Cochin International Airport fortifies operations with SAP


Kochi: The pioneer greenfield airport in India, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) at Nedumbassery near Kochi, has opted for SAP flagship SAP ERP ECC 6.0 solution to fuel information flow across its unified network. SAP’s partner TCS will implement the project and it is expected to go live in 18 months. The deployment will also include other solutions such as SAP SRM, Real Estate Management and BU-BI Analytics.

The fourth largest airport in India in terms of its international passengers volume, CIAL has over 500 employees and an annual turnover of over Rs.2.5 billion. The airport needed a solution suite that would integrate the functions of different sections and departments on a single platform and include internationally accepted best practices and features. The SAP solution will be integrated with CIAL’s existing cargo and duty-free shop system and will boast of the ability to send live dashboard reports to senior management.

In a release, Mathew Thomas, VP – Strategic Industries, SAP India said, “Airports today want the right competitive advantage; real-time business processing drives stronger outcomes and helps increase bottom lines. SAP has been aiding airports in India and across the world to get up-to-speed, become transparent and achieve greater profitability by enabling sound management. Our association with CIAL is another milestone in aiding airports in India to gain that distinct edge in greater value creation”.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

CIAL, which commenced operations in 1999, is the first-of-its-kind airport developed under the PPP model, where airport users (mainly NRI investors) joined hands with the Government of Kerala and the airport service providers to build an International Airport.

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