Funding

Current budget structure relates to the situation, that the RAILDATA systems are already in production, but at the same time they are being extended with new functionalities on an ongoing base. All systems use the same computer platform and production support so some costs are shared.

Presently, there are the following specific yearly budgets:

  • Common Budget covers costs of general activities (staff, management, office, travel etc.) and also costs common for all systems (mainly IT infrastructure). Each RAILDATA member contributes at equal shares. The special entrance fee is requested from new members in the first year they join. Increased membership fee is collected from members, which include daughter railway companies.

  • ORFEUS Budget consists of two parts:
    - Part 1: costs for realisation of change requests, maintenance of the software & hardware and for internal works of the Basel Team. These costs are divided by the sum of ORFEUS members (equal shares).
    - Part 2: costs for operating and hosting of the central servers, for software maintenance, for Basel team application support and for the Hermes communications. These costs are divided between the ORFEUS members based on usage of the central system (CDS), expressed with number of sent and received messages, while the number of received messages in multiplied by factor 1,5 (to reflect, that the receiving company have the main benefits). If a member company does not send and receive the messages yet, then it pays an average amount. The fee for next year is claculated using the statistic from previous year.
  • ISR Budget also consists of two parts:
    - Part 1: costs for realisation of change requests, maintenance of the software & hardware and for internal works of the Basel Team. These costs are divided by the sum of ISR members (equal shares).
    - Part 2: costs for operating and hosting of the central servers, for software maintenance, for Basel team application support and for the Hermes communications. These costs are divided between the ISR members based on the number of available wagon events (which particular member gets/could get from other members). If a member company does not send and receive the messages yet, then it pays an average amount.The fee for next year is claculated using the statistic from previous year.

The ownership of the IP Rights or related hardware products or documents procured during the development of the Systems by or on behalf of the RAILDATA members shall belong, jointly and severally, to all members proportionately to the amounts invested by them.