Amadeus the leading supplier of IT to the airline industry has bought Accenture’s Navitaire airline business software for $839 million (£538 million), as it continues to focus on big data features for its customers.
As part of the acquisition, approximately 550 Navitaire employees, including the company’s senior management team, are expected to transfer to Amadeus from Accenture.
Navitaire provides reservation, ancillary sales, loyalty, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence to more than 50 global air transport operators.
Business intelligence – and big data – is a prime focus for Amadeus since opening its travel Intelligence business unit,like Hotels.com or Expedia have accomplished. The open-source nature means that the The cloud-based Travel Intelligence Engine has no predefined architecture and can integrate with traditional business intelligence environments.