PAL joins growing fleet of Microsoft-powered airlines via Office 365

MANILA, Philippines, August 12, 2014 – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the latest addition to the growing fleet of airlines powered by Microsoft, a worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions.

Through Microsoft’s Office 365, PAL can now provide its employees with a standardized productivity cloud service that would make day-to-day communication across the entire organization more efficient and collaborative.

PAL President & COO Ramon S. Ang said: “We are glad to partner with a reputable company, knowing fully well that its product is aligned with our strategy of modernizing and standardizing existing solutions in order to improve collaboration among our employees and increase productivity. We believe Office 365 provides an efficient communication platform to meet day to day demands of the business.”

Office 365 provides the different business units online access to the latest version of Microsoft Office. PAL will also benefit from modern collaborative technologies like instant messaging, video conferencing, portals, and even social media for the workplace using Yammer.

“To meet the demands of the airline industry, we need to adapt to the latest trends in cloud computing and mobility in order to keep pace with our competitors. Office 365 provides such kind of technology that augurs well for our business,” Ang added.

“Microsoft is committed to transforming business by providing customers with innovative solutions engineered to help reduce costs, increase productivity, and drive customer loyalty,” said Karrie Ilagan, Country GM, Microsoft Philippines.

“We take pride in partnering with Philippine Airlines and including them in the growing list of our partners in the aviation industry that have put their trust in Microsoft technologies,“ Ilagan added.

PAL joins at least 10 other airlines in Asia which have already deployed Microsoft’s cloud solutions through Office 365 including Qantas Airways, Japan Airlines and Tiger Airways.

Microsoft is helping redefine and shape new experiences for pilots, flight crews and passengers. Airlines with improved IT budgets and eagerness to implement new solutions are finding that Microsoft’s wealth of offerings, like tablets, cloud services like Office 365 and Yammer, and powerful Windows 8.1 operating system deliver tried-and-true enterprise-level devices and services to airlines. Focusing on three major areas, Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), in-flight customer service, and in-flight entertainment, Microsoft is helping companies which adopt these new technologies stay a step above the competition.

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Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995.  As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy.

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