25Apr

Shireburn’s CA Plus Ltd acquired by Gentrack

CA+ SolutionCA Plus Limited, the Shireburn Software Group subsidiary focused on software that manages concession revenues in airports and shopping centres, has today announced that Gentrack Group Ltd (GTK), has agreed to acquire CA Plus Ltd subject to certain final conditions, and that closing is targeted for 30 April.

Gentrack is listed (GTK) on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange. CA Plus Ltd will form a part of their airport division including Airport 20/20 and Blip Systems AS, the Denmark based world leader in passenger flow, queue prediction and capacity forecasting software, acquired on the 24 April 2017 by Gentrack.

GentrackGentrack has acquired 75% of CA Plus Limited from Shireburn with a three year performance based price for the remaining 25% and creates a strong alignment of interest to continue to drive growth. The acquisition relates solely to Shireburn’s CA Plus business.

CA+ is the market leading non-aeronautical revenue management system for airports, with installations in Europe, Africa, Latin-America and the Caribbean. It comprises a holistic and modular solution for airport concession management. CA+ also enables airports and shopping malls to automate many of their processes that are today done manually, Airport 20/20such as that of collecting sales data from concessions for analysis in the CA+ BI Portal.

The combined Airport 20/20 and CA+ product offering is well positioned for further global growth, capitalising on the need for airports to increase their non-aeronautical business – a revenue stream that accounts underpins airport profitability and on which airports continue to rely heavily in order to run their operations. The airport non-aeronautical revenue market was estimated in the ACI Economic Report 2016 at an annual value of US$58 billion.

The deal has ensured continuity for clients and staff and will continue to operate out of its Malta offices at the SkyParks Business Centre while offering significant expansion opportunities.

Shireburn Software and CA Plus CEO, John de Giorgio said that “the combined strength of Airport 20/20 in the airport operations sector and CA Plus in the non-aeronautical and retail sectors offers a great opportunity for further accelerating growth.”

Gentrack is a global leader in the development, implementation and support of specialist software for airports, energy utilities and water companies. Its airport division offers Airport 20/20, a comprehensive suite of integrated solutions that are engineered to optimise an airport’s operations.  Airport 20/20 has 73 airport customers worldwide including Hong Kong, JFK T1, Newark Liberty, Sydney, Finavia, Melbourne and Santiago.

“This investment also allows Shireburn to further advance its leadership in the local business software market” said the CEO. Shireburn Software won the Best B2B Application award in the Malta Communications Authority awards ceremony on the 11 April 2017 for its Shireburn Indigo Payroll Cloud based solution. This was the third time Shireburn was nominated and the third time it won this award for different products.

About Shireburn Software

Shireburn Software is a software products company, specialising in the development of business software solutions and their support. Solutions include accounting, payroll and HR, inventory and retail, eCommerce and document management amongst others. www.shireburn.com

06Apr

Shireburn exhibiting its airport solution at ACI Conference in Nice, France

ACI Airport Commercial and Retail Expo 2017Shireburn Software exhibited their Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution from subsidiary company CA Plus Ltd, which enables airports to better manage and improve their non-aeronautical operations.

The renowned annual airport event, ACI Airport Commercial and Retail Conference and Exhibition, took place in Nice, France, from the 3rd till the 5th of April 2017 with recording breaking attendee numbers. It is considered the annual event for our industry where airports, suppliers and industry leaders get together to share insight and experience and discuss current matters that directly affect the non-aeronautical sector.

CA+ is a software tool used by airports to better manage their concessions, replacing excel and manual input of data. It allows airports to control and manage their non-aeronautical revenues, efficiently manage commercial contracts, calculate revenues and bill concessions through a single web platform accessible by multiple users. In addition, airports are also able to automate the process of collecting sales data from concessionaires, and use a BI platform to analyse sales and revenue patterns in order to boost performance.

For more about Concessionaire Analyzer+ click here.

24Mar

Shireburn exhibiting its airport solution at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam

Passenger Terminal Expo 2017Shireburn Software exhibited their Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution from subsidiary company CA Plus Ltd, which enables airports to better manage and improve their non-aeronautical operations.

The renowned annual airport exhibition, Passenger Terminal Expo, took place in RAI Amsterdam, from the 14th til the 16th March 2017.

More than 5,000 attendees from all over the globe visited the exhibition which showcased more than 200 airport suppliers. Shireburn stood out by being one of a handful of exhibitors focusing on the increasingly important non-aviation sector.

