DB Cargo to increase productivity through Accenture’s data analytics solutions

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Sep 23, 2019: German railway company Deutsche Bahn Cargo (DB Cargo) is utilising data analytics solutions to increase productivity, through partnership with Accenture.

Accenture’s IoT Factory solution is helping DB Cargo’s customers monitor items stored in freight cars more precisely.

The analytics solutions powered by Splunk identifies trends and improvement opportunities from enterprise data.

The IoT Factory solution provides DB Cargo with insights from the rail operator’s internet of things (IoT) network, including predictive maintenance based on shock detection data from locomotives. This has enabled DB Cargo to improve the quality of its daily sensor data and create opportunities to use data for new revenue streams.

Accenture’s collaboration with Splunk has resulted in new solutions that incorporate innovative capabilities around artificial intelligence, demand forecasting, IoT and supply chain management. The companies began collaborating in 2016 to integrate Splunk products and cloud services into Accenture’s application services, security and digital offerings.

“Accenture and Splunk are strong ecosystem partners providing highly professional, industrialized delivery and consulting expertise and helping us to capture the value of real-time data analytics for the future of rail freight,” said Fabian Stöffler, vice president of asset digitization and head of amspire Digital Lab at DB Cargo AG.

Accenture also offers security services with a security information and event management solution based on Splunk’s Enterprise Security solution. 

In recent survey-based research from Accenture, respondents ranked technologies associated with real-time data capture and analysis as the ones most important to transform/improve business processes from among the 28 technologies included in the survey.

“Our fast-growing relationship with Splunk enables us to help clients differentiate themselves and grow their business by using data in new ways that go beyond IT and security, enabling them to drive incremental business value across all departments within their organizations,” said Jeff Chancey, a managing director with Accenture’s Ecosystem and Ventures practice.

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