adesso developed a large number of modules and extensions for the standard SharePoint system in order to provide certain special functions. These include a digital timetable, a large number of visual elements, an events calendar, a FAQ section, a download centre and a wide range of other modules. adesso also created a link to ‘Rheinbahn Verkehrsinfo’. This is a central information service with several input and output channels that are used to inform customers about changes made to the regular transport services or to provide other information. Connecting to this system enables the customer to access general information about transport services or request their own customised notifications about disruptions on certain routes.
In addition to these modules visible to the customers, adesso also developed numerous functions to support the process of editing the website. The website needed a dedicated authorisation and approval system as well as a system for automating frequently repeated tasks. To meet these requirements, adesso developed mechanisms that help the editors when transferring larger files (such as individual timetables in PDF format). The mechanisms also automatically save the necessary meta data relating to the documents. The editing process was also simplified considerably by the fact that information is now published simultaneously in a number of different sub-sections of the Internet portal. The system was given a modular structure that allows new requirements and functions to be integrated at any time.