Accenture has unveiled a version of its Air Cargo Suite software to help air cargo carriers become more flexible, competitive and efficient.
Accenture Cargo Suite offers capabilities through streamlined operations and data integration and is available for delivery as a service.
Company officials said that carriers can take advantage of a robust cargo management solution while retaining the agility and cost benefits of SaaS.
The SaaS includes reservations, routing, price and operations software, provides a cost-effective, simplified way to improve workflows and help reduce revenue leakage with a scalable, low-risk solution.
Accenture targets small and midsize air cargo carriers who face fewer in-house resources to focus on technology with the launch of the new suite.
New and enhanced functionality within the Accenture Air Cargo Suite includes streamlined planning and management of the cargo process, from initial quote to delivery.
Additionally, Suite includes new flight planning capabilities for easier planning of flights by allowing users to offload, re-assign and handle priority shipment.
Air Cargo carriers has also experienced the reduction in the total turnaround time to create a quote with the new enhancements.
To control invoice accuracy it includes Air waybill control which automates the billing process and monitors reconciliation of shipment details at multiple stages.
The carriers can now have more flexibility and control in sharing flights.
“Providing SaaS delivery options for Accenture Air Cargo Suite and new features will help carriers align processes around pricing, booking, capacity, routes and costs, ultimately driving profitability,” said Malcolm McNamara, global managing director of Accenture Freight and Logistics Software.
Last month, Accenture expanded the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for Research and Development (R&D) powered by Oracle.
Also, Accenture acquired Axia, a U.S.-based strategy consulting services provider to enhance its capabilities to assist clients to improve competitiveness by delivering growth through strategic cost management and organizational agility.