Travel, Transportation Hospitality

Travel, Transportation & Logistics practice at e-Celtic offers customized solutions to customers, backed by extensive domain knowledge and technological capabilities.

Transportation Overview :
e-Celtic is today a preferred IT service provider to leading transportation related corporations, shipping and rental car operations. In this domain, e-Celtic has directed its focus towards supporting agencies around the world in innovative use of technology. The solutions in this vertical span roads and highways infrastructure, multi-mode transport of freight as well as people and fleet management.

Service Offerings:

The transportation industry with its focus on moving cargo is part of the world’s largest industry. Its global nature, diversity, and interdependent activities force it to rely heavily on the effective use of IT and communications. Transportation traditionally did not have an industry infrastructure that allowed the smooth exchange of information throughout the supply chain.

e-Celtic can provide fully integrated solutions for your business problems. We have the global reach, the skilled people and the industry knowledge to solve your business problems. e-Celtic understands e-business and can help customers in Transportation to achieve their business objectives.

Asset Database Management:
The concept of Asset Management Systems is important in the field of transportation and it covers facilities, infrastructure and superstructure components of transportation systems. Due to the specific requirements of transportation applications and the rather late adaptation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in transportation, research has been directed towards enhancing existing GIS approaches to enable the full range of capabilities needed in transportation research and management. Knowledge of assets, their location, and value has become the focus of transportation departments all over. e-Celtic has capabilities to provide GIS based Asset Database Management systems for road and railroad infrastructure.

Pavement Management :
Pavement management systems are expected to continue to be a critical component of managing and maintaining the transportation infrastructure around the world. Although, these systems have been used since the 1980s, many changes have evolved in the field of pavement management, leading to the continued development and refinement of computerized capabilities and analysis tools. The changes in pavement management have evolved as the types of information required by public agencies have changed. Today’s pavement managers must address their transportation needs with limited resources at the same time that legislative bodies are requiring more efficiency in highway agencies and more accountability for the expenditure of taxpayers’ money. As a result, the importance of management systems to assist with effective allocation of these resources to manage infrastructure assets becomes more critical than ever.

Over the years, there has been tremendous support for pavement management, which has had a significant influence on its importance to transportation agencies. This support has been enhanced by the participation of pavement management practitioners, private industry, and government in a variety of activities.

e-Celtic domain experts can help in identifying attributes for monitoring pavement condition and determining the associated condition-rating factors. These condition-rating factors can be compared with the standard asset condition ratings to arrive at preventive maintenance plans.

Intelligent Transportation System:
e-Celtic has developed IT solutions That can be helpful to Government to better manage the operations of Road Transportation and provide convenience to road users. Its Transportation Systems framework uses state-of-the-art technologies to develop these complex applications. These are enterprise-wide applications that extract and update information available in various legacy systems as well as provide on-line access from anywhere through Internet.

Mobile GIS :
Mobile GIS is the expansion of a geographic information system (GIS) from the office into the field. A mobile GIS enables field-based personnel to capture, store, and update, manipulate, analyze, and display geographic information. Mobile GIS integrates one or more of the following technologies

  • Mobile devices
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Wireless communications for Internet GIS access

Traditionally, the processes of field data collection and editing have been time consuming and error prone. Geographic data has traveled into the field in the form of paper maps. Field edits were performed using sketches and notes on paper maps and forms. Once back in the office, these field edits were deciphered and manually entered into the GIS database. The result has been that GIS data has often not been as up-to-date or accurate as it could have been.

e-Celtic has proven expertise in Mobile Geographic Information System (GIS), which integrates three essential technologies: GIS software, Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, and handheld communication devices. Bringing these technologies together makes the enterprise database directly accessible to field-based personnel—anywhere and anytime.

Contract Management for Road and Highways:
For many organizations, it is difficult to track timely and accurate information about their contracts. Often, the inability to track payments, budgets, renewal terms, and volume discounts can cost companies, valuable resources, such as time and money. e-Celtic has expertise in using the Internet and Web technologies for the process of contract management tracking to overcome all of these problems and to reduce user contract costs.

