Sabre Airlines Solutions Unveils New Cost-Effective Technology

5th Oct 2004

Sabre Airline Solutions

announced today the launch of a new component for SabreSonic,

the industry’s first new generation passenger management suite. 

The new

component is a breakthrough offering that enhances the SabreSonic suite by


automating revenue integrity processes, offering airlines flexible,

easy-to-use technology for protecting existing revenue streams in a

cost-effective manner.

As part of the new product launch, Sabre Airline Solutions announced the

acquisition of Lanyon, LTD, a leading provider of business process

management (BPM) software to the airline and travel industries.

Integration of Lanyon’s DigitalQueue Revenue Integrity Management software

with the SabreSonic suite provides a complementary and complete offering in

revenue integrity.


Along with this revenue integrity technology, Sabre Airline Solutions also

gained a set of processes that evaluates fare and other data on global

distribution systems (GDS) to ensure consistency and data integrity with

the actual fares attached to the carrier’s inventory on their host

reservations system. By identifying incorrect information and taking

corrective measures in the GDS, a carrier is able to prevent unnecessary

credit memos, customer dissatisfaction, and negative agency relationships.


“Lanyon is a natural fit for our global airline customer base,” said Gianni

Marostica, president of the Airline Passenger Solutions business within

Sabre Airline Solutions.  “The solutions they have developed are specific

to the travel industry and are built on an open systems platform,

consistent with our SabreSonic suite of products and services.  This means

we can enhance our revenue integrity management solutions to both current

and future Sabre Airline Solutions customers almost immediately.”


The offering will be available for both hosted and non-hosted carriers.


The revenue integrity technology for non-hosted carriers is available as a

stand-alone offering allowing carriers to select this technology even if

they use an in-house or third party reservations solution.  For hosted

carriers, the revenue integrity technology is integrated into the hosted

SabreSonic offering.


The technology permits the user to customise and edit the control data that

modifies the way the processes work specific to the airline via a Web-based

interface in an easy to use point and drag environment.  Airlines will be

able to review results of these processes from the Web.  The revenue

integrity technology will also offer passenger-messaging capabilities at a

lower cost compared to other solutions in the market.


“Revenue integrity requirements have existed for a long time, and they are

often performed in a labour intensive and thus expensive manner.  Also,

contrary to traditional robotics, our solution automates this process

without excessively increasing CPU usage.  Increased revenue integrity

functionality was a hot topic at the SabreSonic Customer Community Forum

this year,” said Marostica.  “Protecting revenues in today’s environment

has become increasingly difficult, and it is imperative that airlines have

tools that help them address any areas that are leaking revenue without

significantly increasing labour costs as with traditional solutions.  Our

new revenue integrity capabilities will allow airline analysts to create

and monitor automated processes as a replacement for repetitive,

cost-intensive legacy processes.”


“Integration of the Lanyon line-up of airline software products into the

SabreSonic portfolio is a highly strategic event for us,” said Nick Lanyon,

Lanyon president and CEO. “Like Sabre Airline Solutions, our people have

in-depth experience with the travel industry and an unflagging commitment

to unleashing the power of open technology.  We look forward to bringing

the benefit of our years of industry innovation and service to Sabre

Airline Solutions’ customers worldwide.”




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