Gantt Chart Reference Apper Systems Oy

Planning of Public Transportation with VARCHART XGantt

Our Customer

"Apper Systems Oy has been developing customer-specific solutions since day one with CA Plex & CA 2E. VARCHART XGantt is completely integrated in CA Plex and enhances the application with graphical Gantt charts. XGantt gives us new possibilities to provide enhanced features for our solutions visualizing complex data and processes,” says MD Tero Suominen from Apper Systems Oy.

Applied Product

VARCHART XGantt
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Apper Systems Oy Uses XGantt Solution for Planning of Public Transportation

Apper Systems Oy from Lahti, Finland is a consulting company with over 28 years of successful IT business experience. Their consultancy activity covers Java, .NET, SharePoint and development in CA Plex and CA 2E. Apper Systems Oy belongs to the Apper Group with over 100 employees and branches in Gothenburg, Vanersborg, Malmoe, Stockholm and Lahti.

The system for planning resources in public transportation includes planning local and long distance transport as well as charter services and tour services. Since the scheduling of staff and vehicles uses automated operations it is carried out as effectively as possible. The application processes large data volumes.

The Gantt charts are used for visualizing the thus-created schedules and let the planner fine-tune the planning.

For developing the interactive Gantt charts Apper uses the VARCHART component XGantt ActiveX.

“Apper Systems Oy has been developing customer-specific solutions since day one with CA Plex & CA 2E. VARCHART XGantt is completely integrated in CA Plex and enhances the application with graphical Gantt charts. XGantt gives us new possibilities to provide enhanced features for our solutions visualizing complex data and processes,” says MD Tero Suominen from Apper System

Interactive Gantt Chart in Transportation Work Shift Planning

The chart visualizes the automatically scheduled work shifts allowing for drivers to wish for a certain shift and customers to request a certain driver for their charter tour.The Gantt chart lets the user directly participate in the planning by drag&drop and quickly react to modifications. The planning takes into account restrictions in terms of rest hours as well as interdependencies of shifts. The modifications caused by these transactions lead to a direct recalculation of the plans in the system.

The Gantt charts in the work shift planning include visual options such as

  • Specification of work-free periods at will
  • Filter options person groups, salary period & driver group
  • Information recalculated based on drag & drop
  • Colored symbols for requested shifts, several symbols to indicate the various out-of-work modes, different charter types and local transportation schedules

Route/Line Processing can be Fine-Tuned with XGantt Component

By dragging lines/routes from the upper chart to the lower one, the planner can assign them to certain shift teams. Further data like start, end and breaks can be added to the routes/lines by drag and drop and be modified afterwards. 

Every modification leads to an update of the chart and is applied to the schedules and salary calculations in the planning system.

Chaining of Lines/Routes with Gantt Panel

VARCHART XGantt enables the chaining of lines to calculate the working hours taking into account exceptions like weekends and other work-free periods.