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yellow square iCargo – The world standard in integrated cargo management solutions

iCargo™ is the next generation business, web-based solution suite from IBS designed to meet the requirements of modern air cargo carriers, ground handling agents as well as airports providing cargo handling services. The iCargo suite offers a comprehensive set of solutions that addresses the current and future requirements of air cargo and logistics management – bringing innovation, agility and cost effectiveness to the airline industry. iCargo is designed and developed completely on new generation technologies and technology platforms such as J2EE and Oracle RDBMS. The solution suite combines the power of advanced technologies with new generation business practices and concepts. iCargo is designed to support every facet of air cargo management and meet the requirements of cargo carriers and service providers – large or small.

The iCargo solution suite was developed in collaboration with five major air cargo carriers and service providers called the Core Group of Influence (CGI) who, along with IBS, created the blueprints for a next generation cargo management system. The focus was on creating a cargo system of the future which was fully capable of handling current business practices. The CGI was also involved in business requirements validation as well as end user product testing.

yellow square iCargo Suite of Solutions - Solutions that fit your business, and grow with it too

The iCargo™ Business Suite is a fully integrated suite of business systems, each addressing the requirements of specific business functions in the management of air cargo. The highly modular design allows customers to choose any combination of business functions and take advantage of the inherent benefits of an integrated IT environment for management of air cargo functions. This approach provides a host of benefits – business process-related as well as technical benefits to significantly enhance the capability and flexibility of your cargo product or service.

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yellow square iCargo Suite of Products -

yellow arrow iCargoAirline:

Comprehensive cargo sales, inventory and reservations system for airlines to accurately predict available cargo capacities with the visibility of shipment yield/revenues from the time of booking.

yellow arrow iCargoCRA:
Sophisticated, flexible cargo and mail revenue accounting system that addresses back office accounting requirements of air cargo carriers.

yellow arrow iCargoRM:
Futuristic cargo revenue management tool that uses powerful algorithms and statistical analytics tools to forecast demand, optimize
capacity utilization and maximize cargo carrier revenues.

yellow arrow iCargoMail:
Futuristic mail handling function that supports UPU mail handling and messaging standards.

yellow arrow iCargoULD:
Accurate ULD management system that encompasses all aspects of ULD asset management and tracking.

yellow arrow iCargoJTO:
Comprehensive cargo terminal operations product that supports the unique needs of the Japan cargo business, including real time electronic integration with Japan Customs.

yellow arrow iCargoCTO:
State-of-the-art cargo terminal operations system that automates the processes of self handled facilities of carriers, GHAs or airports providing cargo handling services to customer airlines.

yellow square iCargo Service Offerings

IBS offers its customers the choice of in-house or a transaction-based hosted model in SaaS (Software as a Service) mode. Both offerings have inherent advantages depending on the customer’s requirements and come with the IBS guarantee of world-class service and unparalleled product capabilities. The scope of offerings in the iCargo solution suite remains the same irrespective of the service offering.

In-house Operation (Licensed)
- Operate and maintain application within your environment
- No recurring costs apart from maintenancce and support
- 24/7 support helpdesk for application maaintenance

SaaS – Software as a Service (ASP/Hosted)
- Low upfront costs and capital expenditurre
- Transaction-based pricing model (E.g. Peer AWB)
- World-class data centers across the globbe

yellow square Industry Initiatives

IBS is part of a number of industry initiatives in the Travel Transportation and Logistics domain and is constantly working toward incorporating the knowledge gained through these partnerships into its various products and services. IBS is part of two such key initiatives – IATA e-Freight, part of IATA’s portfolio of initiatives under the master project called “Simplifying the Business (StB)” and Cargo 2000, a quality management initiative to improve overall service delivery of the air cargo product.

yellow square Application, IT and Business Benefits - Redefining businesses

Operational Benefits
• Opportunity to eliminate process redundancy
• Provides business scalability by having more stations access the system directly
• Opportunity to develop and pilot new products and services
• Better control over the operations through proactive shipment tracking

Commercial Benefits
• Upfront rating, resulting in better revenue control early in the lifecycle of shipments
• Better visibility through the lifecycle of the shipments resulting in less claims
• Improved operational effectiveness (by optimizing revenue)
• Fully web enabled for easy distribution and customer access

Customer Related Benefits
• Supports changing customer/business requirements
• Supports changing business models and extending value chain
• Extension of cargo management functionality to customers by portal functionality

Information Management Benefits
• Better (faster/real-time, cheaper) distribution of information
• Information transparency across the supply chain
• Highly parameter driven, resulting in easier system administration and minimal down time

System Benefits
• Availability of more mature & futuristic technologies compared to current systems that cannot cater to demanding business needs
• Integrated system resulting in lean and minimal interface requirements

yellow square It’s an IBS Solution

The IBS Group (IBS) is a leading provider of new-generation IT solutions to the global Travel, Transportation and Logistics industry. A specialist in the domain, IBS offers business consultancy that helps customers maintain a competitive edge and manage growth profitably. IBS solutions manage the mission-critical operations of major airlines, airports, oil and gas companies, seaports, cruise lines and tour operators world-wide. IBS is SEI CMMI Level-5 and PCMM Level 5 assessed, ISO 9001:2008, TickIT and ISO 27001:2005 certified, and operates out of ten business centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Of the 150 plus customers of IBS, across the various Lines of Business, 21 use iCargo to manage their cargo operations. Within a short time span iCargo has emerged as the most preferred cargo management solution for leading carriers globally. iCargo products are currently deployed at Nippon Cargo Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Astana, Olympic Air, S7, Qantas, Kingfisher Airlines, Northern Air Cargo, Avient Cargo, SpiceJet, Cargo Jet and many more.

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