European Performance Regime
The European Performance Regime’s (EPR) objective is to design a Performance Regime (PR) that can be used both for international and national traffic – thus allowing a Network to apply a single type of PR on its territory.
The immense amount of work done during this long project produced a package of results like the EPR Handbook 2013, whose main body describes the entire 4-step process of the Performance Regime (from data collection to billing/invoicing) and legal aspects. It helps potential users of the system to understand quickly what they should put in place to implement it, and what they should expect in terms of both needed resources and possible results.
The EPR tool was developed within TIS to support the EPR process as described in the handbook, make all necessary calculations and deliver any reports needed.
EPR 4-step process
Stakeholder feedback has overall been very consistent. Although Step 4 of the process (application of financial penalties) is not a priority and is not likely to be applied in the short/medium term, the rules, processes and tools that are part of the first three steps are considered to bring great added value.
In this regard, the EPR tools are currently used to support TIS data quality management.