DSB of Denmark chooses Antura as supplier of new PPM system

Following a comprehensive tender process, DSB has chosen Antura to be its PPM system supplier. 

Denmark’s national rail operator DSB has about 7,000 employees in a range of fields and professional backgrounds. 

The DSB Property division deals with buildings, train signs, and train-adjacent spaces. Its real estate portfolio is one of the most varied in Denmark and encompasses planning, renovation and modernization of train stations, workshops and other properties, often in association with government agencies and other stakeholders in mass transit projects.

The project operation was historically dealt with in Excel – a solution based on manual input that was clearly inadequate as the company started looking for an improved portfolio overview and more efficient project management. The company decided to acquire a new PPM system that could offer a high degree of user-friendliness in addition to the following functions: 

  • Planning and reporting on projects and portfolios

  • Financial monitoring of budgets, actuals and forecasts by project, activity, and cost type

  • Integration with ERP system (SAP HANA)

  • Resource management for projects, assignments, maintenance, and line operations

Required specifications also included scalability and the ability to grow incrementally with the new system. Reference cases and testimonials from clients in similar industries were also valued highly. 

Antura met the requirements and could show solid client references

Following a comprehensive tender process in which various PPM systems were assessed regarding user-friendliness, functionality, price and references, Antura’s bid was deemed the most advantageous. Of the total of nine bidders, Antura achieved the highest score for both quality and price. 

During the presentation and evaluation phases, DSB quickly realized that Antura Projects was extremely user-friendly, and navigating around the system was fast and efficient.

DSB and Antura configured the system together, in line with DSB’s needs. Training, configuration and implementation took place at DSB’s own pace, with a schedule tailored by Antura to suit DSB’s needs and requirements. Antura Projects is now being implemented gradually, with the initial focus on project planning, cost management and reporting at different levels. 

The key now for DSB is to grow with the system. The next stage will be to expand use of the system in the organization, and that is likely to involve implementing Antura Projects’ resource management functions.

At DSB Property, Antura Projects is expected to support project managers in their day-to-day work, and to provide a complete and clear overview of the division’s project portfolio.

Denmark’s national rail operator DSB has about 7,000 employees in a range of fields and professional backgrounds.