UK-based JacTravel, a B2B accommodation wholesaler, is rolling out a new FIT booking platform using in-memory computing software.
JacTravel said this would greatly reduce search response times, while allowing the company to increase search capacity in a structured and “forecastable” manner.
The project, a “significant” investment, has been led by JacTravel CTO, Peter Clements, and industry veteran, Francesco De Marchis, and has seen the company acquire and bring in-house source code as well as recruiting a specialist and dedicated team of developers, testers and business analysts, said a statement.
Francesco said: “Our aims with this project were to move from two trading platforms to one, single search and book environment, providing our partners with a seamless integration whilst operating a business as normal approach. The philosophy was to retain all the best elements of our existing platforms whilst improving performance and creating a scalable structure to facilitate our growth ambitions over the coming years.”
Clements added: “Our clients will be able to enjoy sub-second responses and the ability to take more product from us and our supply partners will naturally see the benefits from increased distribution levels and enhanced search to book conversion levels.”
The company is currently piloting the new software with a number of clients with a view to fully roll-out at the beginning of 2018.