Schiphol selects BCG, Cognizant and PA Consulting for digitisation

17 June 2024 1 min. read

Schiphol has selected Boston Consulting Group, Cognizant and PA Consulting Group to support in its digitalisation.

In order to respond even better to developments in the rapidly changing airports landscape, Schiphol has taken the initiative to renew its Airport Operational Database (AODB).

The new Airport Operational Database aims to make Schiphol more future-proof by strengthening its digital capabilities and becoming more agile.

The airport is supported in the AODB transformation by existing Strategic Technology Partners PA Consulting and Cognizant and Boardroom Advisor Boston Consulting Group.

As part of the transformation, Cognizant is responsible for the technical realization of the new platform, while PA Consulting is responsible for the business implementation. Boston Consulting Group provides overall quality assurance and assisted in the design and setup of the project.

The project spans not only the technical realization of a new system, but also a so-called ‘controlled switch-over’ – a phased transition which will see the existing and new AODB operate in parallel. This will allow Schiphol to closely monitor the performance of the new system and test upgrades ‘live’, ensuring that any potential issues can be resolved before the switch.

With approximately 62 million passengers (2023), Schiphol is one of the five most important airports in Europe.