This is where I remind you that ELP just so happens to be an aviation software company, and that we’ve assisted in easing the burdens inherent in several mergers to date.
It’s also classic Erwin optimism to view a merge as a potential opportunity for both airlines. “Another point to make in these you know, in these technology mergers or move overs, the way that I see it, when I go through the interview process with the carrier, I tell them, ‘ Look, this may be your one and only opportunity to also fix things that have been nagging at you for years and years. For example, you guys created a code seven years ago that you’re not happy with, that you want to change. Well, you can’t do that in the system because you got seven years worth of history- it’s very expensive and difficult to do that. So you just live with that code even though you don’t like it.’ Well, if I’m going to do open heart surgery on software, I might as well fix everything, including the things that have been bugging the airline forever.”
ELP’s expertise knows what you need, especially during a merger. It also means that instead of overhauling your software and procedures completely, we can meet you where you’re at. The customizability of the tools we create as well as their ability to integrate seamlessly with existing software and fill the gaps as needed, means less change for you and more innovative efficiency for your team. Can you say, “Dream partnership”?
The bottom line here being, that even though the act of merging technologies may seem like a huge headache, it’s all in how you view it. We at ELP are ready to help you take this from complication to catalyst for positive change; Erwin agrees. “If you have people that are dedicated on the airline side and want to do it right, it’s a perfect opportunity to clean up your dirty laundry, clean up your house and if you don’t do it, shame on you because this is it. It’s your one chance to do it right.”