New Umler(TM) System On-Track and On-Target for July Implementation— Giant Technological Leap Forward for Railroad Industry

Cary, NC, April 09, 2009 --( Railinc today announced that development of the new Umler system (commonly referred to as Umler/EMIS) is on-track and on-target for launch on July 25, 2009. One of the most significant and far-reaching technology changes in the rail industry, Umler system data is deeply embedded in rail industry operations—serving rail carriers, equipment owners, shippers and repair shops.

“This project is a major re-engineering of the 40-year-old legacy system and represents a giant technological leap forward,” said Alan McDonald, director of the EMIS Project. “The new Umler system processes transactions immediately, has higher quality data, and gives users greater control over managing equipment information.”

There are still critical milestones that must be reached before the system can be implemented. The project is currently in the User Acceptance Testing phase.

“The new Umler system will directly impact how equipment owners and their agents conduct business,” McDonald said. “We’re reaching out now to demonstrate how the system can help them better manage their fleets.”

Railinc recently launched a new website ( to help users learn about the new system. Railinc’s Umler team also is giving demonstrations of the new system at town hall meetings and industry-related conventions throughout the year. User training for the new Umler system includes webinars, online demos and an online “sandbox” where users can learn to use the new system. Training for the new system begins in late May. For meeting schedules and training information for the new Umler system, please visit

Bill Fahrenwald
Fax: 708-371-1979