Controlling & Management: Consulting for public transport and regional rail transport

The combination of control, optimization and benchmarking expertise as well as the deep understanding of the market and processes in all functional areas of the transport sector with modern business intelligence systems form the basis of our consulting approach to controlling and management.


  • Significantly higher requirements for planning, management and control in transport companies in all aspects (more long-term, more stable & secure, more precise)
  • Transparent interlocking of various arithmetic units and individual tools as well as numerous new data sources (big data from all areas) is becoming increasingly important
  • Better and more comprehensible communication with the various stakeholders through appropriate tools and processes
  • Increasing need for clearer strategic planning and its consistent implementation in operational planning
  • Greater consideration of purely “financial aspects” (indebtedness, ability to finance investments, rating etc.), which are becoming increasingly important in public transport and regional rail transport
  • Growing importance of professional design, planning and communication of financial statements in a professional stakeholder communication


  • Development of needs-based integrated controlling concepts that fit the structures and decision-makers in public transport and regional rail transport
  • Construction/ individual further development of suitable planning, control and communication instruments for better integration of the arithmetic units and holistic presentation of the developments
  • Design of medium and long-term investment and financing plans under life-cycle aspects as well as strategic personnel planning
  • Qualified holistic benchmarking of costs, revenues, productivity, quality and processes, specifically designed for transportation companies
  • Design and implementation of needs-based, comprehensive and traffic-specific performance measuring instruments (integrated key figure systems, KPI control etc.)
  • Greater consideration of purely “financial aspects” (indebtedness, ability to finance investments, rating, etc.)
  • Support in the planning, preparation, presentation, use and analysis of annual financial statements (including long-term budgeting, benchmarking and rating analyses)

Controlling in transport companies is a complex management challenge

A meaningful controlling for companies in the public transport and regional rail transport sector is indispensable today and is correspondingly multi-layered and complex in the transport industry – making it a central management challenge. Long gone are the times when a simple, administratively oriented documentation of costs was sufficient for companies in public transport and regional rail transport. Long-term planning calculations that cover all aspects of a company, transparently depict partly interdependent relationships and are tailored to different stakeholders are the order of the day.

Applying controlling in a targeted and efficient manner

In this context, the difficult balancing act between simplification for external presentation and precision for internal management must be taken into account, as well as the trade-off between the intensity and accuracy of data collection and the real information benefit that can be generated. However, the increasing technical possibilities of automated data generation, also in transport companies, and the ever-new keywords of the controlling miracle weapons are not helpful per se but require even more to sharpen the need for information and control and to separate important from unimportant, useless from really useful. The design of the control and management systems cannot be left to technical progress alone, otherwise there is the threat of instrument as well as data overkill.

Benefit from our controlling experience in the transport industry

Through our work in and for transport companies, we have learned to recognize and extract important things. For controlling and management, it is important to identify relevant goals, to balance conflicting goals in terms of quality and costs, revenue enhancement and demand development, to quantify the target characteristics, to consistently monitor the achievement of goals and to establish appropriate reporting structures. This experience, combined with tools developed in projects and modern business intelligence instruments, is available for solving specific controlling challenges in transport companies.

Reaching the goal together

It is important to us that we carry out this work together with you as a team according to your very specific tasks and your particular circumstances. At the same time, we are always ready to take responsibility for their implementation and help to solve the associated IT challenges. In this way, we offer a well-founded holistic support to ensure the performance and reliability of your controlling system for the future.