Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Deutsche Bahn (DB) logo

_the client

Deutsche Bahn AG is the main German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company, with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. A yearly revenue of almost 40 Billion Euro (2014) makes it the largest railway company in Germany.

_the challenge

Deutsche Bahn has developed an innovative online mobile ticketing system called Touch&Travel. It allows travellers to acquire an open ticket on their mobile phone. The user checks in and out on trains, buses and though the metro and pay afterwards based on the routes they have traveled.

As part of their changing business model, DB is reworking their architecture. DB then requested tretton37 to make a second opinion on the architecture in co-op with the DB team. Using our our extensive back-end and architecture expertise, we proposed a new solution and approach that would fit the change of the business model even more.

_the solution

tretton37 assessed the chosen architecture and identified areas where performance and costs optimisations could be achieved.

_knowledge sharing

tretton37’s agile approach was used in the team in order to come to selected future architecture.