Flight Deck

Flight Deck

Flight Deck is a user interface specially developed for tourism applications. It is the main interface for accessing and using all the quintessence applications. Modules for managing flights, bookings, allotments, contracts, passenger information, and ancillary services can be activated as required from the central user management interface to suit the particular area of application. Other functions, such as content management, the dashboard, and reporting, are available for all applications.


Current versions

Hammerfall (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS

Hammerfall WINDOWS


Genesis (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Faithless (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Faithless WINDOWS
Eurythmics (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Eurythmics WINDOWS
Doors (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Cure (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Beatles (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Aerosmith (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Aerosmith WINDOWS
Zusam (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Werra (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Vechte (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Uecker (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Tauber (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Saale (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Rhein (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS
Pleisse (incl. JAVA) WINDOWS

Privacy Statement

Privacy statement

We are delighted that you are interested in our home page and our company. The protection of your personal data during their collection, processing and use when you visit our home page is a serious matter for us. Your data are protected in accordance with legal provisions. The following information describes what data are collected during your visit and how they are used.

What data are collected?

Every access to our home page and every retrieval of files that are made available there are recorded (so-called server log files). The access data include the IP address and the accessing computer, the quantity of transferred data, type and release of browser, user’s operating system, name of the accessed website and the referrer URL (the previously visited site.

We use these protocol data solely for statistical analyses for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the website. The data are subsequently erased in an automated procedure.

More extensive personal data such as your name and email address are captured solely if the information is provided voluntarily.


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Use and transfer of personal data

Whenever personal data are made available to us, we use them solely for the intended purposes, for the technical administration of our home page and for the evaluation of the quality of our services.

We do not transfer personal data to third parties unless we are instructed to do so or the transfer is required by legal statutes.

Right of access

Information regarding the personal data relating to a specific person that we have stored can be obtained by submission of a request to this effect. In addition, there is a right to rectification of inaccurate data and to blocking and erasure of personal data, provided that statutory retention periods do not require otherwise.

Stay informed

Possible modifications of our privacy statement (e.g. as a consequence of new technical developments or changes in statutory requirements) are published on our home page. We recommend that you read this page from time to time.

Google Maps

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Privacy statement for job applicants

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Legal Notice

quintessence consulting GmbH

Grosser Kolonnenweg 18c
D-30163 Hanover

Tel: +49 (0)511-64 664-0
Email: info[at]quintessence.net
Web: https://www.quintessence.net

Commercial Register

Hanover Local Court HRB 12 04 89

VAT Identification Number

DE 190 893 290

Managing Directors

Willy Gielen
Alexander Nessel

Company Headquarters

Grosser Kolonnenweg 18c
D-30163 Hanover

Responsible for Online Media

Willy Gielen
Tim Tarek Versemann
Susanne Rothe
Gabriele Kremer
Anna Resnikowa

Legal Information

Contents and structure of this Internet site are protected by copyright. The reproduction, dissemination, publication, modification, provision for third parties or the editing of any and all contents and structural elements, in particular texts, text sections, images, graphics, programmes and design elements, are subject to the express prior written consent of quintessence consulting GmbH, insofar as, and to the extent that, the contents and structural elements are protectable under German law, in particular under German copyright law. The use of the materials on other internet sites in particular is subject to the aforementioned consent. Solely the private, non-commercial use of the contents and structural elements, provided they are not edited and are used at only one workplace, is permissible without consent.

quintessence consulting GmbH regularly reviews and updates the contents on this internet site. Despite the exercise of great care, modifications may result from time to time. quintessence consulting GmbH does not assume any warranties for the completeness, correctness and currentness of all the presented information at all times. This is especially true of any and all connections (“links”) to other internet sites to which reference is made, whether directly or indirectly. All information may be modified, removed or supplemented without prior announcement.

quintessence consulting GmbH is not responsible for the contents of other internet sites that users access by using one of the links.

Our Team

The team at quintessence consulting GmbH

Our team of 33 experts is passionate about bringing innovation to life and helping to shape the future of travel.


Managing Director


Managing Director




Consulting & Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Technical Writer


Software Development


Software Development


Software Development


Consulting & Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Technical Service & Quality Assurance



POLE! Consultancy


Central Services


Project Management & Consulting


Technical Service & Quality Assurance






Software Development






Software Development


Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Project Management & Consulting


Central Services


Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Software Development


Project Management & Technical Service & Quality Assurance


Project Management


Software Development




Project Management


Director of Kanine Services


At the heart of our team

We offer you a place at the heart of our team, where you play an integral role in helping us shape the future. We offer you an open-ended, full-time job in Hanover or Riga, flexible working hours and a number of location-based benefits, such as a company pension scheme and contributions to the costs for sports and fitness options. We offer you a role in which you can reach your potential and have a lot of fun along the way.

