OnTra - Case Studies

Travel Portal Development

Travel Portal Development Company
  • J2EE based Travel Portal Development for the largest online travel community in India

  • Client Overview

  • The client is the largest online travel community in India offering Airfare/ Hotel rooms/ Car rentals/ Insurance/ multiple GDS. The client has been in the e-commerce space for more than 8 years and was looking for a travel offering for their users. The solution runs on its flagship portal with Hotels, Airlines and holidays currently enabled on the platform.

  • The client chose ONTRA® over other leading vendors as they trusted ONTRA® for:

    • Online travel & E-commerce domain expertise
    • Low TCO and High ROIs
    • Solutions scalability and proximity to local support
Client Requirement Gathering
  • Requirement -The client required

    • A scalable, modular and open standard based travel solution for Air bookings (private and Amadeus), Hotels (private and supplier connectivity)
    • Establishing a private fare management system along with the GDS where the result would show both the fares after comparing and on the fly generation.
    • GDS configuration with Abacus & Amadeus
    • Integration with different low cost carriers in India
    • Ability to offer a white label solution to customers
    • State of the art Back office Order management system
OnTra Solution
  • ONTRA® Solution

  • ONTRA® helped the clients' vision out their business requirements through a series of brainstorming meetings and developed a technical solution to realize the business vision. Key people were deployed on the project and delivered the project in a short timeframe which allowed the client to go live immediately. ONTRA® provided an end to end consulting, development, deployment and support for the project.

  • Result

  • ONTRA® delivered travel solution is now one of the leading channels for the client and is benchmarked for the technology by other portals in India. The client has frequently appreciated ONTRA® 's work mentioning the switching from one to another GDS overnight for commercial reasons. The client has been happy with the delivery and the faith was re-bestowed on ONTRA® . The client also signed up for the Phase II of the project, four times the size of the original project.

Travel Agency software Development

Travel Agency software Development
  • J2EE based Travel Agency Software Development and GDS integration for the Leading Tour Operator Software providers in Europe

  • Client Overview

  • The client is a leading Tour operator software provider in Europe. They offer solutions to the travel agencies who in turn use their system for booking. The client was looking for assured deliverables in short span of time. Moreover the client had bad experiences with three different vendors ondifferent occasions who failed to provide them the software that they were looking for. Hence, they chose ONTRA® over other leading vendors as they believed in

    • ONTRA®'s Travel Technology Framework (ATTF)
    • Travel Agency & Online travel domain expertise
    • Rapid deployment capability and project execution skills and
    • Past projects relevant in the clients environment
Client Requirement
  • Requirement -The client required

    • A scalable, secure and configurable travel agency platform which would have Air bookings (private and Amadeus), Hotels (private and supplier connectivity) in Phase I and Cars, cruises and others in Phase II.
    • A private fare management system along with the GDS where the result would show both the fares after comparing and on the fly generation.
    • GDS connectivity to Amadeus and other suppliers
    • Extension of this system as a B2B travel platform
    • State of the art UI
OnTra Tech Solution
  • ONTRA® Solution

  • ONTRA® took over the development challenge for the client. A Senior Project Manager was deployed on the project and quickly team members were added to kick-start various streams of projects including, requirement definition creation, UI & Front-end designing, GDS integration and Development team. The team promptly helped establish the UI, HTML kit along with the requirement specifications. The GDS connectivity with Amadeus Vista was also established.

    The project started rolling over into the QA phase and certain modules of the application were certified complete. ONTRA® best practices in Analysis, Architecting, Project Management, Quality Control and development helped launch the application in the challenging timeframes set by the client.

  • Result

  • ONTRA® work was appreciated by the client and a vote of special mention was conveyed for the revolutionary pace of development set up by the team. The client was happy with the progress of the project and was willing to move on from their earlier bad experiences with other travel technology vendors. The final phases of the application are awaiting release in a few weeks.

