We continue cooperation with SAS
Sigma Ukraine and Sigma IT & Management have delivered three web-based solutions to Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to extend a new cost management system, launched last year. These modules were built using Microsoft technology stack that was also used in Charges System and thus allows saving significant cost on hosting, maintenance, support and data management, as well as facilitate the integration.
Back in 2013 Sigma delivered a new Charges System to Scandinavian Airlines. The system provides daily calculations of costs based on actual routes provided by SAS flight planning system. The successful launch of the system led to new joint projects to extend the Charges System.
Three additional modules were developed from scratch by Sigma Ukraine team. The Fuel Management System helps to keep track on fuel consumption and costs for jet fuel used by the SAS group in order to make the right decisions about fuel vendors, prices, stations as well as planning fuel budget. The second module calculates budget, actual costs based on a pricelist and a set of initial metrics. Finally, the Invoicing module is responsible for invoice control which embraces automated electronic and paper invoice import, matching invoices with costs calculated within the Charges System and display results in a form of reports to the end user.
All projects were delivered with precise accordance to the schedule agreed with the Customer and even managed to be done ahead of budget. The most lasting project took 8 months to be released in late April together with the two other projects.
Mattias Johansson, Project Manager and Requirements Analyst at SAS thought the project went really well:
“The quality of modules delivered was high and other SAS end users and stake holders share my opinion. So we`re planning to continue our cooperation with Sigma; they are going to take over systems` maintenance,” he says.
Jonas Bexell, the Project Manager from Sigma IT & Management, agrees with Mattias and adds:
“Precise requirements and good solution architecture, achieved by successful pre-studies, effective scope management, close and transparent dialog from both parties, knowledge transfer between team members and customer`s involvement — these, I believe, are the main success factors that helped to develop systems able to meet all requirements”.
“We did enjoy working with the solutions since it involved challenging technology, a robust architecture to support it and the use of best practices for development and testing. The team also liked the setup with three parallel projects and the ability to build domain knowledge and share resources. That was a great experience." Alexey Syrotyuk, Development Manager at Sigma Ukraine, says. “Our main success was that having high professional and motivated team and well-established development process for fixed price projects we managed to accomplish all activities within even lesser overall budget that was initially planned and deliver solution that addressed Customer`s business needs and requirements.”