Ebix’s Bus Exchange Division Wins Order to Build-Own-Operate an End-to-End Transport Management System for 5 Years

December 21, 2018

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, healthcare, financial and e-learning industries, today announced that it has been awarded the purchase order to deploy an end-to-end Bus Exchange solution for an estimated count of approximately 300 million passengers travelling annually, by Public Roadways for a key North Indian state.

Ebix’s Bus Exchange Division won the Build-own-operate order to deploy and maintain the technology solution to power the integrated transport management system across more than 4,500 Buses and 50 Bus Depots, for the Public Roadways Corporation in this North Indian state. Under the terms of the order, Ebix will provide the following key services –

-- Operate, manage and Support the software, hardware, network infrastructure and connectivity for a period of 5 years, on a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) basis. -- Provide the solution to power the on-demand ticketing needs of an estimated 300 million passengers annually, through smart card applications working across buses, depots, online and mobile applications. -- Deploy kiosks that would serve as self-serving ticket vending machines at named locations. -- Provide managerial information system for data analysis and data mining of various bus operations across the state including total tickets issued, passenger load, revenues collected, bus occupancy percentage, fleet utilization etc. -- Get paid on a per passenger ticket issued basis across the state, over the next 5 years.

Robin Raina, President & CEO, Ebix Inc. said, “We are excited to be implementing our vision to provide end-to-end technology solutions that encompass various financial exchange products including smart cards, online & mobile e-wallets, e-ticketing, and travel solutions for one of the leading Public Roadways Corporations in India. We expect many more such wins over the next few quarters, for similar deployments in other states of India.”

Robin added, “We like recurring revenue businesses wherein we can power end-to-end technology, while providing on-going on-demand solutions and efficiency for all the constituents involved. Our vision is to be the largest integrated financial and insurance exchange, that can assimilate B2C and B2B processes across key sectors of an economy like travel, healthcare, insurance, lending, stock transactions, wealth management, forex and remittances. Towards that extent, this is a great win for us.”

Ebix chose not to disclose the name of the client involved, until it issues a common press release with the state roadways corporation, after the deployment is complete.

About Ebix, Inc.

With 50+ offices across 5 continents, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) endeavors to provide On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. In the Insurance sector, the Company’s main focus is to develop and deploy a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance exchanges on an on-demand basis, while also, providing Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) enterprise solutions in the area of CRM, front-end & back-end systems, outsourced administrative and risk compliance, across the world.

With a “Phygital” strategy that combines 260,000 physical distribution outlets in many Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) countries, to an Omni-channel online digital platform, the Company’s EbixCash Financial exchange portfolio encompasses leadership in areas of domestic & international money remittance, Forex, travel, pre-paid & gift cards, utility payments, lending etc., in an emerging country like India. The Company’s Forex Exchange has an approximate 70% market share of India’s airport Foreign Exchange business encompassing 25 international airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata International airports, while conducting over 1 million transactions per annum. EbixCash, through its travel portal Via.com, is also one of Southeast Asia’s leading travel exchanges with over 110,000 distribution outlets and 8,000 corporate clients processing over 24.5 million transactions every year. For further details, visit www.ebixcash.com

Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs thousands of domain-specific technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com


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