Phases of the travel software development cycle


The concept of defining and analyzing essential requirements. The travel software development life cycle begins with the analysis phase, where process participants discuss the final travel software product requirements. The purpose of this step is to define detailed system requirements. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that all parties involved have a proper understanding of the task and how the individual needs are implemented in practice. Testing specialists are also often involved in the discussion, who can contribute their wishes to developing requirements and, if necessary, adjust the development process. Depending on the selected development model, approaches to determining the transition timing from one development phase to another may differ. The stages include:

  • A thorough collection of requirements for the Software being created;
  • Systematization;
  • Documentation;
  • Analysis and detection of errors;
  • Resolution of contradictions.

In the design phase (also called the software architecture phase), programmers and system architects develop an overall requirements-driven system design. Travel software development solves various technical issues in designing travel software, discussing important development nuances with all involved parties, including the customer. Current technologies to be used in the project, team workload, constraints, time frame, and final budget are determined. According to specific requirements, COAX Software specialists choose the most appropriate solutions that will be optimal for the tourism project.

The approved travel software design defines the list of software components to be developed, interaction with third parties, the functional features of the program, the databases that will be used, and many other essential points. Usually, the project is defined by a separate document – Technical documentation of the travel software development process. This phase simplifies the visualization process; so-called notations are created here – schematic images of the new system. This includes:

  • Structural diagrams;
  • ER diagrams;
  • UML diagrams;
  • Mockups – for example, a prototype page drawn in Photoshop.

Development and programming phase of travel software

After the final approval of the requirements and design of the software product, the next stage of the life cycle continues – the direct development of travel software by COAX Software employees. From then on, programmers continue writing software code according to the requirements. System administrators working on travel software developed by COAX Software carefully configure the software environment, and front-end developers create the interface and the logic of its interaction with the server.

In addition, developers write unit tests to verify that the code of each component of the travel software is functioning correctly, review the written code, create assemblies, and deploy the finished Software to the development environment. This cycle is repeated until all the requirements set by the client are met.

Programming consists of four main steps:

Step 1. COAX Software company specialists write software algorithms – the logic of travel software is created;

Step 2. COAX Software specialists write the software code for the travel software;

Step 3. Specialists of the COAX Software company carry out a compilation – conversion into machine code takes place;

Step 4. COAX Software specialists thoroughly test and debug the entire travel software system.

Software development is a complex process aimed at creating and maintaining software functionality, quality, and reliability using all modern technologies, methods, and best practices from computer science, project management, engineering, and others. Complex software development should be performed for all the needs of companies’ business processes, and developers must have many years of experience to create a quality software product. Based on a comprehensive analysis, you can develop unique Software, a unique solution that will meet your company’s needs and the process in which it will be implemented.

The phase of creating the necessary documentation for the travel software

This stage is selected rather conventionally since certain documents are made at all stages of creating travel software. In addition to design documentation and accompanying development notes, other text documents describe, for example, program features and how they work. There are the following types of documentation:

Architectural documentation (design) is a design specification. These documents describe the models, methods, tools, and development tools chosen for a particular project.

Technical documentation – all documentation accompanying development phases. These include various documents that explain the development of the system at the level of individual modules. As a rule, it is written in the form of comments to the source code, which are later structured in the form of HTML documents.

User documentation – contains reference and explanatory materials necessary for the end user to work with the system.

Marketing documentation – includes promotional materials that accompany the product launch. The goal is to visualize the product’s functionality and competitive advantages.

The testing phase of travel software

COAX Software testers carefully look for bugs in the Software and compare the system behavior described in the requirements with the actual system behavior. At the testing stage, errors that were missed during development are revealed. When an error is detected, the COAX Software tester sends a bug report to the developers. He fixes it; then the test is repeated to ensure the problem is fixed and that the fix itself hasn’t caused new bugs to appear in the travel software. Testing is repeated until the criteria for meeting the customer’s requirements are met.

Product implementation and technical support phase

Once the Software has been thoroughly tested and no significant flaws remain, it’s time to release it to end users. After the release of the Software on the market, the technical support department of COAX Software is involved in the work. Its employees provide users with feedback, advice, and support. If users discover specific bugs after the release, information about those bugs is sent to the development team in the form of bug reports, which, depending on the severity of the problem, either immediately release fixes or postpone them until the next version of the application. In addition, the technical support team helps to collect and systematize various metrics – indicators of the program’s performance in actual conditions. All software lifecycle phases mentioned above are used in any development model, but their duration and transition order may vary. Modern IT companies use these main models and practices in the software development process.

The COAX Software company has extensive experience creating Software for travel and commercial enterprises in the tourism industry. In addition, the company has developed many of its software products. They offer various services in the analysis, design, development, implementation, support, and further development of corporate IT systems.

The travel software development process includes: formulating requirements and creating a project concept.

Specialists study the client’s functional and technical business goals and areas of activity. According to the study of client requirements, requirements for the project are formed, and its concept is developed—the creation of project design specifications. A specific task defines all software functions, design concepts, IT system structure, and component interaction and establishes implementation timelines. The data processing and storage algorithm requirements for security reliability in the system are clarified—software design and development. Based on the selected technologies and taking into account the specifics of the customer’s business processes, a team of experienced specialists develops Software and project documentation in such a way that it meets the customer’s requirements as much as possible. The Software integrates with technologies chosen by the customer. The presentation of the product takes place simultaneously with the training of users of the customer company. In addition, the customer receives operating, and working documentation receives warranty and post-warranty technical support. When creating and maintaining Software, COAX Software specialists –,  use modern digital technologies and adhere to regulatory documents to standardize and protect technical information. The developed Software meets international quality standards that guarantee high quality, innovation, and compatibility with other modern IT systems.


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