More than one million users on cross-regional mobility platforms
  • Roughly 20,000 new users are added every month
  • Around 50 partners from transport association and transport companies connected
  • init group is the market leader in public transport in Germany
  • High double-digit growth rates in mobile ticketing revenues

It’s been a long journey – but mobile ticketing is now booming in Germany: "HandyTicket Deutschland", the leading cross-regional mobility platform for German public transport, has now welcomed its millionth user – and is gaining roughly 20,000 users every month. "Some 50 partners from transport associations and companies throughout Germany are offering this innovative service to their passengers. We are experiencing double-digit revenue growth rates with the mobile ticketing platform and we anticipate the use of HandyTicket Deutschland to continue to rise further. ," comments Dr Jürgen Greschner, Chief Sales Officer of init innovation in traffic systems SE, whose wholly owned subsidiary HanseCom developed the platform.

Every public transport user in Germany is familiar with the problem: you have to purchase a specific ticket for each city and each transport association. This makes travelling by bus or train complicated and less attractive. Mobile ticketing can provide a solution. However, it is often the case here too that you have to register specifically with each provider. Passengers that frequently commute between different regions need to have a dozen or so apps with separate passwords on their mobile phones. This is then followed by a billing procedure that is not easy to understand.

One stress-free ticketing app

HandyTicket Deutschland relieves passengers of this stress. Just one app gives you blanket access to the tickets of around 50 partners from transport associations across Germany. Your billing is also completely transparent and available to you in whatever mode you choose. And if the transport association allows it, with a "best price guarantee".

The sign-up of the millionth registered user highlights the success story of HandyTicket Deutschland as what is now the leading mobility platform. It is continuously extending its coverage. SNG Suhl/Zella-Mehlis, TriRegio in the border triangle, Hofbus in Hof, Hamburger Verkehrsverbund HVV and Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund KVV will be added shortly.

The advantages for the HandyTicket Deutschland partners are obvious: You do not have to make any high initial investments, a fair and transparent commission model is in place, you retain sovereignty over all customer data, your offerings provide you with access to one million users at present, you can integrate any number of multi-modal offers such as car or bike sharing as well as combination deals such as parking tickets, refuelling options, concert tickets or leisure cards.

"HandyTicket Deutschland is thus the most comprehensive mobility platform for public transport in Germany. Together with our additional system components and experience in ticketing projects in countries as diverse as Finland, the UK, Australia and the US, we can offer our customers and their passengers real added value. We make ticketing smart and are therefore on track to set ourselves apart as a system partner and full-services provider for fares and payment management with transport associations and companies worldwide," summarises Jürgen Greschner.

HanseCom:

HanseCom, a subsidiary of init group, develops software solutions for the public transport sector. The company is an expert in the field of cross-regional, mobile ticketing, urban mobility platforms and customer management systems. With many years of experience in the industry, HanseCom supports more than 60 transport companies and associations in managing their sales processes and the sale of mobile tickets. HanseCom’s product portfolio includes the PT customer management system and the national, mobile ticketing platform HandyTicket Deutschland, which has been successfully established on the market for more than ten years. HanseCom has its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Further information is available under: www.hansecom.com

Über init innovation in traffic systems SE

For more than 35 years, init has made public transport faster, more efficient and more attractive. For transport companies and passengers around the world. Today, init is the only provider worldwide that covers the entire need of transport companies – in a fully integrated planning, scheduling, telematics and ticketing system. Based on the requirements on site, init finds the targeted solution – for 20 vehicles or 2,000, for metropolises or regional traffic.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

init innovation in traffic systems SE
Käppelestraße 4-10
76131 Karlsruhe
Telefon: +49 (721) 6100-102
Telefax: +49 (721) 6100-375
http://www.initse.com

Ansprechpartner:
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E-Mail: sfritz@initse.com
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