Your benefits

open-ended employment contract

modern offices

flexible working hours

company car park

good public transport links

work bike

fitness options

personalised further training

choice of Mac or Windows

company pension scheme

cooking with colleagues

pet friendly

quintessence is the market leader in airline leisure sales and management software. Since 1997, we’ve been advising airlines, tour operators, and cruise lines all over Europe and developing solution-focused software applications for and in close cooperation with our customers. We’re not put off by complexity but instead embrace it and see the possibilities and focus on creating state-of-the-art solutions.

We offer you a place at the heart of our team as a:

As part of a scrum team, you design and develop new solutions in Java or Groovy that address the needs of our customers. You estimate efforts, based on user stories and coordinate with other team members, such as other developers and consultants. You present your work during the sprint reviews and assist the test team with the technical and functional tests. You help us shape our technology stack and are not afraid to try out new technologies.

What we’d like to see from you:

  • Experience and knowledge in the development of Java applications
  • First experience with microservices, Spring Boot, Docker, AWS, and Hibernate
  • Basic knowledge of Groovy and Grails would be great, but not necessary
  • A good understanding of databases (a focus on MySQL, Oracle)
  • Fluent communication in English
  • An analytical way of working

Please read our privacy statement here.

You’re the first person our customers contact in service & support and quality assurance. You help them analyse problems and challenges from a technical perspective and develop solutions to keep their systems up and running. You play an essential role in continuous quality assurance and work closely with your colleagues from development, project management, and consultation as well as with various contacts at our customers.

What we’d like to see from you:

  • Enjoyment communicating with customers (mainly on the phone and by email)
  • An excellent grasp of the technical issues and requirements of our customers
  • Skills and experience in the administration and use of Linux operating systems and databases (MySQL, Oracle)
  • Excellent understanding of system structures
  • A willingness to take on stand-by duties in rotation with your colleagues
  • A solution-oriented and well-structured way of working

Please read our privacy statement here.

You’re the one our customers contact to see to their requirements, wishes, and needs. You advise them, show them the benefits of our solutions and, together with them and your fellow team members, develop new possibilities. You ensure your colleagues understand our customers’ requirements and, in close cooperation with the project manager, you coordinate the project’s implementation, so our customers receive their solution on time and in line with the project specifications (quality, quantity, etc.)

What we’d like to see from you:

  • Enjoyment in developing new ideas in a team and helping shape new solutions
  • A well-structured way of working and a spark of creativity
  • Enthusiasm and experience communicating with customers and an interest in occasional travel
  • Curiosity and an excellent understanding of processes
  • An interest in software solutions and a sound analytical understanding
  • Good English language skills

Please read our privacy statement here.

You’re the first person our customers and team will contact when it comes to planning and implementing our projects. You play an essential role in ensuring our customers’ requirements are implemented according to the agreements made. You significantly shape the overall planning of all our projects – from requirements analysis to implementation. You work closely with your colleagues from all the various areas as well as with our customers’ contacts.

What we’d like to see from you:

  • Enjoyment in and experience with shaping and implementing projects
  • A well-structured way of working and flexibility
  • Enthusiasm and experience communicating with customers (internal and external) and an interest in occasional travel
  • Curiosity and an excellent understanding of projects and processes
  • Good English language skills

Please read our privacy statement here.

As a Software Tester, you design, plan and conduct tests of our software to make sure that it lives up to the quality standards that we and our customers expect. You are the person who says yea or nay to the new release before it goes to the customer. Your detailed test reports play a crucial part in the decision-making of the developers and business teams on how to proceed.

What we’d like to see from you:

  • A diligent and thorough way of working
  • An ability to spot patterns and irregularities
  • Analytical, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Great communicating skills
  • Ability to document test cases and their outcome in a clear and detailed manner
  • Willingness to learn and open-mindedness
  • Good English and/or German language skills
  • Experience in working with quality assurance software would be great

Please read our privacy statement here.

What you should also know

Pooling, the most popular form of distribution for charter airlines today, was developed by Willy Gielen and led to the founding of quintessence consulting in 1997.

We’re located right in the middle of Lower Saxony, in the state capital Hanover.

Our modern offices ensure creativity and innovation can flourish in an effective and healthy working environment.

…but our feet are firmly on the ground.

We’re a down-to-earth team developing solutions that get people off the ground every day. Whether they book a flight themselves or a package with one of our tour operator customers, your work is essential for flying people from A to B, be it to their holiday destination or a business meeting.

Your personal and professional development is important. At qc, you’ll enjoy access to courses and training sessions specially tailored to your needs.

