Air Mauritius signs 5-year contract with IBM for cloud, analytics technology

Air Mauritius has fueled its long-term growth plans with a five-year technology and services deal with IBM (NYSE: IBM) for cloud and analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans, the company said.

Air Mauritius will use the IBM Cloud and analytics-enabled enterprise planning solution to better manage budgeting cycles, decrease turnaround time for processing data and boost its capacity to uncover predictive insights directly from data to enhance customer experience. The IBM solution will harmonize Air Mauritius´ data management infrastructure, providing a single platform to accommodate past, current and future data for business analysis with the same level of granularity. This means enhanced operational efficiencies and improved service delivery for customer enquiries and flight bookings.

The software-as-a-service deal, which will be implemented in collaboration with KPMG South Africa, will allow the airline to overhaul its enterprise planning processes using the statistical analysis and powerful visualizations of IBM´s Watson Analytics.

Air Mauritius is a large airline in Africa that carries 1.5 million passengers and 30,000 tons of cargo annually.