Leading foreign currency exchange provider, Travelex, has selected the Talend Platform for Enterprise Integration, Talend's comprehensive solution that brings together integration of application, data and process.
Travelex will use the unified solution to streamline operational systems, drive business and IT efficiencies anddeliver enhanced agility in existing and new markets.
Travelex wanted to implement an approach building a single global general ledger, storage and HR systems to support a single way of working across all divisions and subsidiaries. In turn, this would enable the company to leverage the larger economies of scale it was aiming to achieve from a global architecture.
"We were looking for a solution that could provide a combination of cost-effectiveness, breadth of functionality and agility, while enabling us both to rapidly develop an interface to our solutions or processes and to develop the product quickly and intuitively configure it," said Derek Usher, CIO, Travelex. "We were impressed that we were able to try the solution out and build fully functioning prototypes using free, downloadable software from a reliable global and trusted software vendor. We have been pleased with the support we have received from Talend."
Talend's free open source community products enabled Travelex to run a proof of concept before deciding to progress. As a result of the trial, Travelex decided to adopt the enterprise-grade solution, Talend Platform for Enterprise Integration.
The Talend solution is being implemented at Travelex by leading IT-enabled business services provider and Talend Platinum Partner, Steria. The initial focus is on rolling it out across existing sites before Travelex uses the platform to help the process of moving into new markets. It is being implemented first in the UK but will subsequently be rolled out across another 25 countries.
Steria is playing a key role in the process, both in terms of service delivery as it had the necessary resource to deliver, and in acting as a development partner of Travelex, helping to upskill its IT team.
"For ambitious, forward-looking companies like Travelex, operational agility is critically important," says François Méro, Vice President of Global Sales for Talend. "Leading-edge organisations like Travelex need to find ways of delivering this agility to maintain and increase their competitive advantage. We expect that Talend's integration solutions will play a key role for Travelex now and in the future."