Saudi Airlines flies to new heights with business intelligence solution from Microsoft

Saudi Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East, has chosen Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Power BI for Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way.

By using this Microsoft technology to implement a business intelligence (BI) solution, the airline forecasts better business visibility, more engaged employees and savings of millions of dollars per year.

The move also provides insights into subsidiaries such as Saudi Cargo, Saudi Catering and Saudi Ground Services, while uniting business information spanning multiple airline systems.

“Before we worked with Microsoft, we had scattered information everywhere. We had many different business intelligence and incentive solutions, separate training and no standard platform to run all the environments,” said Muhammad Albakri, Saudi Airlines’ executive vice president of finance. “For us, the new BI solution is like turning on the headlights of a car on a curvy, dark road.”

The airline has already been able to pull disparate data together from multiple sources for analysis, and provide dynamic dashboards, enterprise reports and customer reports enabling executives to view critical subsets of information.

The company is also using a Windows 8.1 app to provide a consolidated view of the data for its highly mobile workforce.

To find out more about how Saudi Airlines’ move to a Microsoft solution is improving its business, check out the press release.

Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center Staff