BNSF is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. The company operates in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF offers shipping services over one of the largest rail networks in North America, and contributes to the economy in massive ways. BNSF hauls enough coal to generate 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. It moves sufficient fertilizer every year to nourish a field the size of the state of Kansas and enough lumber to build 500,000 homes.

Challenges

  • Give internal and external customers access to accurate real-time data
  • Reduce operational costs and impact
  • Prepare for new company-wide SAP implementation
Informatica has helped us control risk – the risk of losing customers, the risk of runaway costs, the risk of losing strategic advantage – all by unlocking our valuable operational data and making it available throughout the enterprise.
— Jeff McIntyre
Assistant Vice President
BNSF Railway Company

Results

  • Integrated mainframe resident, disparate operational data repositories
  • Offered Web-enabled self-service access to a high performance data store
  • Utilized intuitive GUI and development environment to optimize productivity