Bloomington, Indiana – February 15, 2006: Cornerstone Information Systems’ suite of professional travel software is now available to Amadeus customers to help them improve the travel reservation process and reduce the overall cost of travel management.
To make this effort possible, Cornerstone had to be certified to develop to Amadeus’ market-leading Application Programming Interface (API) which required Cornerstone to adhere to a strict set of technology standards. Following such high standards helps customers by creating competitively superior quality control, file finishing execution and policy compliance verification and faster response times. Overall it provides more reliable communications with online booking tools and with travel agents.
An additional benefit to Cornerstone and to Amadeus is the streamlining of the interactions between both systems, which ultimately facilitates the potential reduction in overall transaction costs for travel management companies.
The Amadeus API is a very robust interface and the Amadeus product managers worked closely with Cornerstone to draw out the most value from the technological partnership. Cornerstone was able to set and reach development objectives ahead of schedule and achieved certification to develop to the Amadeus API on the first review.
“Working with Amadeus provides us the unique opportunity to work with a GDS and technology partner that has been participating in and observing the US market for many years and learning from what has worked and not worked,” said Mat Orrego, president and CEO, Cornerstone Information Systems. “With this development initiative, we where able to design our platform to not only match current functionality available in the marketplace, but to also develop functionality that is unique to Amadeus.”
“We are very pleased to work with Cornerstone and to bring this enhanced portfolio of productivity and quality control management solutions to our customers in North America,” said Bob Lowry, Senior Vice President, Products and Support for Amadeus North America. Cornerstone software will also be made available to Amadeus customer’s in Asia and the Middle East.
Amadeus announced this new offering to its staff February 1, 2006 and a series of developers’ conference calls in late March will provide added detail to the Amadeus sales team.
“This development initiative with Amadeus opens up a significant market opportunity for us in the EMEA markets as well,” added Orrego. “Amadeus is the world’s largest GDS and we now will be increasing our efforts to promote our services into those emerging markets.”
About Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc.
Cornerstone Information Systems is a professional services company helping travel management companies, corporate travel departments, airline and global distribution systems work more efficiently and more profitably. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company based in Bloomington, Indiana with personnel in eight locations worldwide. Further information about the company is available at www.ciswired.com or by calling Alan Minton at 812 269 0014.
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. Amadeus provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions that help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travelers). The company – jointly owned by BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa – has over 6,500 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities in more than 215 markets. More information about Amadeus is available at www.amadeus.com.