IFS helps bring greener power to Norway public transport and cities

IFS has been selected by Sporveien AS, the Norwegian municipally owned public transport operator, to upgrade its longstanding relationship with IFS with a move towards IFS Cloud.

Sporveien owns and operates metros, trams, and buses in Oslo, as well as developing and managing the infrastructure connected to Oslo’s tram and metro system – including maintaining and upgrading wagons, rails, tunnels, buildings and signaling systems.

In order to better support its sustainability efforts, Sporveien needed technology that would give it a holistic view of its business and operations. With the IFS upgrade, Sporveien is moving towards evergreen IT and is further building out functionality to continue to support the maintenance of its linear assets. The current implementation will include 2000 users and is expected to go live later in 2022.

Elni Kullmer, managing director at IFS Nordics, said: “We are delighted that Sporveien AS is continuing to invest in our longstanding relationship and has chosen to get more value from IFS in order to support them on their journey towards a worthwhile cause: contributing towards a cleaner and greener city for the people of Oslo.

Marianne Vik, Sporveien CFO, added: “If we want to support Oslo municipality’s goal of cutting carbon emissions by 95 percent by 2030, we have to continue to innovate in the service we provide to the citizens of Oslo – and we need the right technology in place to support us.

“IFS has been essential in our journey towards digitalization. The upgrade we are undertaking will position us to make a smooth transition to becoming evergreen, and provide us with the comprehensive end-to-end functionality and a single platform that simplifies our business processes and means we can focus on our mission: a green city.”