IVU personnel management for 1,300 bus drivers in Ireland
Largest Irish bus operator Bus Éireann modernises planning system
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – The logo of the Irish bus company Bus Éireann features an Irish Setter. These dogs are friendly, reliable and fast – in Ireland they can be seen everywhere. And there is hardly a town in the country in which the buses with the red-brown dog logo are not to be found. Bus Éireann provides virtually all the towns and regions in Ireland with regular local bus and coach services. For the management of more than 1,300 drivers, the company uses the IVU.crew system from the Berlin software provider IVU Traffic Technologies AG.
Operating with a total of 685 vehicles, Bus Éireann operates coach services between the main Irish cities and also public transport services in the towns and rural areas. Services to Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the European mainland are also provided by Bus Éireann, as well as the national school bus operations on behalf of the Irish government. To plan the necessary personnel scheduling, the company uses the personnel management software IVU.crew.
The personnel dispatch makes it easy to plan efficient and fair schedules and duty rosters. IVU.crew also supports the operating planners of Bus Éireann with an automatic vehicle allocation system and individual duty roster checks. The drivers can submit their own preferences which will be preferred at the duty planning. Thanks to the flexible rules for the integrated payroll interface, the system is also equipped to fulfil future demands.
“The IVU system meets all our requirements for a modern personnel management software”, says Deric O‘Dowd, project manager at Bus Éireann. “This brings us up to the state of the art, and lays down the foundations for further practical developments in the coming years.” The project manager of IVU Traffic Technologies AG, André Shooman, adds: “We are very pleased that Bus Éireann is using IVU.crew for all of its personnel planning and scheduling. This is an important reference customer for us, and it underlines our strong market position.”
For the management of its more than 1,300 drivers, Bus Éireann uses the IVU.crew system from IVU Traffic Technologies AG. (Source: Bus Éireann)
IVU Traffic Technologies AG has been working for 40 years with some 400 software engineers to ensure that transport in the world’s major cities operates reliably and on time. People and vehicles in expanding cities are continually on the move – a logistical challenge which calls for intelligent and reliable software systems. The standardised software products of the IVU.suite and tailor-made IT solutions are used to plan, optimise and control the scheduling of vehicle fleets and personnel. Other systems support the choice of branch locations or ensure that election results are determined correctly.
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