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A must-read: 2020’s most-read airline blog posts

What were the topics and blog posts that drove attention in 2020? Was it all about COVID-19? Or about new concepts and innovative ideas? We put together the five most-read airline blog posts of 2020. Enjoy! An exceptional year comes to its end. Looking at the aviation industry, it probably has been the most challenging…

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Digital Innovations Airlines Need for the New Normal

The global pandemic pretty much upended almost every industry and sector of modern society. And while the pandemic’s effect on the world is pretty substantial, it’s safe to say that airlines may face the fallout from this for years to come. Air travel will likely continue to be affected even as the world approaches a…

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4 Reasons Why Your Airline Must Use KPI Benchmarks In Operations

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have become a standard tool to rationalize a company’s performance. Especially in operations, airlines use the KPI tool to track their performance. This article goes beyond usual KPI usage and manifests the importance of KPI benchmarks. Read on to find out why your airline must use benchmarks for operational KPIs, how…

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Innovations

How New Technologies Are Disrupting Incumbent Industries

As Millenials and Gen Z— generations that grew up with technology—saturate the job market, they are using new technologies to innovate stagnant industries. Technology is at the center of these innovations, and entrepreneurs build businesses in industries that already have distinct leaders. Entrepreneurs know an up-to-date business plan, direct-to-consumer products, and software as a service…

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Innovations & Digital — AskBen Episode #11

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode we selected some pioneering questions about innovations and digital approaches. Actually, it was tough to answer some of them — so don’t miss that! AskBen — Episode 11 — Spotlight On KPIs! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For…

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10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Podcasts are constantly becoming an essential source of insights, knowledge, inspiration — and also thoughts about innovation. Moreover, the number of people listening to podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts is steadily increasing. In the United States alone, approximately 100 million people listen to podcasts. And that number is expected to grow to…

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Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software — 4 Essential Smartwatch Rules!

Smartwatches are one of the most important trends of the next years. Moreover, smartwatches are continuously becoming an essential part of many people’s life. As mobiles did 15 years ago, we are currently witnessing the advent of smartwatches. That’s it why it totally makes sense to think about bringing business intelligence software to the smartwatch.…

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Airline Cloud Computing

5 Reasons Why Airlines Have To Focus On Cloud-Computing Immediately!

Cloud computing will be a dominating topic for airlines in the upcoming months. Why’s that? Because Corona showed that times of on-premise solutions are finally over. I’d even say that airlines that focused on the cloud earlier navigated through the Coronacrisis much swifter — at least from an IT perspective. Of course, cloud computing is…

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The next big innovation at airlines

The Next Disrupting Innovation: How Airlines Can Use Voice Assistants.

Identifying the next big disruptive innovation —for airlines or business in general— isn’t that easy. However, this blog post is a huge topic that has been on my mind for many months now. It goes back to the acquisition of my first Alexa device somewhere around late 2018. Since then, a lot happened. Almost every…

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Airline Technology Trend

21 Must-Knows About The Most Important Airline Technology Trend

Feed-based content apps are one of the hottest airline technology developments that currently going on. Since the publication of the idea to transform KPI solutions from static dashboards to dynamic content feeds, we’ve received a lot of questions on comments.  Undoubtedly, feed-based approaches open the door to a new dimension of airline KPIs and operations…

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Airline KPI Trends

10 Essential Airline KPI Trends You Have To Watch

From time to time, I love to publish my thoughts and predictions about the trends in the world of airline KPI. Although I’m not right with each forecasted trend, my hit rate seems to be quite good.   The last time I wrote down my thoughts about airline KPI trends was by the end of 2019…

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Airline Operations

Why You Need To Track 10,000 Airline Operations KPIs In Real-Time

Airline operations KPIs have been around for quite a while. Actually, I guess there’s no airline in the world that doesn’t track and monitor their on-time performance, regularity, or seat load factor. Especially during the last years, airlines have started to set up additional airline operations KPIs, allowing them to track processes more in detail…

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Smart Airline KPIs — Dipping A Toe Into Innovative Water

Let’s start with a blast: Smart airline KPIs will revolutionize the world of airline KPIs. But no worries, I won’t leave you with this bold statement. On the contrary, with this blog, I want to dip a toe into this innovative idea. What Are You Going To Learn With This Blog Post? There are four…

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Q&A Session Part 2 — 9 super-relevant airline dashboard questions

Today I had another great session, when I sat together with my colleague, Larissa, to answer, this time, 9 questions she has been receiving from you. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of questions we have been receiving and really humbled to be able to provide additional value to you. So please, keep sending us…

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Battle For Attention. What Airline Operations Department Must Do Now!

