yaos is a small, Swiss-based startup specializing in software solutions, data mining, and business intelligence. The organization’s latest project, LimeFlight, is an inflight management software suite that enables airlines to update and optimize the complex processes of loading and catering. Cost effective and easy to use, LimeFlight effortlessly streamlines each aspect of inflight catering operations – reducing the complexity of loading procedures and allowing the airline to operate as lean as possible. LimeFlight also enables crews to provide feedback to staff on the ground, helping airline providers improve the accuracy of their galley planning and eliminate process and food waste.
“Our aim is to help airlines significantly decrease their operational and environmental costs,” says Co-Founder and CFO Fabian Niederer, “It has now become essential for companies to continuously optimize their processes if they plan to develop, or maintain, a competitive edge in the industry. Our application’s sophisticated algorithms streamline operations and help to simplify and automate loading procedures, including tasks that are too complicated for traditional software.”
So, how does it work? According to Fabian, LimeFlight uses artificial intelligence and unique data mining techniques to collect and analyze loading and flight information in an effort to gather a comprehensive understanding of the entire inflight process. All collected data are instantaneously synchronized and combined to produce real-time reports – including loading plans, errors, and future procedures – that help ensure accurate recordings of loading configurations and fluid communication between all stakeholders.
A member of the BizSpark program since their founding, yaos has exclusively used Microsoft tools in the creation of LimeFlight. Hosted in the Azure cloud network, LimeFlight was built using Azure-based features Web App, API App, SQL Elastic Pool, HD Insight Cluster and Cognitive Services. The app also uses SQL Server to power its databases and web servers, while relying on Power BI’s ability to analyze data and produce consumption reports. The company has been very pleased with their BizSpark experience, says Fabian, “The BizSpark program has given us access to great tech evangelists and high quality support. And Microsoft tools have been vital to ensuring that we can provide our existing and potential clients with the best possible product. We know we can rely on consistent quality and support from Microsoft.”
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