The air travel industry is going through a spectacular change due to increasing customer demands and changing economic models. Many airline transportation enterprises are fast realizing the need to keep up with technology upgrades in order to enhance their service and improve customer satisfaction. To achieve this, they are swiftly upgrading their legacy systems to suit the current technology trends.
Here’s how Mindtree built an end-to-end cargo reservation system for a leading IT solutions provider for the airlines industry.
he customer, based out of the Middle East, is a leading IT solutions provider for the airline and transportation industry. They wanted to replace their mainframe based cargo reservation system with an end-to-end cargo reservation system. This had to be an open system that integrates reservations, operations and revenue management functions. The application platform also had to support analytical functions that included providing revenue earned on a real time basis.
Key challenges while developing the application included:
he project spanned multiple geographies, bringing together a multi-disciplined team of business analysts, technical architects, developers and testers.
Mindtree worked on an iterative waterfall model for all phases of the SDLC. We enabled a seamless and smooth self-service experience for the online customer by translating the customer brand promise to an online application. The application redesign started with a series of user studies. Individual interviews were conducted with existing users of the cargo application spanning numerous locations. The insight gained provided Mindtree with solid end user use cases upon which the solution was built.
Mindtree team developed end-to-end requirements and goals related to booking, availability, ﬂight schedule, rates and communication. This was followed by an in-depth competitive analysis to understand strengths and weaknesses of competitors and potential competitors.
Mindtree delivered the next generation cargo reservation solution within the two year duration. The application is one of the largest Java development efforts in recent times, requiring 300 person years of development effort.