Addison Lee extending range of services thanks to new API integration
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Europe’s largest premium car service Addison Lee is partnering with MuleSoft to use its integration platform to help the company deliver its mobile application in 350 locations worldwide, as well as speeding up the technology integration of its network of private car fleets worldwide.
Addison Lee will use MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, a complete solution for API-led connectivity that has already allowed Addison Lee to take advantage of the platform through the creation of an Open API. The Open API will launch next month as part of a new Addison Lee affiliate offer designed to make it easier for partners such as airline and hotel integrators, global distribution systems and travel agents to connect to Addison Lee’s data and services. This will enable such companies to develop their own applications and websites with Addison Lee’s services at their heart.
Addison Lee launched its first mobile taxi application in 2009, the first company to do so. More than half of the company’s bookings are now made through digital channels. The partnership with Addison Lee will allow the mobile applications, currently only available in London, to be rolled out to all its locations. New York and Paris will be first to be followed by 20 other major cities. The Anypoint Platform will allow Addison Lee to seamlessly connect its mobile application users with its handpicked network in international fleets.
The platform is also enabling the launch of a new smartphone driver application that will provide real time routing information to its drivers – notifying them of roadworks or other delays.
“MuleSoft came out on top of the integration and API offerings we considered in terms of technical capability, total cost of ownership and vendor support,” said Peter Ingram, chief technology officer, Addison Lee. “MuleSoft can reduce integration times at Addison Lee potentially from several weeks to days, allowing the business to be more nimble than ever before in delivering new products and offers, and supporting new third party integrations.”