REVIEWER: Van L. Rownd, VP of information services for Railcar Management, Inc.

BACKGROUND: Railcar Management, Inc. (RMI) provides its own transportation and revenue processing software for the railroad industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, RMI has nearly 500 clients, which include about 70 percent of the Class 2 (regional) and Class 3 (short line/local) railroad companies. Its AS/400-based solutions facilitate railroad companies so they can move their railcars across the U.S. from railroad to railroad and process the revenue that is associated with railcar handling. The company, which is an application service provider (ASP) and a business service provider (BSP), rents its software for a license fee. About 90 percent of its clients, each with its own database, use RMI as their complete data center.

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