Best Digital Transformation: ASCO bestows award on Q_PERIOR for digitalization project us

Zurich, June 29th, 2016 – The industry association of Swiss management consultants, ASCO, awards the prize for the best project in the digital transformation field to business and IT consultants Q_PERIOR. The RailClean project at SBB impressed the jury with its end-to-end digitalization of a real-life work area.

Q_PERIOR carried the day in the final with the digitalization of SBB’s facility management, beating off a dozen competitors for the coveted “Best Digital Transformation” prize. As part of the project, the management of cleaning and maintenance work at over 800 SBB locations was optimized. In the process, the focus was on refining the deployment and route planning of the roughly 400 RailClean employees – from paper-based to totally digitalized procedures. Together with the SBB IT Department, Q_PERIOR introduced a specially developed mobile application and integrated it with the existing IT systems.

“Q_PERIOR’s project represents a successful example of the increasing digitalization of everyday working life”, declared Paco Hauser, President of the ASCO jury at yesterday’s prize-giving ceremony in Zurich. Explaining the reasoning behind the award, he highlighted in particular the fact that for once the benefit created was not intended for highly specialized users.

Further criteria for the decision of the ASCO jury are the reinforcement of Switzerland as a place to do business, sustainability, its innovative character as well as the return on consulting.

The ASCO jury

The top-class jury for the ASCO award consists of representatives of industry, services, universities, the media and ASCO as the representative of the consultancy sector. The jury members command in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurial challenges combined with many years of experience in the management of operational changes.

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