MetraTech Deployed at Guarulhos International GRU Airport in

MetraTech Deployed at Guarulhos International GRU Airport in Brazil
to Modernize Billing and Settlement for Busiest Airport in Latin
Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulatory Agency (ANAC) Certifies MetraNet
as the New Airport Billing System for Use by GRU Airport
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 --   MetraTech, the
leading provider of agreements-based billing (ABB(TM)) and
compensation solutions, announced the deployment of its MetraNet(R)
billing platform at Sao Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos,
Brazil. MetraTech was selected in August by GRU Airport's new
concessionaire as the billing platform for the airport and the system
went live on November 15th, just in time to handle a new single-day
passenger record on the eve of a long weekend with a national holiday
and the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix.  
Investments in Brazil's airports have struggled to keep pace with air
travel that has doubled in the past decade as Latin America's fastest
growing economy has risen. In preparation for an expected influx of
more than 500,000 visitors during the month long World Cup 2014
soccer tournament and Summer Olympics in 2016, the Brazilian
Government determined that private sector involvement would
accelerate the necessary investments to the airports. In the
resulting auction in February 2012, management of Guarulhos, Latin
America's busiest airport, was awarded to the Invepar-ACSA
The Invepar-ACSA consortium is led by Invepar - Investimentos e
Participacoes em Infraestrutura SA, which owns 90 percent of the
consortium and belongs to employee pension funds from companies
including banks Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal, as well
as oil company Petrobras - Petroleo Brasileiro SA and OAS
Investimentos. ACSA - Airport Company South Africa owns 10 percent of
the consortium.  
With a winning bid of 16.2 billion reais ($7.8 billion USD)
Invepar-ACSA consortium won the rights to operate Sao Paulo's
international hub for 20 years. The Brazilian government raised a
total of 24.5 billion reais ($14 billion USD) through the award of
licenses to private companies to operate three of the country's
busiest airports, aimed at having the facilities upgraded and ready
for the World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic Games swiftly thereafter. 
On June 14th of 2012 a 20-year concession contract was signed between
Invepar-ACSA consortium and the Brazilian Government, giving rise to
the Guarulhos International Airport Concessionaire, in which
Invepar-ACSA has 51 percent participation and Infraero (Airport
Infrastructure Brazilian Company) has 49 percent participation. 
After its winning bid, it was important for the new GRU operator to
begin collecting revenue and rolling out new services at GRU. The
Brazilian civil aviation regulatory agency, ANAC, officially
certified the MetraNet solution for airport billing and Invepar-ACSA
obtained permission to transition operations and administration from
Infraero to the new GRU Airport Concessionaire.  
"This is a significant achievement for GRU Airport as we formally
take over operations for Sao Paulo International Airport," said
Marcus Abreu, CFO at GRU Airport. "We've found in MetraNet a solution
that can not only monetize aviation services, but also all other
services such as mall and properties which we expect to increase
following a trend we see in other airports around the world." 
In 2011 the GRU Airport was ranked 1st in terms of transported
passengers, aircraft operations, and cargo handled in Brazil. Sao
Paulo is the busiest passenger airport in Latin America with
approximately 34 million passengers (2012) and over 340,000 tons of
cargo (2012). MetraNet is automating processes and financial models
for greater accuracy and transparency to GRU Airport and its airline
and concession partners. 
These financial models involve complex calculations based on Airport
Use Agreements and contracts. Billing calculations require dynamic
charging of a diverse set of services including landing/take-off,
terminal usage, enplanement/deplanement, flight support, utilities,
ground handling, passenger facility charges and retail leases. 
"The ability of MetraNet to be easily configured to support all of
our business models in record time made it possible for this
milestone to occur," said Luiz Ritzmann, CIO at GRU Airport. "The
ease of use and high visibility also helped us to quickly make any
adjustments necessary to comply with regulatory rules during
MetraNet is the only billing and compensation platform built on an
extensible metadata-driven architecture that makes it simple for
customers to model services, introduce services and pricing plans,
and to change them in rapid response to market demands. Billing and
multi-party settlement functionality such as commissioning, revenue
sharing and other B2x compensation schemes are supported on the same
powerful platform. Partnerships with 3rd parties can be handled with
accuracy, visibility and control for all. 
Scott Swartz, founder and chief executive officer of MetraTech Corp.,
said, "We are extremely proud that GRU selected MetraNet as its
billing solution and they have been a terrific partner. With the
upcoming World Cup 2014 and Summer Olympics in 2016, we are excited
to be working with GRU to modernize airport billing and grow new
services at the airport."  
About Guarulhos International Airport Concessionaire S.A.
Guarulhos International Airport Concessionaire S.A., known by the
brand name GRU Airport - International Sao Paulo Airport was
incorporated by GRUPAR who signed on June 14th of 2012 a 20-year
concession contract of the international airport of Sao Paulo with
the Brazilian Government.  
Grupar is comprised of the Invepar Group, a reference in the South
American transportation infrastructure segment; ACSA (Airports
Company South Africa), which operates some of the fastest growing
airports of the world, such as the Johannesburg airport (South
Africa) and Bombay (India); and Infraero, with extensive experience
in operating 63 domestic and international airports throughout
About MetraTech
 MetraTech Corp. offers an innovative approach for
monetizing relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers.
Organizations are empowered to embrace change through a unique
agreements-based billing and compensation solution that models and
supports fluid, personalized, multi-party agreements. We automate
business processes and business models to address rapidly changing or
sophisticated business models. Our products are deployed globally,
and our customers use MetraTech to innovatively create and securely
collect revenue, compensate partners and manage their customer
lifecycle in 12 languages, 28 currencies and 90 countries. Customers
include Arkadin, Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), The Depository Trust and
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), CETIP, the City of Chicago, LifeLock
(NYSE: LOCK), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), PGi, Telmore and Telus (NYSE:
TU). The company is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London,
Paris, and Rio de Janeiro. MetraTech is a venture-backed, privately
held company whose investors include Accel Partners, Meritech Capital
and Vesbridge Partners.  
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