Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was awarded a contract worth more than $11 million to provide Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail with ongoing enhancements to its ticketing system. As part of the contract, Cubic’s partner and industry-leading ticketing SaaS provider Sqills has started the migration of its booking, reservation, and revenue management software, S3 Passenger from on-premise hosting to Software as a Service (SaaS) mode. Sqills was contracted by Cubic in 2014 to provide its S3 Passenger system as a component of the Customer First solution provided by Cubic to Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail.
Cubic and Sqills’ combined capabilities deliver a modernized solution for Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail’s fully integrated ticketing management and distribution system. Driving the transformation is Sqills’ S3 Passenger sales and distribution solution, providing both open and closed ticketing for the rail industry. Cubic selected Sqills’ solution because of its innovative nature, off-the-shelf availability, and alignment with Irish Rail’s objectives..
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The transition of Sqills’ S3 Passenger to SaaS mode allows Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail to bring new product features faster to market and benefit from a broader range of the technical and functional improvements which have been developed by Sqills over the past years.
“By adopting an ongoing upgrade path, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail embraces improvements to their investment throughout the contract life cycle. This will ensure that the system they have at the end of the contract is the most up-to-date and modernized version,” said Jonathan Williams, business development director, Cubic Transportation Systems.
“This extension strengthens the relationship between Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, Cubic Transportation Systems and Sqills as we continue to improve and build capabilities to meet new and emerging customer demands into the future,” said Gerry Culligan, commercial director of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail. “The enhanced hosting and service specification includes ongoing functional updates to the core S3 Passenger system, accommodates future legislative and regulatory changes and ensures that the core capability continues to reflect industry best practice.”
“S3 Passenger in SaaS mode allows all users to benefit from the latest available product features and applied technologies,” said Alexander Mul, co-founder of Sqills. “Not just now but also in the years to come as Sqills will continue to invest in value-added product features and applied technologies in response to changing industry and traveler needs, security standards, and growing passenger volumes.”
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