SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

March 03, 2010 08:30 ET

Sabre Airline Solutions Audits Global Database With iWay Data Quality Center

iWay Automates Tedious Data Quality Chores for Global Travel Solutions Provider

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  iWay Software, an Information Builders company and innovator of enterprise integration solutions, today announced that Sabre Airline Solutions, a world leader in the travel marketplace, has successfully completed a series of audits to evaluate, monitor, and manage data quality in its Airport Data Intelligence database using iWay Software's Data Quality Center (DQC). The new integration software will automate Sabre's data quality efforts and deliver greater accuracy and convenience to customers.

As part of its Airport Data Intelligence service, Sabre tracks the capacity of every plane, airline, and fleet in the world, acquiring millions of rows of passenger information every month and loading it into its proprietary database. Occasionally, there are discrepancies in the origin and destination (O&D) data Sabre receives from the airlines, including incorrect airport codes, missing revenue figures, and inconsistent flight capacity numbers. To resolve these discrepancies, Sabre purchased iWay Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Suite, including iWay Service Manager, Data Profiler, and DQC.

"iWay allows us to take a proactive approach to data quality," said Darren Rickey, vice president of solutions management, AirVision Marketing and Planning, Sabre. "The objective is to identify and correct discrepancies as the data is loaded, so it has been scrubbed, audited, and certified as accurate."

Sabre worked with Information Builders' Professional Services to create a series of audits for cleansing data and detecting anomalies within the Airport Data Intelligence database. At the end of the six-week engagement, the team had created 20 audits to automatically inspect 95 percent of the data that is loaded on a monthly basis. iWay DQC now serves as a centralized management hub for business rules, data quality, and data flows. The Sabre team continues to devise new audits and business rules to isolate common issues.

"iWay Data Quality Center can cleanse many months of data in a fraction of the time of manually issuing SQL queries," said Rickey. "One analysis that formerly took 10 hours was completed by iWay in one minute. iWay is smart enough and flexible enough to either 'find and fix' or 'find and alert' us to issues and it can self-correct problems so it doesn't hold up a load procedure."

About Sabre Holdings
Sabre Holdings Corporation is a Texas-based company with annual revenues of approximately $2.9 billion and nearly 9,000 employees. As a world leader in the travel marketplace, Sabre Holdings offers travel products and provides distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings has made innovation its business, from building the first computer reservations system in the 1960s, to blazing the trail for online travel in the 1990s, to delivering sophisticated, cutting-edge travel solutions such as Sabre Airport Data Intelligence.

About iWay Software 
iWay Software's integration methodology is simple: it uses a single, integrated set of graphical design tools to assemble powerful pre-built components for enterprise-class business-to-business (B2B) integration, business process automation (BPA), or enterprise information management (EIM) integration scenarios -- without the use of custom code. Integration configurations can be deployed in a stand-alone manner to any environment supporting a JVM -- or to Web application servers from any vendor. iWay delivers the fastest, most cost-effective, and simplest way to integrate and streamline critical business processes. iWay Software's vendor-, platform-, and protocol-neutral solutions achieve the promise of SOA: true reusability. 

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. 

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