Maintenance & Repair Operations

Next Generation IT Solutions for Rail

Innovation, Integration, & Efficiency in Motion

Kaleris is dedicated to driving technical innovation within the rail industry. We offer expert services and software for maintaining all aspects of railway and railcar operations.


Railcar Repair Management System

RMS is a powerful cloud-based software aimed at helping repair shops run more efficiently and economically. Our scalable solution is great for stand-alone shops or larger network shops that are looking to boost productivity.

Key Features

Query Railinc industry data and report alert closures, inspections, and component IDs
Web access from different devices and the Mobile Solution to support offline operation

 

Integration capable for ERP, CRM, accounting, and other software systems

 

Powerful reporting engine with 55+ reports including work in progress (WIP) report, profit and loss, and efficiency reports

 

Save all repair related files in one place. Quickly send files to customers directly from the system using our customizable email function.

 

End-to-end lifecycle of the repair process as well as time & labor tracking and inventory management

 

Generate and store BRC estimates and invoices in a wide range of available industry formats and utilize different billing methodologies including contract rates, AAR billing, MLPB and custom price masters.


Railcar Repair Billing

Railcar Repair Billing [CRB] is a cloud-based billing platform designed to serve the needs of Railroads for both AAR billed repairs and Multi-level Pool Billing (MLPB) for autoreacts. An end-to-end solution that enables railroads to protect their track asset, identify and repair high-risk rolling stock at or before interchange and bill car owners all through one platform.

Key Features

CRB System allows consist file upload to easily add and identify rolling stock in need of repair. Using our Findus. Rail integration, car marks are automatically associated to equipment owners.

 

The system identifies high-risk equipment and helps plan repairs by using industry data feeds such as EHMS, Umler, Early Warning and Maintenance Advisories.

 

The reporting module provides useful information to help you manage the repair process. Reports and dashboards are configurable to measure key business indicators.

 

The CRB System is fully integrated with the AAR Price Master ensuring proper labor and material costs and real-time job code combination auditing.

 

The system generates and submits CRBDX CRIP files and corresponding face bills for both AAR billed repairs and Multi-level Pool Billing (MLPB) with a few clicks and automatically reports EHMS alert closures, inspections and component IDs.

 

Back Office functionality processes outbound CROP files (car repair invoices for your own equipment), audits and generates rebuttal billing to lessees.


Insight

With Insight for Railcars, railcar owners and shippers can optimize railcar maintenance, obtain a bird’s eye view of the entire railcar fleet, access industry data and monitor equipment health.

Key Features

 

Improved Fleet Metric and Reporting

Insight manages key aspects of your fleet and offers real-time business insights through robust reports. Using the reporting dashboard, users can generate many configurable reports to help see trends within their fleet.

Support Shopping Decisions and Analyze Repair Costs

Insight stores historical repair data including AAR billed repairs and contract shop repairs to help analyze repair costs and fleet maintenance trends. Insight supports your shopping decisions by showing detailed reports of the fleet repair history.

Streamline the Shopping Process and Better Communicate with Shops

Insight’s repair dashboard tracks the status of your railcars at each repair shop. Contract Shops can access the Insight Shop Portal to update status, submit estimates, invoices, and other important information regarding repairs being performed.

Manage Lessee Agreements and Generate Rebuttal Billing

Insight tracks the leased equipment and the terms of the agreement. It automatically creates rebuttal billing for contract shop and AAR billed repairs.

Audit BRC Invoices For Accuracy

After receiving invoices from repair shops or CROP files from Kaleris CRBDX, Insight's BRC auditing identifies billing errors within invoices against standard AAR audit rules and specific user-configurable audit rules.

Analyze Fleet Data and Improve Maintenance Management

Insight analyzes your historical fleet data to manage ongoing budgeting for repairs, identify high-risk equipment based on component failure rates, and provide detailed reporting on repairs made across the fleet and potential future repairs.

Intermodal Maintenance & Repair System

Real-time Intermodal Maintenance Management

The Kaleris Intermodal Maintenance and Repair System provides the ability to manage the availability of units in your Intermodal yard. From arrival to inspection to repair to departure, IMRS ensures your intermodal repair operations are fast, industry compliant, and efficient.

The Kaleris IMRS System will pay for itself by accurately auditing your payables and receivables, and making your maintenance operations more efficient while identifying opportunities for re-billing.

In the Yard and in the Office

The Intermodal Maintenance and Repair System includes three modules:

  1. Repair Yard Management - This provides a list of damaged units needing inspection and automatically assigns work orders to the mechanics. The system will also identify re-billable repairs, and generate electronic & paper invoices.
  2. Quick Stop RepairsThis provides the ability to record and charge for repairs requested by drivers for readability.
  3. Electronic Claims Filing - This enables equipment owners, railroads, and external repair vendors to submit invoices for payment. The system automatically audits the invoice and displays the resulting exceptions to the auditors for review.

 

Key Features

  • Manages available unit inventory
  • Tracks damaged units so they are inspected & repaired efficiently.
  • Ensures repairs are recorded correctly to avoid billing exceptions.
  • Identifies repairs that require before & after photographs (based on cost or repair type)
  • Flags repairs that exceed a specified dollar amount
  • Automatically prices repairs based on vendor agreements
  • Prioritizes repairs based on customer needs
  • Provides the ability to record State and Federal Highway inspections and create work orders for repairs
  • Matches damaged items to J2 records for re-billing

 

It is critical to have a supplier that has a vested interest with the customer to be the single source of accountability for all elements from software to mobile and wireless technologies. We also understand Class I Railroad Integration!

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