Apex | Apex | Apex | PagesHome APEX IS YOUR PARTNER FOR THE DIGITAL WORLD. TRANSPORTATION The transportation industry is facing many challenges: outdated core and reservation systems, the need to predict travel trends, systems integrations to support mergers and acquisitions, and connecting mobile devices to the everyday travel experience. Recently recognized with a "Valued Partner Award" from a major airline company, we have proven practices to help you meet the non-stop needs of a global economy . In the past five years we have grown our placements 188% with 1,900 technical professionals placed. With over 60 markets in the US and Canada, we have performed over 1,000 consulting projects since 2010. Apex has the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience to keep your company moving in the right direction. > CONTACT US Our Proven Successes Include: Updating core and reservation systems across the transportation industry. Leveraging “big data” to predict trends and provide customers with their preferred travel options. Timely system integrations to support mergers and acquisitions. Connecting mobile devices to the everyday travel experience. TRANSPORTATION Sub-Industries Air • Cruise • Hotel • Train The Apex Advantage: Our skills expertise practices and national industry network enable us to provide top talent and value-add services anywhere at any time. What we bring to the table:Our client, a major U.S. airline, engaged Apex to build a domestic onshore development center. Scope > Our Client A major U.S. airline offering low-cost travel options to worldwide destinations. > Situation Our client’s objective was to build domestic onshore development center using Agile techniques. This center would support multiple new and ongoing Java and C++ software development projects. As an alternative, moving this center offshore was considered as an option. However, using both on and offshore services to accommodate the Agile framework requirement would add a layer of unnecessary complexity to the program. Additionally, to be effective, the center would have to operate with high velocity and maximum efficiency and use real-time communication feedback loops between the teams. Specific goals of the program included: Access to the right technical talent at the right time leveraging an on-demand managed workforce Robust risk management Existence of a fully equipped and offsite facility Cost savings relative to other onshore options Rapid startup > Services Service Center Support Risk Management Rapid Deployment Solution > Solution Apex provided an onshore offsite development center facility for 60 resources. Apex’s Workforce Management solution provided robust demand planning and resource management, enabling deployment of the right resources at the right time. Once deployed, these teams leveraged customized components of our Workforce Management approach such as boot camp training, daily on-site engagement management resources, and ApexPRMSM, our world class project risk management process. Work performed is closely integrated with our client’s Agile Scrum Development approaches. To round out our solution, our Workforce Management approach also provided team performance management and ongoing reporting. Results > Results Apex readied a fully secure and operational site with access to our client’s systems within four weeks. In parallel, three independent waves of Scrum teams were rapidly deployed in succession in less than ten weeks. We also met cost savings objectives through the onshore development process with highly competitive rates for highly specialized Agile development work. In addition, we provided velocity to productivity techniques enabled through Apex’s Boot Camp training.