In order to realise value sooner as well as mitigate risk from such a substantial project, R2 Data Labs, VRP Consulting and partners planned a roadmap of releases from alpha prototype to public release.
The first stage was to design and deliver a basic portal and marketplace with single sign on through to selected ISV apps and APIs. Next, the brand, design and user interface was evolved to include personalized homepages based on audience segmentation, allowing users to see the information they are interested in and access the tools they need.
For the beta stage of development, VRP created richer functionality including trial mechanisms whereby users of Yocova can access third-party apps and APIs from within the marketplace. Another key development and differentiator for the platform was data rooms, to enable invited users to securely collaborate on hosted APIs and datasets to resolve business problems.
Further releases will include updates to contract lifecycle management, payments and billing as well as enterprise access management features to allow airlines access to OEMs services.