Cebu Pacific Air partners with K2 and Thakral One for enterprise BPM platform

Monday, December 17, 2012

Philippines — The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) has selected K2 as the workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) platform of choice.

CEB will be employing K2 in its business travel approval (BTA) system during the first phase of its K2 implementation. Subsequent K2 deployment initiatives will include the rest of their operational expenditure approvals as well as other workflow initiatives. Such efforts will drive greater process accuracy, visibility and efficiency for its 1600-strong workforce.

CEB VP for People and Administration Michael Shau said, “We have selected K2 as our business process platform to help streamline workflow development, and improve business process efficiencies across the Cebu Pacific organization. K2 will allow us to optimize our SharePoint investments and complement our IT vision and initiatives.”

“We are proud to support Cebu Air in its quest to transform its business through IT innovation,” said Koh Weng Him, K2’s Vice President for Asia Pacific. “Cebu Air will use K2 to save time and money, bring consistency to operations, make better decisions and clear the way for innovation.”

CEB will be partnering with Thakral One for deploying K2 and for bringing in seamless solution adoption. “Thakral One has extensive experience in deploying end-to-end business solutions in the emerging markets. As a key K2 partner, Thakral One will bring to the table local infrastructure and end- to-end skill sets, along with the proven methodologies and best practices”, said Teddy Sumulong, General Manager, Thakral One Philippines.

About Cebu Pacific Inc. (
Cebu Pacific Air is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. It offers over 2,000 weekly flights to 32 domestic and 20 international destinations, from six Philippine hubs.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 23 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take an additional 18 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 2 Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

About K2 (
K2 delivers enterprise workflows and process-driven applications that improve business efficiency. K2 applications are flexible, scalable and can be set up to automate and manage business processes – pulling together people, services, information and systems into a single application that helps drive business. K2-based solutions are deployed by a growing number of the global Fortune 100 to increase business efficiency, save money and reduce risk. K2 is a division of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. based in Redmond, Washington, and has offices in 12 countries.

About Thakral One (
Incorporated in 1997, Thakral One (formerly known as Raffles Solutions) aims to bridge the gap between business and information technology in emerging markets by ensuring that its offerings are customized and the applications are well adapted to the needs and realities of these markets. The organization provides robust IT infrastructure solutions and services, implements carefully selected enterprise applications and offers reliable long-term managed support to its clients in emerging markets. Thakral One is present in 15 countries across Asia.