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Ramco Aviation achieves yet another milestone…
Astra Airlines goes live in just 8 weeks

LEAN Model of implementation helps deliver ‘On time, within budget’ Astra reaps 40% reduction in implementation cost

Chennai, India/ Greece – October 30, 2013 – Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets, today announced go-live at Astra Airlines, an emerging passenger airline operating from Greece. The cloud implementation was carried out remotely using Lean model that ensured ‘On time, within budget’ delivery.

From project kick-off to go-live, the implementation was handled predominantly from off-shore through conferencing facility, without compromising on efficiency. With virtual blueprinting, pre-built business process documents, pre-loaded Industry standard codes, the lean model of implementation further ensured reduction in deployment cost by 40%. Astra has been able to reap the benefits of a functionally rich Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) Solution with industry best practices and standards, in a short time span and within budgets.

Commenting on the Go-Live, Mr. Kostas Drizis – CAMO Manager, Astra Airlines, said “Within a short timeframe and limited resources from our end, we have transitioned to a modern and sophisticated M&E system provided by Ramco. This has been possible because of the strong domain knowledge, professional approach and lean methodology adopted by Ramco. The Ramco team exhibited excellent domain knowledge and systematic approach which ensured every member at Astra understands and appreciates the interdependencies within units and contribute towards an efficient and coherent value-adding system.”

Mr. Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said “This is a proud moment for all of us as we have reached yet another milestone in Aviation industry by adopting lean method of implementation to go live in a short span of 8 weeks at Astra Airlines. The cost of implementation through lean methodology and reducing CAPEX to zero by use of cloud is now enabling small aviation operators to go in for comprehensive solution. We believe that with recent success in France, UK and Norway – Ramco is becoming a force to reckon within Europe.”

Astra Airlines has gone live on Ramco Aviation’s complete suite that covers Engineering, Line Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Materials Management, Procurement Management, Vendor Invoicing, and Management Accounting.