Business Situation

A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, Colas Rail is a French public works company specialising in road and rail transportation infrastructure. The company aims to become the world leader in innovative and responsible mobility solutions. As related challenges and business needs evolve, Colas Digital Solutions – which supports the company’s digital transformation – identified Microsoft Power Platform as a development accelerator to deliver results quickly and at a lower cost.


After exploring several use cases, Colas wanted to move toward more important and relevant applications, however, it realised that its employees’ skills and level of expertise needed to be strengthened.

We helped to develop applications and assisted in building the foundations of a Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE), integrating processes and governance. We are also supporting Colas in accelerating user adoption.

“When it came to Power Platform management, we needed support. We chose Avanade, who are well-known in the field. Avanade helped us develop our skills to build a software factory that has already produced 15 applications.”

Jean-Michel Maillet Digital Officer, Colas Digital Solutions


The use of Power Platform and the implementation of both governance and a new CoE have made it possible for Colas to centralise and unify information. This has helped the company continue to transform its information system. Colas can now better meet its business needs, improve the employee experience and accelerate its overall digital transformation. The company is currently looking at how it can unlock increased value from its data for greater visibility into business operations.

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