Airbooking Platform Development

Airbooking Platform Development
  • J2EE based Air Booking Platform Development for one of the leading consolidators in North America

  • Client Overview

  • The client is one of the leading consolidators in North America. They offer airlines ticketing and have online as well as offline businesses. The client also works with some of the travel agencies who use this as a booking platform for US outbound fares.

Requirement of client
  • Requirement -The client required

    • A scalable, secure and configurable airline booking platform which could scale up his business. The target was the B2C market.
    • Establishing a private fare management system along with the GDS where the result would show both the fares after comparing and on the fly generation.
    • Web services based connectivity to Travel Talk (Galileo & Sabre GDS)
    • Successful implementation of the new system in a short span of time.
    • State of the art UI
Solution by Ontra
  • ONTRA® Solution

  • ONTRA® took over the development challenge for the client. Teams were deployed rapidly; one for analysis and the other for configuring the travel components for the new application. Functional Specifications were provided by the client. The coding was done based on it and functional iterations were undertaken with a weekly release. Phases involved Development, designing, database optimization, migration and fine tuning of the application.

    ONTRA® 's best practices in Analysis, Architecting, Project Management, Quality Control and development helped launch the application in the challenging timeframes set in by the customer.

  • Result

  • ONTRA® 's work was appreciated by the client and the delivery of the first code release speaks volume of the contribution made by ONTRA® in launching their product in the market.

    The client was able to offer one stop flight travel ticketing solution with multiple Consolidator Aggregation, private fares & external connectivity through a GDS (external connectivity to TravelTalk which runs the Sabre and Galileo GDS). The results are shown in a single view to the user. The application was able to undertake Booking, Selection, Ticketing, Payment routing, Settlement and Administration.

Flight Service Schedule

Flight Service Schedule
  • J2EE based flight service scheduler for world's largest independent provider of airline catering and provisioning services

  • Client Overview

  • The Client is the world's largest independent provider of airline catering and provisioning services. They are dedicated to airline catering service and deliver meals on a global basis to more than 200 airlines and its customers. They manage catering and logistics at complex hub operations worldwide. Their prime service helps flights be on time in the fast-paced environment of international gateways.

Flight Business Requirement
  • Requirement -The client required

    • The Client was looking for an airline catering management system that was required to be developed in short span of time and integrated with other components to plug as an one solution for the launch. The client was looking in for an application to perform
    • Multi-lingual supports for the diverse user profile.
    • Multi-airline integration - Same product can be used by more than one airline.
    • To reduce operation cost - To identify the best catering solution so as to minimize catering events and active catering station. Provide information to airlines on the service level. Cost implication of multiple Titleernative scheduling scenarios to exercise control over costs.
    • An Intelligent Service scheduler - Which can optimize service schedule by identifying which station (or kitchen, or unit), should provide service at what location. This covers range of boarding point options from simple/double catering solutions to complex multi-sector split down line catering.
OnTra Flight Solution
  • ONTRA® Solution

  • ONTRA® alongwith its partner provided the software development & solution building in a short span of time. A team of skilled J2EE experts was quickly identified and deployed at the client location. Functional Specifications were provided by the client. The coding was done based on it and functional iterations were undertaken with a weekly release. The team conducted a daily conference with the client to keep a track on the progress of the project. The team members regularly carried out knowledge sharing with the help of presentations. This practice helped the team to handle common issues efficiently. Phases involved Development, designing, database optimization, testing, presentations, enhancing and fine tuning of the application. Coding standards provided by the client were strictly followed.

    ONTRA® best practices in Analysis, Architecting, Project Management, Quality Control and development helped launch the application within the time guidelines, taking account of the two months time lost with the earlier vendor.

  • Result

  • ONTRA® dedication was much beyond the expectations of the client and the delivery of the first release made the clients engage into a much more larger relationship for ONTRA®.

    The client was able to offer one stop flight catering scheduler solution with multiple airlines Aggregation, caterers & locations with this application. Its basic aim of adding more clients, customers & services without increasing costs and operational time got released. What more? The time per unit and costs to service dropped and the clients trust restored. The application was able to undertake Booking, Selection, Ticketing, Payment routing, Settlement and Administration.