Sqills Booking, Reservation, Ticketing and Revenue Management Software
S3 Passenger is one of the latest and best sales and distribution suites on the market. Thousands of out-of-the-box features allow rail and bus users to benefit from proven technology, short time-to-market and powerful self-services.
Sqills has a long history of complex projects in the railway industry. Our extensive experience on fare, booking and revenue management engines has formed the foundation of the S3 Passenger sales and distribution software suite.
S3 Passenger has specifically been designed to facilitate railway operators to lower their distribution costs, improve their time to market and enhance customer preference.
Real-time operating system
S3 Passenger replaces dated legacy components by offering one real time system with three focus areas:
- To provide end-customers easy and efficient self-services to make and change bookings
- To provide operators powerful, flexible and cutting edge technology to replace their outdated reservation systems and battle for market share and customer preference
- Leverage operator experience and industry input in ongoing S3 Passenger innovations, maintaining the best in class product suite status with thousands out of the box features
Railway operator Irish Rail has chosen the S3 Passenger suite because of its innovative nature, off the shelf availability and alignment with Irish Rail’s objectives.
Gerry Culligan, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail commercial director, said: “Our existing ticketing systems had several dated legacy components which affect the customer experience. We were determined to bring these aspects of the business, such as ticketing and CRM tools, up to modern standards and look forward to working with Sqills and their partners to achieve that.”
The fast-growing community of S3 Passenger users have selected S3 Passenger for its powerful out of the box functionalities, ease of use, agile development approach and time-to-market.
S3 Passenger managing your network services
S3 Passenger powers your digital transformation, out of the box. The system can be up and running in three months enabling you to manage your network services, cabin layout, inventory control, prices and conditions, revenue management, sales channel differentiation, ticket fulfilment, payment, after-sales, cancellations and rebooking, user management and much more.
Frederic Miel, project leader IZY (Thalys), said: “IZY had to be launched in a very short timeframe. We needed a sales and distribution system that we could rely on to be implemented within months. Sqills offered S3 Passenger and were able to implement the sales and distribution suite in time and proved to be a knowledgeable partner in this project.”
All features are built in close cooperation with our rail customers, each one contributing to the S3P roadmap. At present, S3P covers around 90% of any rail operators’ requirements, ‘Out of the Box’. Additional features are deployed every six weeks.
S3 Passenger sales and distribution software for rail
The current generation of sales and distribution software used by rail operators have been developed in the 80’s and 90’s and the dated components do not meet current market needs.
S3 Passenger has been developed for this purpose over the past ten years specifically for rail operators.S3 Passenger’s proven technology secures working and relevant rail functionalities, mitigates risks and lowers operational costs. The implementation can take as little as three months. The project team consists of customer’s IT and business delegates, an IT (rail) consultancy firm or system integrator and Sqills.
We are proud to partner with industry leaders such as SNCF and Irish Rail who have selected S3 Passenger as their core commercial system.
S3 Passenger platform modules
S3 Passenger offers one system with 12 modules based on proven technology:
- S3 Navigator: Timetable management, service and route definition
- S3 Fare: Fare engine and market proposition management
- S3 Inventory: Material planning, seat allocation and inventory control logic
- S3 Ticket: Transactional core of the suite, including ticket distribution
- S3 Orientation: Technology enabling the rapid display of front-end requests
- S3 Payment: Simplifies the payment process and internal financial processes
- S3 Communication: Delivers personalised, reservation related, information to customers
- S3 CRM: Customer registration platform with light-weight CRM functionality
- S3 Reporting: Reporting database for data analysis purposes
- S3 Revenue Management: Optimise multi-segment passenger transport revenue
- S3 Config: Component for administration tasks
- S3 Auth: User role, permission definitions and sales channel configuration
S3 Passenger can deal with all of the rail industry specific complexities and offer user-friendly features that contribute to the overall goals of reducing cost, increasing revenue and improving customer satisfaction.
For more information about our S3 Passenger suite and revenue management, please visit our product and services pages.
Join our fast-growing customer base
The experienced Sqills team manages business critical applications for all our customers, including IZY (Thalys), OUIBUS and OUIGO (SNCF), Dutch NS railways, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Arriva (DB), Syntus (Keolis), Veolia (Transdev), QBuzz (NS), Hamburg Köln Express, Locomore, and public transport operators for the city of Amsterdam (GVB) and The Hague (HTM).
Products and Services
S3 Passenger – Revenue Management for Rail and Public Transport
S3 Passenger Revenue Management is a software module within the S3 Passenger software suite, which can be implemented independently, to maximise and control revenue from available market demand for rail or long-distance bus operations
S3 Passenger – Booking, Reservation and Ticketing Software for Rail and Public Transport
S3 Passenger is a modular software suite for orientation, reservation and multi-channel ticket distribution. The system handles multi-segment and multi-stopover passenger transport services, with or without reservation including sales of additional on-board services and after-sales operations of previously created bookings.
S3 Passenger – Modules for Rail and Public Transport
S3 Passenger counts four core modules, two 'optional' modules and one supporting module. All of them are managed through a single GUI back-office environment, to make the best compromise between modular setup and deployment of the software and an easy to use functional environment.
Railway Sales, Distribution and Revenue Management Suite
Sqills implemented S3 Passenger for OUIGO. S3 Passenger is the latest and best available sales, distribution and revenue management suite on the market.
S3 Passenger for Irish Rail
Irish Rail has launched their new online booking system S3 Passenger, which will give Irish rail customers more control, choice and flexibility than ever before, such as a wide variety of fares and the ability to manage their bookings online.
S3 Passenger for OUIBUS
OUIBUS (SNCF) successfully implemented S3 Passenger, which is the latest and best available sales, distribution and revenue management suite on the market.
S3 Passenger for IZY
Sqills provided the software solution S3 Passenger for the new low-cost service, IZY, announced by Thalys.
Maximise Profits with Strategic Revenue Management
Strategic revenue management tools from Sqills enable transport operators and managers to maximise revenues by making optimal use of forecast demand.
Train and Bus Operators Lowering their Distribution Costs
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S3 Passenger: Booking, Reservation and Revenue Management Software
S3 Passenger is a modular software suite for orientation, reservation and multi-channel ticket distribution. The system handles multi-segment and multi-stopover passenger transport services, with or without reservation, including sales of additional on-board services and after-sales operartions of previously created bookings.
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