BILLING AUDIT REPORT SYSTEM
(BARS)


Contents:


Product Summary

Worldwide, travel agents generate in excess of 80% of all air transport bookings. In developed areas, like North America, over 96% of travel agents are automated with a Computer Reservation System (CRS). The rest of the world is rapidly automating, and in the next decade will draw even.

Computer Reservations System (CRS) booking fees, which globally average $2.75 per segment, typically make up between 1-3% of a carriers total expenses - creating multi-million dollar expense items even in relatively small airlines.

Despite their magnitude, usable information available in support of CRS booking fees, until now, has been deficient. Backup billing information previously provided, on microfiche or paper, was cumbersome and no standard format or content was in evidence across the many CRSs in use.

CRSs now make available to participating carriers, standard CRS booking fee billing information in tape format. The product, called Billing Information Data Tapes or BIDT are available now from the CRS vendors at a nominal monthly cost to participating carriers.

The Billing Audit Report System (BARS) software, developed by The Park Group, is designed to accomplish three tasks related to the BIDT specifically requested by our clients:

BARS can be acquired in differing forms depending on what the carrier desires. For a client wishing to perform report processing in house, The Park Group will license the BARS software for a fixed cost plus a monthly fee for software maintenance, enhancements, training, and help desk support.

Alternatively, BARS reports can be subscribed to on a menu driven, service bureau basis, taking reports selectively, only in areas and on those systems needed.

BARS services are currently available on AMADEUS, APOLLO, SABRE, WORLDSPAN, GALILEO, ABACUS, INFINI, and AXESS.


Key Features

BARS - BILLING AUDIT REPORT SYSTEM

BASIC PACKAGE: CRS CARRIER COST REPORTS

These reports assist the carrier in:


BASIC REPORT INCLUDES:

REPORT DESCRIPTION
C-1 CRS Transaction Cost Summary by State/Region
C-1A CRS Transaction Cost Summary by System and Region
C-2 CRS Combined BIDT Cost Summary by State/Country
C-2A CRS Combined BIDT Cost Summary by Region
C-3 Net Transaction Cost Summary by System
C-4 Month to Month Comparison on Fiscal Year Basis
C-5 Month to Month Cost to Budget Comparison
C-6 Transaction Cost Summary Rep

*A separate analysis can be performed by market (city pair) or flight number


ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

OPTION A

REPORT DESCRIPTION
BA-1 Flight Exception Report

OPTION B

REPORT DESCRIPTION
BA-2 Fictitious Group Booking Report
BA-3 Multiple Booking Class Report

OPTION C

REPORT DESCRIPTION
BA-4 Open Segment Report
BA-5 Passive Booking Report

OPTION D

REPORT DESCRIPTION
BA-6 Cancellation Report
BA-7 Waitlist Report

OPTION E

REPORT DESCRIPTION
BA-8 Duplicate Booking Report

C-1 CRS TRANSACTION COST SUMMARY BY STATE/REGION

C-1A CRS TRANSACTION COST SUMMARY BY SYSTEM AND REGION

C-2 CRS COMBINED BIDT COST SUMMARY BY STATE/COUNTRY

C-2A CRS COMBINED BIDT COST SUMMARY BY REGION

C-3 NET TRANSACTION COST SUMMARY BY SYSTEM

C-4 MONTH TO MONTH COMPARISON ON FISCAL YEAR BASIS

C-5 MONTH TO MONTH COST TO BUDGET COMPARISON

C-6 TRANSACTION COST SUMMARY REPORT


OPTION A

BA-1 FLIGHT EXCEPTION REPORT

OPTION B

BA-2 FICTITIOUS GROUP BOOKING REPORT

BA-3 MULTIPLE BOOKING CLASS REPORT

OPTION C

BA-4 OPEN SEGMENT REPORT

BA-5 PASSIVE BOOKING REPORT

OPTION D

BA-6 CANCELLATION REPORT

BA-7 WAITLIST REPORT

OPTION E

BA-8 DUPLICATE BOOKING REPORT


CRS Providing BIDT

• Apollo • Galileo (VIDT)

• Sabre • Amadeus

• Worldspan • Gets

• Axess • Abacus

• Infini


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