Land Access Management System Redesign: From Paper to the 21st Century
Managing the second-largest real estate portfolio in the country behind the US government requires a lot of coordination. Students on the Union Pacific team will design and deliver a new automated system to replace the current outdated paper systems.
UP Real Estate department manages the thousands of acres near our 32,000 miles of track. The current workflow and data storage of the department is outdated! The current process presents many operational challenges: (1) predominantly paper and fax based and requires physical referencing of original documents. Some of those documents are originate from the founding of Union Pacific and a few are even signed by Abraham Lincoln; (2) includes manual data entry with a high error rate; and (3) on-line elements are outdated and inefficient.
The student team of data analysts and developers, supported by current expert UP users, will evaluate the existing online application system, its failure points in the business process, and the data systems that it relies on. The ultimate goal is a complete redesign of the front end, the workflow of the application system, and the database structure it relies on. This team will bring the system into the 21st century by providing electronic applications for all sub teams with Real Estate.
The 2020 UP Cohort team will deliver a comprehensive business process, data structure and UI design as well as developing the components of the application system.
UP Development Environment
The new application system will be developed using Oracle, Angular JS, and Java services. Students will be able to access the environment via virtual slices in the UP system.