Sophia Antipolis (Nice) is Amadeus' central headquarters for R&D activities, with on-site and worldwide teams developing solutions for travel distribution, e-commerce, points-of-sale, airline, hotel, rail and airport IT.
Our global networked organisation includes the R&D centres of Sophia Antipolis near Nice and Bangalore, the R&D sites of London, Sydney, Aachen, Antwerp, Boston, Bad Homburg near Frankfurt, Miami, Strasbourg, Toronto, Tucson and Istanbul as well as regional centres in Bogota, Warsaw, and Bangkok. This helps us to maintain close contact with our customers and enhance our global reach.
All sites provide our staff with stimulating environments that enhance creativity and help spark innovative ideas. They also bring together a wide range of expertise and a worldwide approach to developing global products. A transversal division is supporting, via competence driven governance rules and communities, the cross fertilisation between sites in the domains of architecture, software engineering, project management, common practises and tools.
The most highly-skilled professionals work in Amadeus' R&D organisation. Over the past four years, our world-class, multicultural resources dedicated to product and solution development have grown by over 50%.
Process improvement has always been a constant, systematic initiative in Amadeus. We were the first GDS to receive quality certification (ISO 9001:2000). We continue to deploy a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) approach to software development and received in 2011 additional certifications.
Our methodologies are evolving and now support different approaches to product development, from very large projects involving hundreds of people to small and mid-size agile projects, with very frequent deliveries and evolving requirements.
As part of our dedication to developing world class technology, Amadeus has long been engaged in a patent programme for collecting and reviewing patent propositions and coaching inventors in their drafting process.