Passenger Terminal Expo 2017CA+ is a software tool used by airports to better manage their concessions, replacing excel and manual input of data. It allows airports to control and manage their non-aeronautical revenues, efficiently manage commercial contracts, calculate revenues and bill concessions through a single web platform accessible by multiple users. In addition, airports are also able to automate the process of collecting sales data from concessionaires, and use a BI platform to analyse sales and revenue patterns in order to boost performance.

For more about Concessionaire Analyzer+ click here.

02Mar

Shireburn commences pilot project with Bristol Airport

Bristol AirportBristol Airport has chosen to implement a proof of concept (POC) of Shireburn Group’s Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution that will enable them to improve the management and analysis of their concession-based commercial business, allowing them to maximise on their non-aeronautical revenues.

John de Giorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software, commented that “the Shireburn team are looking forward to be working with Bristol, one of the UK’s most successful and fastest growing airports. Bristol’s interest reinforces the importance that airports all over are giving to the non-aeronautical sector to provide significant revenue for more airport investment.”

Bristol AirportShireburn’s CA+ solution has made a successful mark in the airport concession management sector with ongoing projects in Antigua, Gibraltar, Kenya, London City, Malta, St Maarten and Quito as well as other projects in the Middle East.  The CA+ Shopping Mall Edition also manages large local shopping malls such as the Pama Shopping Village and The Point.

Tom Hack, Head of Commercial at Bristol Airport said, “By working with CA+ we hope to automate some of the processes behind our retail operation. We are continually looking at ways to improve the way we manage our concessions to deliver the products and services that our customers want, and are looking forward to achieving positive results with CA+.”

For the Bristol POC, CA+ will be installed as a cloud based hosted and managed solution, managing a limited number of concessions.  The sales data collection process will be fully automated utilising a number of different methods available within the CA+ solution, and more importantly, allowing concessionaires to continue to use their existing systems without interruption or change.

CA+ will also provide facilities for the management of concession contracts including those with revenue shares, minimum guarantees and services.

The CA+ Business Intelligence (BI) module will then allow the Bristol Airport commercial team to obtain better insights on sales and revenue patterns, and work with their concessionaires to improve performance.

CA+ will provide an overall improvement in the commercial management of the airport, enabling more efficient automation of sales data collection, contract management and analysis, replacing much of the spreadsheet and manual input of data that today dominates most airport commercial teams, while also collecting more detailed data.

Bristol Airport was ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the UK in 2016, handling a record-breaking 7.5 million passengers, a 12% increase compared to the previous year. Development plans are currently in place to increase the airport’s capacity to 10 million passengers a year. Bristol Airport also ranked highly in the ASQ Customer Satisfaction Survey run by the ACI, holding on to its position at number one for the last 2 quarters of 2016.

About Shireburn Software

Shireburn Software is a software products company, specialising in the development of business software solutions and their support, both locally and overseas. Solutions include accounting, payroll and HR, inventory and retail, eCommerce, business intelligence and document management amongst others. www.shireburn.com

 

 

Picture Caption: CA+ Business Intelligence Dashboards enable airports to better understand and manage their non-aeronautical revenues

 

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07Nov

Shireburn’s CA+ wins Kenya Airports tender for Concession Management

Kenya Airports AuthorityKenya Airports Authority (KAA) has chosen Shireburn Group’s Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution to better manage its concession-based commercial business and to help improve their non-aeronautical revenues. KAA manages 11 airports in Kenya.

The 5 year contract was won by CA Plus Ltd, a member of the Shireburn Group, together with its reseller, Eastra Solutions Ltd, a Nairobi based solution provider specialising in systems integration and enterprise IT operations and services.

John de Giorgio, Managing Director of the Shireburn Group, commented that “the African airport market is developing rapidly, with increased investments being made in infrastructure. CA+ will enable these airports to secure their commercial revenues in order to sustain further investment through boosting non-aeronautical revenues.”

Concessionaire Analyzer+The CA+ software continues to gain ground on several continents, and now with this first CA+ installation, on the African continent. Earlier this year the company also concluded contracts with Antigua Airport in the Caribbean and is currently running a number of pilots projects in the Middle East.

Shireburn’s CA+ has established itself as the leader in the airport non-aeronautical software sector, and has grown a network of partners and re-sellers in order to assist with its expansion and implementation. These include partners assisting with projects in North America, Latin America, Caribbean as well as the Middle East and India.

This has also in turn led to a growth in team resources locally, as well as a recent office expansion at SkyParks Business Centre, where the Shireburn Group has increased its office footprint in order to accommodate its growth.

Shireburn’s CA+ solution will enable KAA to collect transactional sales data from each concessionaire even though they are each running their own individual POSs on different platforms. All sales data is then integrated into a single platform, where sales can be correlated with concession contracts, flight data and other operational information through the integrated Business Intelligence and Big Data analytics module. This will provide KAA with a level of insight never before possible, allowing them to assess sales patterns and boost their non-aeronautical revenues through better concession management.

