Bend company helps outdoor industry

Bend company helps outdoor industry

Bend-based The Flybook develops software for the outdoor industry.

Langer originally started The Flybook, a Web-based reservation and business management software company designed specifically for the outdoor industry, in Portland in 2005.

The initial intent was to build a website, but over the years, he said, it transformed into a software application located in the cloud that provides itineraries, payment collection, email confirmations and receipts, as well as online booking capability and a real-time calendar.

“Outdoor businesses have a very complex and logistical business model,” he said. “They spend so much time trying to manage these reservations (and) coordinate their operations that they don’t have any time to grow their business.”

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.