Trivandrum, July 20, 2010: In a significant development that underscores its deep domain expertise and technology competence, IBS Software, the IT specialists for the global aviation industry, inked a 5 year landmark deal with TUI Group Airlines. Under the contract, IBS will provide professional services, including development, support and maintenance services for TUI’s Integrated Disposition Planning and Statisticsproduct (IDPS). IDPS manages flight planning & control, crewing & rostering, flight operations, maintenance planning, HR, Statistics & Reporting. IBS will create transformational value for TUI by building a robust and predictable Service Delivery model and continuously optimize TUI’s operational processes while providing a common user experience across the Group’s airlines using the IDPS system. IBS will also help TUI control costs through continuous improvements in operational efficiency and provide them the business agility to meet the changing demands of the market.
Commenting on the deal, Eddie Marsden-Jones Director IT, TUI Fly, said "TUI needed an IT partner with both airline domain and software lifecycle expertise. With over 70% of their business in the airline sector and an impressive product suite. IBS matched our needs perfectly. Now we can take a longer term strategic approach to developing and optimizing our IT operations platform to our business model."
Commenting on the deal, Friedrich Keppler Managing Director TUI Fly, said “Choosing IBS to help us realize the full potential of our IDPS system was relatively simple, given their expertise in airline operational and business processes as well as their technology competence. I am certain this is just the start of a long and mutually beneficial partnership between TUI and IBS”
““We are delighted that TUI has selected IBS as its strategic partner to help provide the technology and domain expertise needed to support its growth plans. This decision once again underscores the compelling value that IBS’ offers customers in helping them redefine their business to maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing and evolving market.” said VK Mathews, Chairman & CEO IBS Group.