CA+ will provide an overall improvement in the sales data collection process, enabling more efficient automation of contract management and analysis, replacing much of the spreadsheet and manual input of data that today dominates most airport commercial teams. KAA will then be more able to work with concessionaires to further enhance their performance, optimizing non-aeronautical sales and enhancing revenue management improving the position for both concessionaire and the KAA.

KAA opted for an on-premises installation of CA+, and this will include several modules. The CA+ Data Collection module will be integrated with the Flights Module and the BI Module for reporting and dashboards on a web-based platform. The CA+ Revenue Calculation and Billing Module will allow KAA to automate the calculation of revenues due and then integrate with their SAP ERP system for billing purposes, drastically reducing the man hours required to invoice concessions.

David Kabundu, The Managing Director of Eastra solutions limited, commented that “We partnered with CA Plus Limited, because we felt that their products addressed KAA needs and would enable efficient management of their concession-based commercial business”.

Kasaine ole Pertet, the General Manager ICT at KAA, commented that “The Authority is excited to be partnering with both CA+ and Eastra to implement the Concession Management Solution at our main airport – JKIA. The solution will enable KAA to enhance non-aeronautical revenues by having clear visibility of sales transactions on a real-time basis.”

For more information on how airports can improve their non-aeronautical revenues, get in touch here.

About Shireburn Software

Shireburn Software is a software products company, specialising in the development of business software solutions and their support, both locally and overseas. Solutions include accounting, payroll and HR, inventory and retail, eCommerce, business intelligence and document management amongst others. www.shireburn.com

10May

Shireburn wins Antigua Airport contract

VC Bird International AirportV.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), managed by the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA), has chosen the leading Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution, from Shireburn Software’s subsidiary, CA Plus Ltd, to manage its non-aeronautical operations.

Retail concessions at Antigua Airport
Retail concessions at Antigua Airport

ANU is the international gateway to the Eastern Caribbean and beyond with a number of long-haul and intercontinental routes. ANU is the largest Leeward Islands airport handling over 850,000 passengers per year and accommodates over 10 airlines.

Shireburn’s Managing Director John de Giorgio said “We’ve had growing interest from airports in the Caribbean who are recognising the importance of improved management and control of their non-aeronautical sector, and the revenue opportunities this brings, automating many of the processes and gaining the insight to be able to better work with their concessions to enable them to succeed. We are thrilled to be able to assist Antigua with their vision for growth and expansion within the Caribbean”.

Duty Free at Antigua Airport
Duty Free at Antigua Airport

Geneva George, Commercial Manager at Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA) also commented on the project. “The ABAA stands firmly behind our motto ‘We Deliver’. In this same trend we are energized to showcase our newly built state of the art V.C. Bird International Airport (VCBIA) terminal and also to be compared with other first world countries in advanced technology. We are excited to partner with CA+. As we embark on this journey, we anticipate that this relationship will bring great rewards for us and our concessionaires.”

This project is part of ANU’s strategy to further boost the contribution made from the non-aeronautical sector.

ANU will be using CA+ to improve sales data collection processes so as to enable more efficient automation of contract management and analysis, replacing much of the spreadsheet and manual input of data that today dominates most airport commercial teams. CA+ will allow ANU to obtain a better insight of sales patterns and to work with concessionaires to evaluate and help improve their performance.

ANU will be fully automating the process of collecting detailed sales data from concessionaires as well as flight details from their operational systems and will be using the CA+ Business Intelligence platform to correlate sales with flight data as well as other operational information. This will enable ANU to measure and analyse sales performance through a number of dashboards and reports on the fly, providing better insights into their sales patterns in order to optimise its retail and food & beverage operations and performance. ANU will also be able to create their own BI dashboards based on performance KPIs.

In addition, CA+ will enable ANU to automate the revenue calculation process, and issue billing, interfacing with their own accounting ERP system. This will provide the airport with a holistic management tool for the entire non-aeronautical sector.

Shireburn will next be showcasing their CA+ solution at the British-Irish Expo in Birmingham, UK, on the 8th and 9th June.

Building on their success in the local market, Shireburn continue to impress with excellent customer and support services whilst offering intelligent business solutions that help businesses succeed in their respective markets.

About Shireburn Software

Shireburn Software is a software products company, specialising in the development of business software solutions and their support, both locally and overseas. Solutions include accounting, payroll and HR, inventory and retail, eCommerce, business intelligence and document management amongst others. www.shireburn.com