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Abacus launches enhanced version of Abacus Whiz

Travel News Asia 1 September 2004

Abacus International today launched the enhanced version of its popular travel agent workstation booking solution, Abacus Whiz, featuring a new look and incorporating easier and faster connectivity to Abacus central reservations system of integrated travel inventory and services. 

Travel agents from Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam will be able to enjoy the newest version of the booking solution which allows agents to access both the Abacus Central Reservation System and other applications using the same PC. The enhanced Abacus Whiz builds on the success of the popular solution that revolutionised the Asia Pacific travel industry since it was first introduced in the mid 90s.

Abacus Whiz 3.1 improves upon the existing Windows- based reservation booking system by allowing agents for the first time to customise traveller itineraries according to choice of languages, layouts and text properties, amongst other exciting new features.

"We have enhanced the technology upon which Abacus Whiz runs, based on feedback we received from our travel agents. Our agents wanted access to more travel inventory. So what we did was to add more content as well as made it easier for agents to gather that information, in order to make consolidated bookings and customised itineraries for their customers," said Mr Kenneth Low, Vice President, South Asia Region, Abacus International.

The new look graphical user interface (GUI) is more user friendly and will improve the overall experience of the agents. The upgraded solution ensures increased stability and faster response times.

"Abacus Whiz has been one of the most popular point of sale solutions across the region and as agents get more technologically savvy we thought our newest version should reflect that attitude through a more modern and efficient user interface." he said.

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