VanceInfo has begun establishing the ODC to help HNA Tourism Group enhance IT capabilities and develop comprehensive e-commerce applications that facilitate B2B and B2C travel business activities including e-commerce and online payment systems designed to improve client services while reducing time-to-market, increasing competitive agility, and supporting future growth.
HNA Group has been expanding from air transportation to travel, logistics and financial services. Its services now cover all the key elements of tourism, including catering, lodging, traveling, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. HNA Group anticipates the Beijing-based ODC to be a starting point for future collaboration with VanceInfo in its effort to explore new applications of information technologies and solutions.
"Diversification strategy of the Group has placed greater demands on our IT capabilities," commented HNA Tourism Group CIO Yanbing Yu. "We want to align e-commerce with our other business critical systems, and leverage new paradigms and technologies such as cloud computing to better support our business growth. We expect the new ODC with VanceInfo to play a significant role in enhancing our service model and increasing efficiency levels while allowing us to maintain control of capital expenditures."
"We are pleased that HNA Tourism Group has entrusted VanceInfo with its first ODC following a comprehensive vendor selection process," said Chris Chen, the VanceInfo CEO. "This marks a new milestone in our collaboration with HNA Group. We believe this new assignment underscores our delivery capabilities for travel services clients and heralds further growth for VanceInfo in this field. We are committed to building successful ODC delivery models for clients in support of their growth and operational excellence, and look forward to strengthening our long term partnership with this strategic client."