By using e-Celtic Web-based contract management solutions, data can be entered by the people to whom it is most available and important, but stored in a central location and available for sharing which has the benefits of allowing a systematic disaster recovery plan; enforcement of data consistency; workflow and business rules; and the opportunity to concentrate economic resources and personnel. The system will permit multiple users to access the system simultaneously. This will enable larger organizations to communicate and collaborate about key contracts without the inefficiencies mentioned above.

In-Car-Navigation :
e-Celtic is capable of designing and developing a Distributed Car Navigation System for automotive manufacturers. By combining both the mapping and positioning technologies, it can provide the navigation features inside the car. This system supports route calculation and route directions. This will provide a sophisticated solution to drive on the roads of any city or country. In addition, e-Celtic has designed the system to provide answers for the user or driver’s queries.

Automatic Vehicle Location:
Automatic vehicle location or AVL is a means for determining the geographic location of a vehicle and transmitting this information to a point where it can be used. Most commonly, the location is determined using GPS, and the transmission mechanism is a satellite, terrestrial radio or cellular connection from the vehicle to a radio receiver, satellite or nearby cell tower.

Automatic vehicle location is a powerful tool for managing fleets of vehicles, from service vehicles, emergency vehicles, and construction equipment, to public transport vehicles. It also is used to track mobile remote assets, such as construction equipment, trailers, and portable power generators.

Locating a moving truck or barge in real time can be a challenge. e-Celtic’s expertise in GIS and GPS technology has been used in designing a system that will locate a vehicle’s position and communicate it to a central base station in real time for displaying the vehicle’s position on a map in real time.

Logistics :
Logistics is the science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information, and other resources like products, services, and people, from the source of production to the marketplace. It is difficult to accomplish any marketing or manufacturing without logistical support. It involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. The operating responsibility of logistics is the geographical repositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finished inventories wherever required, at the lowest cost possible.

We offer logistic software and integrated logistics solutions, which helps in streamlining many of the processes and help the production cycle run more smoothly. The overall goal of logistics software is to boost profit margins and reduce cycle time in order to give the business a competitive advantage in the market and integrated logistics solutions help in synchronizing the supply chain, thereby saving costs, eliminating inefficiencies, and increasing revenue. With integrated logistics solutions you can ensure accurate orders and improved deliveries.

The focus of logistics software is on transportation, which can be one of the most costly aspects of running a business. The software allows businesses to automate the management of mass quantities of transportation-related data so that it can be analyzed and so that the organization can make informed decisions based on that analysis.

With our integrated logistics solutions you can ensure accurate orders and improved deliveries. Total visibility into the inventory enables linking of every process in the supply chain. By streamlining the flow of goods, the demand requirements can be met and the customers can be provided with the best service possible.

More customers are recognizing that to realize the full value of the potential trade-offs from outsourcing, they need to broaden their span. We can provide IT services to various logistics providers including 3PL & 4PL companies globally on cutting edge technologies including EAI, business intelligence, GIS / GPS and ERP’s.

Travel :
e-Celtic has expertise in developing travel solutions for online travel portals and information service providers across various functions. The Travel practice encompasses hospitality and leisure, car rentals, content distribution (traditional and online travel agencies, GDSs, consolidators, corporate travel, and tour operators).

Travel products are now purchased and distributed in different ways as compared to a decade ago. e-Celtic understands the complex distribution models that have evolved as a result of increasing supplier influence, decreasing distribution costs, and multiple new distribution channels. Consumers are bypassing traditional travel agencies and consolidators in favour of online travel agencies , Internet consolidators, and supplier websites. On the distribution side, the GNE’s are attracting suppliers and internet websites thus threatening the reach and power of GDS’s.

e-Celtic has the domain knowledge to perform the following:

  • Portals for content distribution and management
  • Internet booking engines – direct to business, corporate and customer
  • SOA platforms and Web services
  • Device (Web/mobile/PDA/hand-held devices) agnostic solutions
  • GDS and supplier interfaces
  • Product management, POS, mid-office, and back-office
  • Dynamic packaging/cross-selling solutions