Ypto is SNCB’s IT company and is helping to implement the digital transformation of our Belgian railways. We digitise processes and offer innovative solutions, always focusing on the end user. We always do this in consultation with our customer, SNCB. Our work has a tangible impact on thousands of SNCB collaborators and millions of train passengers. A real challenge that we are proud to take up every day!
As a subsidiary of SNCB, Ypto is fully dedicated to the Belgian railways. But what exactly is the link between Ypto and SNCB? And how important is Ypto to the future of rail transport?
On the one hand, Ypto ensures that all IT systems function properly and carries out (planned) interventions to make the digital solutions work as well as possible. This way, we guarantee the (cyber)security of the entire SNCB organisation. On the other hand, we work on specific projects and create digital solutions at the request of SNCB. We always do this in co-creation with our customer and with TCS, our outsourcing partner. As a strategic partner, we then provide advice, always keeping the interests of our customer in mind.
Contributing to the digital transformation of our Belgian railways: what does this mean concretely?
train passengers and SNCB collaborators experiencing a tangible impact from our digital achievements
paper tickets saved each year thanks to our SNCB app
days needed to allow 8,000 SNCB collaborators to work from home
Digitalising national passenger traffic. That is our dream. The dream for which we work hard every day. And because we do this with our customer, SNCB, we come into contact with the various professions in the fascinating world of railways. Through working on a mobile application for train managers or the ERP system for the workshops, together we are making an impact on the travel experience and safety of millions of passengers.
Our ambitions are not only about what we want to achieve, but also about how we do this. Whether you are a Project Manager, an Architect, a Business Relationship Partner or a Digital Expert, you share the same values. This is how we build a relationship of trust with each other and with our customer. This trust can only build up if we continue to become more professional and strive to meet the highest standards every day.
The IT world is evolving ever faster. Global digitalisation has transformed the content of our work in just a few years. And this continuous change demands the best from our collaborators. For them, it is important to create an anchor while working together: these are our standards and values.
At the same time, we want to give our collaborators enough freedom to take responsibility for their own professional development. It is in this balance between supervision and autonomy that we want to excel in the coming years as a growing IT company.
Making people grow by giving them freedom but also by supporting, inspiring, challenging and motivating them. This is what brings me satisfaction at Ypto.
In order to digitise the entire SNCB, we can rely on several departments, each specialising in a particular field. This way, the changes can be carried out smoothly in all areas. Each department consists of both internal collaborators and external consultants. In total, there are approximately 700 people who make digitisation possible.
From IT analysis to cybersecurity: find out more about the activities of each domain and our vacancies.