Freight & Logistics Software

Accenture Freight & Logistics Software: Air Cargo

Accenture Freight and Logistics Software offers a fully integrated and industrialized suite of modules based on a common platform. The software helps air cargo organizations lower costs, increase revenue and enhance capacity, combining Accenture’s deep knowledge of freight and logistics with advanced business analytics and process management tools.


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Features & Benefits
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Freight rates management

Provides a framework for decentralized and centralized pricing decisions. It enhances control and minimizes revenue leakage through centralized accountability, traceability and consistent application of rates throughout the shipment life cycle.

Freight documentation and execution

Creates real-time control of freight acceptance and proactive alerts throughout the shipment life cycle. Equips air cargo operators with real-time control of freight acceptance to minimize operational disruptions.

Freight reservations management

Elevates core booking and inventory management capabilities by helping companies collaborate and accelerate post-merger integration of key transactional, operational, finance, business intelligence and other management systems.

Operational data store

A common repository enabling air cargo operators to better manage geographically dispersed locations and review up-to-date summaries for better decision support.

Dynamic route generation

Provides real-time, dynamic cargo routing alternatives while simultaneously accounting for complex constraints from business rules and government regulations.

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Key Components
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Freight rates management

  • Rates, charges and rules managment: centralized visibility and traceability.

  • Workflow management: profitable rate filing via real-time collaboration, and approval of rates not meeting pricing guidelines.

  • Quotes management: automated process that facilitates meeting margins or pricing guidelines at the same time.

  • Auto-rating: helps prevent revenue leakage through consistent and accurate application of rates.

Documentation and execution

  • Shipment acceptance enables adjustments to the capacity inventory.

  • Support for other departure and arrival operations (e.g. off load processing).

  • Air Way Bill, or AWB, stock management: including AWB allocation, AWB monitoring and AWB revocation.

  • Unit Load Device life cycle management.

Freight reservations management

  • Booking options: user-friendly, Web-based interface provides options in real-time.

  • Booking management facility manages the process and conformance of bookings.

  • Contribution helps informed booking and quote decision-making through visibility to cost and contribution.

  • Restrictions management: identifies embargoes and operational rules.

  • Management of inventory across flights.

  • Allocation management: real time allocation match, inventory or utilization reports.

Operational data store

  • Planning activities: prepare realistic plans with accurate data and trends.

  • Query management: breaks down complex data.

  • Pre-configured industry and standard data adapters to enable easy multi-system integration.

  • Vendor neutral report generation analyzes performance using pre built tools.

  • Industry schema and graphs enable data profiling.

Dynamic route generation

  • Routes management: builds complete end-to-end routes in real-time using all available modes of transport.

  • Manage rules: controls and confirms routes generated.

  • Contain costs: greater visibility of costs associated with chosen routes.

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Technology
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Manageability

The three-tier structure, application, user interface and data, separates different logical layers and makes the application more manageable, maintainable and easier to integrate with other software.

Gain better visibility

Gain visibility into information at every point of shipment life cycle from quoting and selling to billing, leading to better decisions.

Modular approach

Easily integrates with existing business platforms. The solution can be a standalone capability or a phased end-to-end deployment, providing the flexibility to meet any organization’s specific needs cost effectively.

Scalability

A three-tier design makes the application easily scalable by giving it the flexibility to be run on a number of servers.

Achieve automation

Achieve business process automation, real-time collaboration and rule enforcements to prevent revenue leakages, reduce costs and claims, and enhance contribution.

Versatile

The suite is in production on the following platforms: WebSphere 5.x, Weblogic 9.x, Weblogic 10.x. The suite is also certified on WebSphere 6.x and JBoss 4.1.x.

Standardized technology base

Built on a modern technology base (Service-oriented Architecture, J2EE, Oracle database) with a solid development methodology.

Analytics capability

Uses analytics tools to help maximize asset utilization through forecasting and systematic planning tied to real-time execution.

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"Our integrated, business-driven enterprise data warehouse is a key factor in our efforts to drive improved performance from our entire organization and dramatically enhance our customer experience."
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