…in perfect harmony.

Life is a balance between work, family and leisure time. We provide everything you need to help maintain the right balance – from flexible working hours to home office options.

Cardio followed by carbonara? Or barbell and then a burger? You choose how you spend your lunch break. As a member of the quintessence team, the gym next door is always open to you – well, almost always (opening hours!).

Are you passionate about cooking? Or will microwave menu #5 be your plat du jour? Our small but cosy kitchen provides all you need to whip up a meal with your colleagues. It’s also the place to grab an Italian coffee – freshly ground, of course.

quintessence (kwɪnˈtɛs(ə)ns)

The word “quintessence” has its origins in late Middle English and was introduced via French from medieval Latin quinta essentia, meaning the “fifth essence”. It was originally seen as the highest essence or element after air, earth, fire, and water. The quintessence is, therefore, something very special: it is the refined and concentrated essence of a substance; the most perfect or typical embodiment of something.

Our product names MIDGARD, ASGARD, and KRONOS have mythological origins.

Midgard (“middle yard”) was a Germanic term for the Earth or the world and basically means the place where people live in the middle of the world.

Asgard is where the Æsir, a dynasty of gods, live. A rainbow bridge connects it to Midgard. In mythology, Asgard is described as a large castle with twelve magnificent palaces of the gods surrounded by an impregnable wall.

In Greek mythology, Kronos is the leader of the Titans, father of Zeus, and the youngest son of Gaia (the earth) and Uranus (the sky or heaven). Kronos’ equivalent in Roman mythology is Saturn.

A concierge was originally the warden of a house, castle or palace. Nowadays, the term is used to mean the role of a receptionist in a hotel, office or apartment building, someone who provides guests, tenants and visitors with dedicated and, if need be, personalized assistance.

Interested? Get in touch and tell us about yourself, your goals, and aspirations!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Who to contact: Gabriele Kremer – jobs[at]quintessence.net
quintessence consulting GmbH – Grosser Kolonnenweg 18c – D-30163 Hanover
www.quintessence.net, Tel: +49 (0)511-64 664-0


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quintessence consulting

We develop solution-focused software applications for and together with our customers, which include airlines, tour operators, and cruise operators all over Europe.

Our continuously evolving software suite is a toolbox of established industry solutions that can be customised to suit specific customer requirements.


years of experience


motivated associates


airlines and tour operators


tour operators

From Hanover to the whole of Europe

Travel knows no boundaries – and the same can be said for the solutions we tailor to our customers’ specific needs.

We achieve this high level of customisation through close cooperation that is built on trust and imbued with the spirit of partnership.

We would like to thank all our customers for the trust they have placed in us over the years and look forward to supporting them with the exciting projects they have lined up for the future.

We have a deep, personal commitment to the success of our customers and know that the key lies in a personalised approach and full utilisation of all available potentials.


Our experienced consulting team provides our customers with competent and personal support in all technical and professional matters and throughout all project phases – from joint scoping to project implementation and subsequent continuous development of the system within the context of our software releases.

Software Development

When adding further enhancements to our already very mature suite and implementing customer requirements, we build on continuous improvements to the technologies deployed and apply agile development methods. A project manager coordinates the customer’s wishes throughout the implementation project and customisation phase.


Our hosting service guarantees high quality standards, extensive optimisation options, and reduced workload for our customers. Furthermore, since our hosting is based in Germany, our customers benefit from the security and reliability that this location offers. If required, we can provide a high-availability environment by deploying two data processing centres located at separate sites.

Customer benefits

  • A team of airline and tourism experts guarantees a deep, comprehensive understanding of the industry
  • Creative developers with tourism-related process expertise
  • Rapid and flexible implementation capability through the deployment of mature products and based on the extensive experience garnered from a wide range of different customer scenarios
  • Close and direct cooperation between consultants and developers located at the same site in Hanover facilitates finding the optimal solution for every requirement
  • Short, quality-driven development cycles
  • Product development and hosting from a single source
  • Continuous monitoring of hosted products
  • The availability of a contact person for every application always ensures a speedy response
  • System scaling is optimally matched to the requirements of the software and can at all times be precisely adapted to the needs of our customers
  • APIs for external integration
  • Full compliance with common industry standards

We offer our airline customers an extensive product portfolio comprising MIDGARD, ASGARD, KRONOS, and CONCIERGE for integrated multi-channel management. Our portfolio comprises specialised industry solutions for hybrid, low-cost and network carriers.

