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Project Description

This funding will provide for several software and hardware enhancements, which will improve efficiency to the Transit Operations Planning system (TOPS). TOPS is a CTA enterprise system that will automate and integrate CTA's business processes related to Bus and Rail operations and Maintenance. This will eliminate the 27 year-old DOS-based systems (FAST) into a single centralized application. In addition, upgrades are required for the Materials Management Information System (MMIS), which is CTA's work order system that tracks warranty information among other fleet details. MMIS has 14 interfaces connecting to Oracle Inventory, Purchasing, and Human Resources, as well as Bus Emergency Communication Systems and the Service Request tool program. The current software, version 6.13, is beyond its expected service life and needs to be upgraded to version 13. Also, the current Oracle ERP system used for Financial, Human Resources and Payroll management among 17 other modules requires critical upgrading. This system is currently on version, which will not be supported by Oracle past December 2015. CTA needs to upgrade these Oracle systems in 2015 to avoid significant disruptions to CTA business. Funding: ICE 2012: $906,693 ICE 2015: $5,703,200

Status:In Progress
Program:Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement
Program Year:2015
Project Type(s):Capital
Current Activities:In Progress
Information Updated:November 2018
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