2021, putting the cherry on the cake
Proud of the work done by the technical team during 2020, and with the foundations laid to face 2021 with great optimism.
By Emilio Galán, CTO & Co-Founder Beonprice
2020 has not been an easy year, especially for the tourism and hospitality sector. We have got used to Covid-19 news making the front pages of all the media. However, with this infographic we want to give a positive note to the year and focus on highlighting how during 2020 in Beonprice we have weathered the circumstances, not only accompanying and helping our customers to overcome these moments, but also keeping our focus on the evolution of Beonprice as the best RMS (Revenue Management Solution) in the market.
In 2012, we created Beonprice to cause a disruption, leading the development of Revenue Management strategies in the hospitality sector, an aspect that we consider essential to improve the competitiveness of this industry that we love so much. All this has only been possible thanks to a team of passionate people who are thrilled with this great challenge, who enjoy their work every day and of whom we are tremendously proud.
On the technical side, 2020 has been an opportunity that we have taken to make significant changes in the way we work, starting with the complete implementation of agile methodologies best practices such as Scrum, TDD and CD/CI, along with the team structuring with Squads and technical leaders. The result is self-evident, “these initiatives have allowed us to create better workflows, optimise efforts, accelerate developments and improve the quality of our Solution”, said my colleague Isaac Gómez, proud of the work done by the Development team at Beonprice.
As a result of these methodology and structural improvements, we have managed to reach the market with an agility that is difficult to compare. Indeed, “2020 has been a record year for Beonprice with the launch of 58 new updates to our platform, including those showing that the Beonprice RMS is still essential for the hotelier, even during the pandemic”, confirmed my colleague Cayetana Fernández, from the Beonprice Product team. For those more interested in technological developments, here is a little more detail on these releases:
- 9,450 history points, allowing us to measure the human effort needed to develop the corresponding requirements;
- a 15% improvement in the relative accuracy of our artificial intelligence algorithms for calculating predictions/forecast, thanks to the incorporation of a greater volume of data related to market behaviour, which “represents a great success for Beonprice, especially considering the changes that have occurred in the demand behaviour” as my colleague Vanessa Hernández commented on from the Data Analytics team;
- and with 18 new integrations with third-party systems, specifically with new partners such as PMSs and Channel Managers, which, according to Carlos Chocarro, from the Integrations department, “is a great step forward to extend our automatic interoperability to a greater number of clients”.
On the other hand, as in most software developments, the result of the work of the technology teams is lines of code in the chosen programming language. In 2020, Beonprice’s team of developers generated no less than 2.8 million new lines of code, which were jointly validated through 1,007 pull requests and automatically certified through 1,758 new unit tests. For technology geeks, these are figures that demonstrate our good work and our commitment to improving the quality and service of our solution.
In line with the big numbers, as a Big Data platform, we would like to add that in 2020 we handled a flow of information of over 40 trillion data transactions, resulting in 107 trillion new records in our databases, which proves the ability of our technology platform to scale. All this while keeping our platform operational 99.99% of the time and delivering on our commitments to our customers.
As CTO and co-founder of Beonprice, I am very proud of the work done by the technical team during this 2020. Even more so when, far from reducing, their performance has improved, thanks to the flexibility they had to choose where and when they want to work. I consider these results to be a firm basis for facing 2021 with great optimism. I am confident that 2021 will be the consolidation of Beonprice as the best technology platform and the best RMS in the market to lead the solution to the major challenges faced by the hospitality industry.
2021, putting the cherry on the cake.