SAP ERP to fuel Kochi airport operations

Kochi, Kerala, May 24 2012: The pioneer greenfield airport operator  in India, Cochin International Airport Limited ( the city  is now known as Kochi)  has opted for SAP's  flagship  ERP ECC 6.0 solution to fuel information flow across its unified network. The 4th largest airport in India in terms of its international passengers volume, 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.
SAP’s partner Tata Consultancy Services (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.
Says Mathew Thomas, Vice President – Strategic Industries, SAP India: “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”.