Slalom Consulting App for Holland America Line Recognized with 2013 Mobilizer Award

SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Slalom Consulting, a national business and technology consulting firm, received an honorable mention in Mobile Enterprise Magazine's 2013 Mobilizer Awards for its innovative mobile application built for Holland America Line.

Slalom's development team created the user-friendly tablet application to improve the guest experience on cruises by streamlining the excursion booking process. With the application, shore excursion managers give passengers a comprehensive overview of shore excursions including photos, trip details, and availability, as well as advanced search capabilities. The application is integrated with the ship's reservation system to provide real-time booking capability. The application is all about the guest experience. Rather than requiring a guest to come to the Shore Excursion office, Holland America employees can complete the transaction at a location most convenient for the guest—a pool chair, bar stool, or any other location with a Wi-Fi connection.

"The Slalom team is extremely proud of our work on this app," said Justin Jarrett, Slalom Seattle mobile practice lead. "Our development experience allowed us to create an app that improves employee productivity and improves the guest experience for booking shore excursions. Despite the challenging technical environment on a ship, we built this complex application with real-time interface to inventory control so that employees can sell shore excursions without the risk of overbooking." 

Slalom Consulting has delivered award-winning solutions in areas such as information management and analytics, sales and marketing, mobility, and cloud. The firm boasts 30 percent year-over-year growth and consistently earns recognition as a "best place to work" on a local and national level.

Each year, Mobile Enterprise Magazine honors corporations, government agencies, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and others for their achievements in deploying innovative mobile and wireless applications and solutions that improve business processes, create strategic new revenue, and deliver ROI. Slalom's application for Holland America Line was honored in the Mobilizing Business Application category which recognizes mobile applications that increase worker output and efficiency due to their mobile nature, and that deliver competitive advantages.

"The Slalom team has been an incredible partner for Holland America Line," said Therron Hofsetz, director of IT applications for Holland America Line. "They have helped us evaluate and solve multiple business problems with the application, and their team was there every step of the way from discovery to training and deployment. The feedback from staff and guests has been remarkable, proving that Slalom truly understands mobile as a strategic channel."

About Slalom Consulting

Slalom Consulting brings together business and technology expertise to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in areas such as information management and analytics, sales and marketing, organizational effectiveness, CFO advisory, mobility, and cloud through a national network of local offices and major alliance partners, including Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and Amazon Web Services.

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to more than 2,200 consultants. The company has been ranked as a Top 10 Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine four times, and earned recognition from Microsoft as a Partner of the Year five times. For more information, visit slalom.com.

About Mobile Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise is a one-stop resource for wireless solutions from the C-suite to the field. Wherever their work takes them—in the field, in the warehouse, on the manufacturing floor, across the corporate campus, or around the world—Mobile Enterprise readers are engaging wireless solutions to realize efficiencies like never before. The Mobile Enterprise franchise engages readers through print, online and electronic publications, web seminars, podcasts, white papers, and live events. Through trend stories, case studies, and research, Mobile Enterprise covers the full range of the mobile workforce, from wireless network infrastructure to machine-to-machine communications. Readership cuts across many verticals and levels of technical involvement, but they have one thing in common: readers are leaders and change agents who are taking their enterprises to the next level by using mobile and wireless solutions and strategies. Visit online at www.mobileenterprisemag.com.

SOURCE Slalom Consulting




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