What’s on your screen? In a recent article, The Beat travel industry journalist Jay Boehmer describes old-school GDS platforms this way: “The legacy cryptic global distribution system interfaces used by frontline travel agents are regularly met with derision and confusion. If these text-based, monochromatic screens look like a prior generation’s technology, it’s because they are.”
I couldn’t agree more, and I understand we’ve all been there. We all know how quickly technology changes, dragging many of us kicking and screaming into the 21st century. We get comfortable doing things a certain way and turn a blind eye to the innovations our new technology can offer us.
The game is changing
In the travel industry, one of the biggest changes to our way of working is the advent of New Distribution Capability (NDC) and the need for open systems technology to support it. Years ago, Amadeus saw the seismic shift coming, and made the investment to move our entire platform away from TPF (transaction processing facility, or mainframe processing) – to open system software.
The process wasn’t easy or always pretty, but we did it. We are now in the process of decommissioning our old certificate-based platform, Amadeus Selling Platform, in favor of industry-leading, web-based Amadeus Selling Platform Connect. Today, Amadeus Selling Platform Connect is already considered a mature platform that offers a cutting-edge graphical interface (while still maintaining old, cryptic screens for you die-hards!)
3 ways Amadeus Selling Platform Connect makes a difference
- Improve your competitiveness. Other GDS providers are years behind Amadeus in their move to open systems. Why work with antiquated tools that stall your ability to compete?
- Future-proof your business. This is the platform that will enable Amadeus to deliver NDC content to you as it becomes available later this year.
- Increase your value. We recently activated Amadeus All Fares in Amadeus Selling Platform for your use. You can start using it immediately! This intuitive, easy-to-use graphical feature empowers you to search and shop for airfares from different content sources in one display with maximum efficiency. Check out this quick card to learn more.
So what’s on your screen? If you’re ready to kick your cryptic desktop to the curb, then it’s time to jump into the 21st century with the Amadeus Travel Platform. And have no fear: Amadeus will be by your side every step of the way!