AirAsia accelerates digital transformation with robotic proc
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AirAsia Group is accelerating its ongoing digital transformation journey further by implementing robotic process automation (RPA) in collaboration with Silicon Valley and India-based enterprise automation platform JIFFY.ai.
Chief Transformation Officer Azli Mohamed said the implementation of RPA followed a review of AirAsia's internal processes and workflows, which showed that business process automation can be done easily with the right tools in place.
"At AirAsia, we continuously seek to push the boundaries of innovation. RPA will allow our workforce to automate mundane and repetitive tasks, which will free up valuable time to focus on other tasks that require thinking and experience-based judgment.
"RPA will enable us to increase productivity, reduce errors and redeploy resources to higher-value functions. All these benefits will ultimately translate into sizeable cost savings and top-line revenue growth."
AirAsia has appointed India and US- based JIFFY.ai to initiate its RPA adoption, which began in May 2020. The implementation leverages JIFFY.ai's artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled automation platform, which brings intelligent automation, intelligent document processing and analytics together in a single solution.
"We are delighted to have been chosen as the partner for AirAsia to help them on their digital transformation journey," said Babu Sivadasan, Co-founder and CEO, JIFFY.ai. "The JIFFY.ai AUTOMATE platform is expandable and extensible and will give them the intelligent automation power they need to streamline and improve complex business processes while supporting innovation to help the business grow."
The RPA adoption within AirAsia Group is led by select internal functions and departments in stages and will include innovative use cases to boost existing revenue optimization. Business process automation represents the next step forward in AirAsia Group's ongoing digital transformation process across the organization, which has been ongoing since 2016.
Pioneering RPA projects are identified through AirAsia Group's CEKAP framework, which is designed to facilitate innovation and promote efficiency internally. Among departments identified to-date include AirAsia Global Shared Services, which expects to achieve significant cost savings and efficiency gains within 180 days of RPA adoption.
The latest key milestones in the digital transformation journey so far include the implementation of end-to-end contactless procedures in May 2020 to facilitate essential travel. These procedures include contactless payment kiosks, enhanced features on the AirAsia mobile app and contactless kiosks in all operating airports across Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan.
With the contactless kiosks, guests making their essential travel can print their boarding pass and baggage tag after checking-in online on airasia.com or through the mobile app, ensuring a full contactless check-in process. The enhanced AirAsia mobile app enables travelers to scan their passports via the app itself, further facilitating a contactless check-in process with more features to be progressively added moving forward.
JIFFY.ai is an RPA platform that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to help companies in automating tasks and processes, thus making operations more time and cost-efficient.
JIFFY.ai has development centers in Silicon Valley, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Kochi. JIFFY.ai's Thiruvananthapuram centre is a Centre of Excellence in cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
About AirAsia Group
AirAsia is a leading travel and financial platform company in Asia Pacific. AirAsia started as a low-cost carrier, carrying more than 600 million guests to over 150 destinations regionally. The airline has been named World's Best Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax for 11 years running. AirAsia has since embarked on a transformation journey to become more than just an airline, with the inclusion of hotels, holidays, activities and online shopping on airasia.com, integrated logistics through Teleport and digital financial services via BigPay. Follow AirAsia on Facebook (AirAsia), Twitter (@AirAsia), Instagram (@airasia), YouTube (AirAsia), Weibo (@亚航之家) and WeChat (亚洲航空).
Founded with the mission to radically change how enterprises automate complex business processes, JIFFY.ai puts the power of real-time innovation in business users' hands. JIFFY.ai delivers an app-based, cognitive automation platform that includes capabilities ranging from intelligent document processing and natural language processing to robotic process automation and low Code/no Code development. JIFFY.ai are pioneers in web-based automation solutions and believe that Automation Accelerates Innovation™, empowering enterprises with AI-powered intelligent automation solutions.
Based in Silicon Valley and backed by a leading Silicon Valley VC firm, the company's founders have experience building and growing enterprise software companies in verticals ranging from financial services and supply chain to media and telecom. JIFFY.ai works with 30+ companies, including Fortune/Global 500, Big4 consulting, and global retail leaders.
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