Portside is integrating Tuvoli's digital checkout; operators using scheduling systems like BART and Avianis will be able to leverage the sales workflow that they are familiar with to create quotes, while delivering them as mobile-friendly DocuSign contracts with integrated private-aviation-specific credit card processing.
"Our goal has been to reduce friction in the booking process," says Greg Johnson, president and CEO of Tuvoli. "Giving an operator's customers the ability to confirm a trip in seconds from anywhere has a direct impact on sales for that operator. They close more deals with less work."
The beauty in this integration is the significant improvement in the experience for the end-customer without disrupting the existing, familiar quote workflow for the charter operator. Security is also increased since card data is tokenised as it is received and is stored securely for future use.
There are no limits on the size of a transaction, total transaction volume or the number of card authorisations (holds) that an operator can process through Tuvoli. Its FDIC insured banking platform has custom tools that aid in matching inbound wires to trips while notifying sales that payment has been received and releasing a credit card hold if one was tied to the transaction.
Tuvoli's payment engine makes it easy to send wires, ACH payments and even paper cheques to vendors. When the other party also has an account with Tuvoli, payments are instant and available 24/7/365 (like a business aviation version of Venmo).
"Extending the capabilities of Portside's offering through strategic partnerships that deliver real value has always been our goal. This integration adds to the many tools and capabilities already included in BART and our other scheduling solutions," says Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside. "We are excited to work with Tuvoli to make it easier and safer for our customers to confirm trips and capture payment."