|[August 29, 2013]
Wipro Launches Aviation IT Products in Partnership with Qatar Airways
BANGALORE, India --(Business Wire)--
Wipro (News - Alert) Ltd., (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology,
consulting and outsourcing company today announced the launch of a range
of information technology (IT) products for the aviation industry.
The aviation IT product portfolio comprises of two categories of
solutions: enterprise and mobility solutions. Enterprise solutions
include products for crew management, route profitability analysis,
loyalty management, inflight catering, aircraft maintenance planning and
crisis management. Mobility solutions include products for pilots, cabin
crew and flight dispatchers.
The extensive product portfolio aims to address critical airline
business functions, which have a direct bearing on service quality,
operational efficiency and strategic decision making. These products
provide competitive advantage to an airline through comprehensive
functional features complimented by open technology platforms.
Functionally rich and user-friendly, the innovative and technologically
advanced products are expected to fill gaps in the IT applications
portfolios of many airlines and provide an edge over competitors.
In September 2012, Wipro entered into a strategic partnership with Qatar
Airways to research and develop the portfolio by bringing together
Wipro's expertise in application management and support, and Qatar
Airways' aviation systems' expertise, resulting in new software products
for the airline industry.
"These solutions have played a key role in enhancing customer service &
operational efficiency of Qatar Airways," said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of
Qatar Airways. "Now these already proven solutions can be brought to
market and deployed in a variety of means such as licensing or Software
as a Service."
Anand Sankaran, Senior Vice President and Business Head, Global
Infrastructure Services & Wipro Infotech said, "We are
developing new IPs with Qatar Airways which will augment our available
suite of solutions. This is a very unique partnership with Qatar Airways
where we are marketing their existing software products and leveraging
the core competencies of both organizations to create tangible value to
other airlines. We believe that this portfolio of products will
transform the Airline industry and help them do business better."
Srini Palia, Senior Vice President & Global Head RCTG, Wipro Ltd.
said, "The Transportation sector and in specific the Airline industry is
a focus area for Wipro. The product suite that Wipro and Qatar Airways
have jointly developed is targeted to play a key role in driving greater
operational efficiency, enhanced customer service and faster
decision-making. We have been
leveraging our capabilities in mobility, cloud infrastructure,
analytics, airline domain competency and BPO to offer best in class
services to the global airline industry."
"Qatar Airways is happy to work closely with Wipro to continually
enhance our products and also bring out new product solutions that help
airlines take service levels to new heights," said Al Baker.
"Wipro's technical expertise along with our airline domain knowledge and
the insights from our award winning service has helped create some
excellent IT offerings for the aviation sector."
About Qatar Airways
The Doha-based airline is one of the world's fastest growing carriers,
operating now in its 16th year with a modern fleet of 129 aircrafts
flying to 129 key business and leisure destinations across Europe,
Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
About Wipro Ltd. (News - Alert)
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting
and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do
business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its
deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through
Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses.
A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of
services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an
organization-wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of
140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information,
please visit www.wipro.com.
These products are designed to enhance the operations of airlines and
other aviation related companies across the board and are available for
immediate licensing and implementation worldwide.
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