Software & Services That Enable the Integration of Disparate Systems Using Common XML Standards
B2B Integration Solutions for OpenTravel XML Standards
Leverage Application Server Technology, Web Services and Industry XML Standards Including OpenTravel and other XML Standards to Enable the Fastest and Easiest Deployment of Legacy and Modern Systems
For over 10 years, the OpenTravel Alliance (OTA) has worked to develop a comprehensive and cohesive set of XML specifications for airlines, car rental companies, hoteliers and other members of the travel industry.
Today, the OpenTravel XML standard enjoys widespread adoption with millions of XML transactions pulsing through the industry each day. However, these OpenTravel XML implementations can be complex and rarely come without issue.
PilotFish shares OpenTravel's "passion for solving problems inherent with connecting multiple systems within the complex travel distribution arena." As OpenTravel defines the standards, PilotFish develops focused tooling to facilitate implementation.
PilotFish Technology's portfolio of integration tools offers these other benefits:
XCS Enterprise Integration Platform – Rationalize the Myriad of Data Formats, Communication Protocols, and Connectivity Options Through Transformation to a Single Common Set of Standards
PilotFish's XCS Enterprise Integration Platform (XCS eiPlatform) integration software is a complete Java framework which offers a central XML hub (see diagram below). Processors and adapters allow you to connect all the different hospitality and travel systems, internal or external, so they no longer need to communicate separately. Instead, they all talk to the hub, which reduces the complexity of interfaces. By implementing a many-to-one and one-to-many (common model integration) method of managing interfaces you can dramatically lower the total number of interfaces required between your internal and external business applications — you can spend more time building your business and less time managing and maintaining interfaces. Click to learn more about the XCS eiPlatform
XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel – a Graphical IDE That Streamlines Interface Development and Provides Drag and Drop Ease for Business Users and Developers Alike
The XCS eiConsole is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developers and technical business analysts that offers an intuitive paint-by-numbers approach. In addition to the core product features of the XCS eiConsole, the XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel has been engineered expressly for developing OpenTravel-compliant XML messaging solutions. The XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel offers a unique blend of OpenTravel XML specific features, a flexible component driven architecture and unparalleled ease of use. The XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel additionaly offers these features:
The XCS eiConsole for Open Travel allows implementers of the travel XML standards to choose from a pre-developed library of interface templates. These templates provide schemas (XSDs) and example OpenTravel XML messages for every defined request and response type. See OpenTravel Supported Templates for the comprehensive list.
Once a template has been selected, a developer or business analyst will use the XSLT data transformation tool, the best of breed Data Mapper, to transform data to or from the OpenTravel XML schema (XSD).
Each transaction template is further enhanced with a graphical, searchable schema browser – complete with in-line documentation.
Finally, the XCS eiConsole OpenTravel XML Tutorial provides everything that you need to build your first interface using the OpenTravel specification.
Whether you are seeking to develop a web service interface to a hotel booking engine (e.g., Priceline's booking.com) or to implement the HTNG specifications within a hotel chain, the XCS eiConsole enables a faster, better and more cost effective implementation than those produced by hand coding or horizontal vendor products alone.
Click on the links to learn more about the XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel, XCS eiConsole for FastRez or for the core product features of the XCS eiConsole.
Interface Management at a Glance for Monitoring Performance
The Dashboard is an optional application component that monitors the performance of the XCS eiPlatform. The Dashboard enables users to view, trace, analyze and report on transactional interfaces traversing the XCS eiPlatform. Transactional errors can be captured, diagnosed and restarted without requiring changes to the source or target systems participating in the interface. Click to learn more about the XCS Dashboard.
Automate Validation and Certification of Trading Partner Messages
The Validation Server - enables the automated validation and certification of trading partners' messages to standardize initial and ongoing information exchange. A company that is receiving the same messages from multiple trading partners (for example, an OTA_AirAvailRQ) can "publish" their message formats and rules to allow the trading partners to test their message transactions before going "live". Learn more about the OpenTravel Validation Server.
A Free Easy Reference Guide to the OpenTravel XML Standard
The OpenTravel Model Viewer is a free Web-based reference for the OpenTravel Data Model. Features of the OpenTravel Model Viewer include:
To learn more about the OpenTravel Model Viewer click here or on the link following to view the actual OpenTravel Model Viewer.
To find out more about how PilotFish integration solutions can help you implement the OpenTravel XML standard and dramatically reduce the time and expense call or email us today for a free personal WebEx demonstration.
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EICONSOLE FOR OPENTRAVEL
A graphical IDE to create and manage interfaces with extensive support for OpenTravel including a single XCS eiConsole license that imports both the OpenTravel XSD and associated documentation, provides searchable OpenTravel documentation, supports "drag and drop" Codelists, enables OpenTravel-compliant Model extensions and supports multiple OpenTravel model releases, model upgrades and different model interpretations. Leverage a vast library of configurable connectivity, transformation, data manipulation, validation and testing components to interface any system, any data format, anywhere. Download, tweak and publish interfaces created with the eiConsole on the PIE, "App Store" for interfaces, then deploy with a mouse click on the XCS eiPlatform runtime. Try the XCS eiConsole for OpenTravel today!