SKYres – Inventory Management for Flights and Ancillaries
The Airline Retailing Platform SKYres – our latest addition to the SKY family of solutions for airlines – is based
on the IATA standards NDC and ONE Order.
Its core is an Order Management System (OMS) that carries out and manages the booking of flights and ancillaries without PNR and ticket. The bookings are then settled with partners and service providers – either directly via an accounting system or our powerful Revenue Accounting Solution SKYfly.
Key Features of SKYres
- flexible inventory management for flight and ancillaries
- dynamic pricing
- personalized offers
- ticketless from booking to invoicing
- NDC adapter for NDC and non-NDC distribution channels
- supports metasearchers, language bots, OTAs
Most airlines getting started with NDC underestimate the number of requests the customers will be sending.
NDC Solutions White Paper
Scalability and Load Behavior
SKYres is based on a modern microservice architecture. Using comprehensive load tests, we ensure that our software can reliably handle even the largest volumes of queries. The system scales without you having to purchase performance through additional database licenses. It uses the existing hardware resources very efficiently and conservatively.
NDC & ONE Order – Next-generation Airline Distribution
IATA supports the airline industry in the digital transformation through various initiatives. New Distribution Capability (NDC) provides airlines with better control of their distribution because offers and orders are built in the airline environment. Bookings are immediately integrated into the airline system environment. The new standard increases the number of ancillaries sold via indirect distribution channels.
IATA is also working on replacing the PNR and e-tickets with ONE Order. An order offers functional similarities to a travel order known in the travel and tourism industry. It contains all relevant information about the trip and thus opens up considerably more freedom than the simple Passenger Name Record, which is managed in an Order Management System.
It is time for the airline industry to assess this business opportunity against further investment in legacy processes and Systems.
AIR Airline Industry Retailing White Paper
Strategic Partners – ISO & IATA
Thanks to its strategic partnership with IATA, ISO has been involved in the development of the new standards already at an early stage. Since late summer 2018, the ISO has been operating a ONE Order Pilot that essentially describes the interaction of an order management system and (revenue) accounting. In its November 2018 Newsletter, IATA highlighted ISO activities in this segment.
ONE Order aims to optimize the entire process chain. Restricting ticket-related processes are eliminated and data duplication are prevented. This reduces costs for data integration and synchronization. ONE Order allows uniform communication with all service providers, including ticketless carriers and non-air service providers – thus creating an almost unlimited product portfolio.