BA becomes first airline to sign up to Amadeus accounting tech

British Airways is to modernise and fully automate its revenue accounting processes from 2014.

The airline has become the first to sign up for a new passenger revenue accounting solution devised by Amadeus.

The web-based system is designed to transform revenue accounting from a labour-intensive task to a fast and flexible strategic function, the technology supplier claims.

BA head of finance services Gyorgyi Szantner said: “The removal of paper documents from the passenger distribution process provides the opportunity to bring revenue accounting closer to the operational functions.

“We believe it will enable us to transform passenger revenue accounting from a ‘back office’ function to a ‘front-end’ activity, providing real time visibility across the airline including our operational colleagues on how well the airline is performing.”

The carrier is due to make the switch in early 2014 and will benefit from integration with the Amadeus Altéa solution.

Amadeus development vice president Christophe Bousquet said: “Our passenger revenue accounting system is built using modern technology and embraces the latest industry standards. It allows for real-time acquisition, reporting and accounting thanks to its unique integration with airline operational systems.

“Accuracy and productivity are both increased and essentially, this new Amadeus solution enables airlines to know their revenues as soon as the plane doors close.

“Leading airlines consider revenue accounting as a business domain that requires modernisation.”

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