Version 1 wins Irish Rail contract to streamline HR processes

DIGITAL transformation specialist Version 1 has won a significant contract with Iarnród Eireann to supply the operator of Ireland's national railway network with human resource software.

The Oracle Cloud HSM technology streamlines payroll, diversity and workforce management and will help the railway operator roll out its learning and development programme which covers 600 courses, 200 competences, 100 external suppliers and 100 trainers and assessors.

Version 1, a Belfast and Dublin-based Oracle partner, will work to put the system in place as part of its people strategy for 2027.

With the vast majority of people-focused processes and procedures automated, Iarnród Eireann will be able to focus on attracting, recruiting, and retaining top talent and developing the workforce to meet the rail industry’s growing demands for new skills.

Colm Gillard, head of Oracle cloud applications at Version 1, which employs nearly 2,000 people worldwide including more than 160 at its Belfast Gasworks site, said: “We're delighted to be selected as Iarnród Eireann’s partner of choice for such an impactful implementation that will see over 4000 employees benefit from a modern, reliable and user-friendly platform such as Oracle Cloud HCM.

“People are the heartbeat of any organisation, and our customers are operating in increasingly challenging and competitive people, talent and workforce management context, particularly having been through a global pandemic.”