MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that TAP Portugal has deployed MicroStrategy dashboards to analyze air transportation and flight operations performance data. TAP Portugal, the leading Portuguese airline and a member of Star Alliance, currently operates over 1,850 weekly flights.
TAP uses MicroStrategy dashboards to analyze flight operations data in areas, including crew efficiency, air traffic control costs, and fuel consumption, which combined can comprise up to 60% of TAP Portugal's total expenses. MicroStrategy-based dashboards enable TAP personnel to find patterns, behaviors, and dependencies that were not easily detected with traditional information models. Through the dashboard, TAP can more efficiently manage costs, reduce waste, and provide a more efficient distribution of work.
TAP's Operations Performance dashboard was selected as a finalist in the MicroStrategy Dashboard Showcase, and was featured at the MicroStrategy World 2010 user conference in Cannes, France. The dashboards were evaluated based on visual design, ease-of-use, and business value. TAP's dashboard provides a daily evaluation of flight operations, performance, costs, and waste control linked to budget and forecast scenarios. With the dashboard, operational procedures are more efficient since data anomalies are easier to identify.
"With MicroStrategy, we have the ability to closely monitor our operations performance using key performance indicators to detect trends and areas of waste," said Mario Chaves, Flight Operations Program Manager & Budget Control, Captain A320. "It is very useful to be able to drill through volumes of data and identify areas that can help us to improve business performance."
"TAP Portugal was looking for a flexible BI solution that would enable them to analyze large volumes of data through various forms of reporting, such as dynamic dashboards," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "We are pleased that MicroStrategy dashboards are delivering the insights they need to enhance decision making and improve resource efficiencies."
To view the TAP Operations Performance dashboard and other MicroStrategy-based dashboards, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/dashboards.
About TAP Portugal
TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline, in operation since 1945 and a member of Star Alliance since March 14th, 2005. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. The company's network comprises 65 destinations in 31 countries worldwide. More information available at www.flytap.com.
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