I genuinely believe that we have to change the way we discuss airline operation information and KPIs. We have to move from purely content-based to a “getting-the-attention” discussion. Let me explain that step-by-step. When talking to colleagues from airlines —regardless of their business department, role, and position— everyone agrees on the fact that the technological…

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Q&A Session — Answering 8 super-relevant airline KPI questions

Today I had a great session, when I sat together with my colleague, Larissa, to answer 8 questions she has been receiving from you. Actually the first time we did such a Q&A session and it was a fantastic experience. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of questions we have been receiving and really humbled…

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Airline KPI App

Airline KPI Apps — Why There’s No Way Around

Having an app to access operations key performance indicators (KPI) is one of the most important things for airlines nowadays. I’m actually not getting tired to spread that word. And to tell airlines why it is so super-important. Unfortunately, many airlines still rely on old-school solutions when it comes to KPIs. Instead of a KPI…

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Push Notifications — Elevating Your Mobile KPI App To A New Level!

We all can agree that mobile KPI apps are no longer a nice-to-have for airlines. On the contrary, mobile KPI apps have become an essential pillar for many airlines regarding operations monitoring. However, there’s one thing that is exciting to me even more at the moment — although it is tightly linked to mobile KPI…

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Airline Passenger Management — Our Essential Dashboard Case Study

Especially for hub-and-spoke airlines, passenger (connection) management reflects a crucial aspect of their airline operations. Moreover, many passengers consider a seamless and stress-free connection as one of the essential quality indicators of an airline. Passenger Connection Management — One Of The Most Complex Airline Processes However, passenger management also reflects one of the most complex…

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3 Unusual, Free of Charge Approaches To Enrich Your Airline Operations Dashboard

Airline Operations KPI Dashboards are such great tools to create an enterprise-wide situational awareness. First and foremost, these dashboards are about visualizing KPIs. For example, on-time performance, regularity, or misconnex ratio. Secondly, it is about real-time information and details about upcoming flights, ground events, etc. Most of the airlines I know focus on those aspects…

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3 Technological KPI Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2020

With one of our recent blog posts, we presented the KPI Trends that will gain importance in 2020. The article addresses aspects like dynamic dashboards or benchmarking KPIs. Today we want to focus on upcoming technological trends that —from our point of view— will play an important role in 2020. Probably not surprising, each of…

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airline operations trends

Airline Operations KPI Trends that will gain increasing importance in 2020

The idea of airline operations KPIs more and more attracts airlines. Many of them have started to track KPIs regularly or even in real-time. However, a considerable proportion of airlines concentrate on “traditional” KPIs, for example, punctuality, stability, etc. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with that. Conversely, we encourage and empower airlines to…

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3 Reasons why mobile-first has to be your KPI strategy

In some of my last blog posts, I already shared thoughts about the importance of airline KPIs. Especially the real-time relevance of KPIs. However, so far, I left out the topic about how to provide KPIs to your audience. How’s the status quo at many airlines? When discussing this aspect with colleagues from airlines, I’m…

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Visualizing Data — 5 Key Trends

On 17th September 2019, we had the great pleasure to present at this year’s ASQS user conference. We were invited to share thoughts about key trends when it comes to data visualization — particularly in the area of safety management but also on a general level. The presentation below comprises our thoughts and points out…

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How To Create Big Data In Airline Operations — A Case Study

Airlines are constantly aiming for defining and executing practical big data use cases. And sometimes you get dizzy by all these fancy ideas airlines come up with. Believe it, I am no stranger to that. However, personally I’m always aiming for feasible and executable solutions. Big data, in my opinion, has definitely survived the buzzword…

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5 Recommendations to Drive Corporate Innovation

Plenty has been written regarding corporations ‘ chances to drive innovation. And many studies have been conducted, which analyze how innovative processes can be initiated. We put together five recommendations about how to drive corporate innovations. From experience and when working with clients, I observe very often that it’s all about tools and methods. Which…

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