ALFA is a powerful airport billing software solution designed to balance ease of use with the flexibility required by airports of all sizes to invoice customers, examine airport traffic, manage lease and concession revenue, and much more.
Airports generate revenue in very unique ways, including fees based on aircraft movements, aircraft services, passenger movements, and many other structures. In many cases, these processes are unique to the individual airport and environment in which they operate, and managing and processing this information can be a very complex and difficult task.
ALFA has been designed as an efficient and flexible tool to manage these processes through a high degree of automation, customizable functionality, and ease of use. ALFA, in effect, reduces the level of effort required to generate billings, ensuring maximization of revenues with minimal administrative cost and effort - the key objective of any airport billing software.
All processing is performed on the client's desktop, ensuring security and confidentiality of the data. Internet connectivity is used to access updated aircraft registries, ICAO air carrier designators, international airport codes, and ICAO aircraft type codes. This client-server technology ensures that ALFA always has access to the most up to date aircraft/owner validation files.
Accounting System Integration
ALFA has been successfully integrated with the following accounting systems:
Scalability: A Modular Approach
ALFA's four modules (AvCharges, ReCharges, Miscellaneous Charges, Statistics) are designed to work in conjunction as a comprehensive solution to complex airport tasks, but at the same time they function just as comfortably individually.
The AvCharge Module is a powerful aeronautical billing utility used to process ATC aircraft movement data. User’s can view, edit and tag aircraft movements with supplemental fees and/or exemptions. The AvCharge Module permits users to process multiple aeronautical charges onto one invoice.
- Unlimited aeronautical fee structures based on weight, seat, time of day, engine type, sector, operation and wing type for automatic charge calculations.
- Passenger and Loading Bridge Fees
- Parking Fee Automation
- Automated importation of digital ATC aircraft movement files (NavCanada or 3rd party vendors)
- Automatic billing invoice/detail report preparation including detailed movement statistics
- Sophisticated multiple discounting/exemptions by customer and/or by aircraft
The ReCharge Module is designed to assist airports to manage the multitude of recurring fees and charges associated with airport operations. These typically include leases, concessions, licenses, utilities, employee parking, hangar rentals, aircraft parking, etc.
Keeping track of the various recurring fees, effective periods, documentation requirements, etc. can be very onerous if not properly managed. The ALFA 2004 ReCharge Module provides a single-source management and invoicing tool for this purpose.
- Minimum amount and gross revenue Concessions
- Sliding scale Concessions
- Utility Recovery (Electricity/Water)
- Detailed Customer Management
- Custom invoice descriptions
The Miscellaneous Charge Module is designed to allow airports to capture and invoice basic, single event charges. An example of one of these one-off charges would be the rental of an airport boardroom for several hours for a tenant staff meeting.
The basic information required is an account code, a customer number, an invoice description, and an amount. With this information, ALFA can very quickly generate a one-off invoice.
Statistics can be tracked by customer, flight no., origin/destination, and aircraft type. This module centralizes passenger volume tracking, and allows for financial reporting normalized by passenger. This module also centralizes the storage of local traffic movements.