Tour Operators - B2B

  • Revenue management – Fix, ProRata, and the market-leading Pooling solutions
  • Contract management
  • Allotment optimisation
  • Invoicing and dispatch
  • PNR-based direct integrations
  • Passenger data processing
  • Ancillary services

Consumers – B2C

  • IBE integration via API, TOMA, and CETS
  • Payment service provider integration
  • Coupon redemption
  • Special offers
  • Dynamic price calculation
  • Calculation of fees
  • Generation and dispatch of confirmations and invoices
  • Ancillary services

Travel agencies – B2D

  • Agency management
  • Calculation of commission
  • Private fares
  • Calculation of charges
  • Invoicing
  • API, TOMA and CETS integration
  • Ancillary services


  • Metasearcher, OTA, and other sales partners
  • API integration for searching, booking and billing jobs
  • Adding of own tracking information
  • Direct Connect
  • Multi-compartment handling
  • Various routing options (triangle, multi-leg, etc.)
  • Standardised management of distribution channels
  • Non-homogeneous PNR
  • Group PNR
  • Flexible rules-based master data management
  • Ad hoc creation of newly generated services
  • Communication with various DCS systems via PNL/ADL messages
  • Post-flight data processing processes via PFS/PRL/FTL/ETL messages
  • Customisable user interface

Our MIDGARD, ASGARD, KRONOS, and CONCIERGE products provide ours tour-organiser customers with a wide range of flight and passenger management capabilities as well as the option to sell ancillary services.

Flight management

  • Import of flight, allotment and price data
  • Automatic updating of master data
  • Multi-brand distribution channels
  • Unlimited airline integration
  • Participation in airline pooling
  • Allocation of sub-allotments to third-party tour operators, including pooling

Passenger management

  • Passenger data handling on multiple distribution channels – B2C, B2D and B2B
  • Support for common industry standards (group PNR, IATA, non-homogeneous PNR)
  • PNL- and/or PNR-based airline communication

Ancillary services

  • High flexibility of the rules-based master data management for ancillaries
  • Creation of service-based booking confirmations
  • Support for various sales channels (including Amadeus START, call centres, and Web)
  • Special pricing
  • Price refinement


  • Multi-compartment handling
  • Various routing options (triangle, multi-leg, etc.)
  • Standardised management of distribution channels
  • Flexible rules-based master data management
  • Ad hoc creation of newly generated services
  • Communication with various DCS systems via PNL/ADL messages
  • Post-flight data processing processes via PFS/PRL/FTL/ETL messages
  • Customisable user interface

The team is the essence of quintessence

Want to be a part of it?
Then send us your application.

We’ll definitely get back to you!

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Contact and Directions

quintessence consulting GmbH
Grosser Kolonnenweg 18c
D-30163 Hanover

Tel: +49 (0)511-64 664-0
Email: info[at]quintessence.net
Web: http://www.quintessence.net

quintessence Nordic SIA
Kr. Valdemāra iela 33-12
Rīga, LV-1010

Tel: +49 (0)511-64 664-0
Email: info[at]quintessence.net
Web: http://www.quintessence.net

Visiting us in Hanover

Arriving by car from Hanover Airport

You can reach us in around 15 minutes from the airport. First drive along Flughafenstraße in the direction of Hannover Zentrum (Hanover Centre) as far as Kanalbrücke (Canal Bridge) – then, just before the bridge, turn off left on to Sahlkamp. Afterwards, turn off right on to Großer Kolonnenweg. After crossing the bridge, turn off left on to Jathostraße and then immediately left again to enter the car park in front of our offices.

Arriving by car from the main train station

From Hauptbahnhof station, head in the direction of the airport until you reach Vahrenwalder Straße. Continue on this road until you reach the fork with Großer Kolonnenweg and then turn off right. After 150 meters, turn right again on to Jathostraße and then immediately left to enter the car park in front of our offices.

Arriving by tram from Hauptbahnhof (main train station)

quintessence consulting GmbH can easily be reached in around 8 minutes by tram from Hauptbahnhof station. Take Line 2 in the direction of Alte Heide and get off at the Großer Kolonnenweg stop. The tram stop is located directly in front of our office building. From here, turn left and walk in the opposite direction from where you came until you reach the metal door. The entrance to our building is located in the courtyard.

Visiting us in Riga

Arriving by car from Riga Airport

You can reach us in around 15 minutes from the airport. First drive along P133 in the direction of the city centre. After just 3 kilometres turn right („Centrs“) and continue on A10. At the first crossroads, turn left on to Lielirbes iela (Lielirbes Street) and continue on this road. After about 7 kilometres, Krisjana Valdemara starts just after the bridge.

Arriving by public transport

You can easily reach us by bus Lines 11 and 20 or by trolley Lines 3, 5, and 25. Get off at Lāčplēša iela and cross the street. The entrance to our building is located in the courtyard.

Quelle: Google Maps

Quelle: Google Maps