Laterooms.com

Alastair Brown, Directory of Delivery

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Services:

  • DEVELOPMENT
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Technologies:

  • .Net
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Sectors:

  • ONLINE/TECH
  • TRAVEL
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Engagement Model:

  • DEDICATED TEAM
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Duration Of Project:

  • 1+ YEAR
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UK-based booking site LateRooms.com are continually looking at ways to innovate their mobile and web platforms which are used by their clients. Working in such an extremely competitive environment, they need to be flexible and responsive to the market trends.

DESCRIPTION

LateRooms.com are moving leaps and bounds in the online travel industry to build the best place in the world for people to book hotels. Based in the heart of Manchester the leading online accommodation specialist is inspired to be the best, pushing the boundaries of innovation to offer an unrivaled customer experience.

Businesses, particularly fast growing online businesses like LateRooms.com, face numerous challenges in sourcing the best software development talent – statistics within the UK IT market suggest that there is a huge shortage of available software developers with the best being highly sought after.

CASE STUDY

With an enormous selection of hotels from across the globe Laterooms enables their customers to read genuine guest reviews and book 24/7 online or over the phone. Rooms can be booked on the day of the stay or up to a year in advance at one of the advertised 200,000+ properties.

To allow the organsiation to meet new requirements and bring new and innovative ideas to life LateRooms.com looked for a software development partner to add to their highly skilled in house team.

LateRooms.com already had a quality engineering culture working across a wide range of technologies delivering multiple releases a day. So when looking at partners it was important that they too hit the same high level which was set by the LateRooms.com internal team.

After Godel were selected as LateRooms.com development partner the dedicated team worked on two different areas of the business - acquisition and aggregation of hotel stock.

Alastair Brown, Director of Delivery at LateRooms.com describes how Godel performed;

“We have a great employee based capability and a great level of skills in house, so it was hard to find a partner to match what we already have. My expectations were significantly exceeded. I found level of quality in skills and level of delivery focus I haven`t previously seen”.

DEDICATED TEAMS

Godel’s dedicated team worked with the engineering team at LateRooms.com integrating three different platforms into a system. This was designed and built to allow each of the platforms to share content bringing all of the content to a single place.

“Working with Godel we can absorb peaks and troughs in demand, so I can get skills quickly. I have a high level of trust in it being good quality and I have a high level of trust that any operational issues will be resolved together.” continued Alastair.

Godel developers were noticed by LateRooms.com at the Manchester Hackathon after the 4 man team were awarded 1st prize by the judges for their entry to ‘The Explorer Challenge’. If you would like to know more about the challenge, read our blog post here.

LateRooms.com is an award winning company that is no stranger at the British Travel Awards – most recently being shortlisted for both ‘Best Hotel Booking Website’ and ‘Best Travel Retailer for Customer Service’.

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