions – centrally from a single source

Partner management is developing new solutions and innovative projects for the future of Deutsche Bahn together with selected strategic IT partners. Our strategic partner ecosystem allows us to offer solutions on an as-needed basis – we react quickly and develop them together. In terms of content, our focus is on solutions that address the Group's defining issues of the future and complement our portfolio long term.

"Strategic IT partnerships are the answer to an ever faster, changing digital world – with increasing demands being made of resources, profitability and innovative strength. Together we are shaping a sustainable portfolio for DB."

Raffaela Hanrath, Product Owner Partner Account Management, DB Systel

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Would you like to learn more about our strategic IT partners and IT suppliers or are you looking for a new solution for Deutsche Bahn? We look forward to hearing from you!