IBS’ iCargo to power Lufthansa Cargo service

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Trivandrum: Leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, the Technopark based IBS Software, has entered into a contract with Lufthansa Cargo AG, the airline cargo service provider in the Lufthansa Group, for the implementation of its iCargo solution. The solution will manage the airline’s entire air cargo movement worldwide.  IBS was selected from among 400 solution providers after an intense selection process that commenced 18 months ago.

The ten year contract is one of the largest IT system deals by Lufthansa Group. IBS’ new generation iCargo system will replace the legacy Unisys based application which Lufthansa used for the past 30 years. Once implemented, iCargo will have a user base of over 4,000 staff members across 100 stations for Sales and Global Operations and will interface seamlessly with a host of other system applications within the IT landscape of the airline. Lufthansa Systems will provide comprehensive consulting services during and after the implementation phase and IBM is in charge of the system integration. The project worth €100 Million will be implemented by 2015 end.

Interacting with the media in Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Roland Schütz, CIO, Lufthansa Cargo AG said, “The thorough selection process testifies IBS has a great product, the utmost comprehensive solution, a benchmark setting ROI and has been assessed as the best choice for our initiative resulting in IT cost reduction, revenue gains and increased efficiency of our service. This long term partnership will jointly evolve a standard product.”

VK Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group, “To be chosen by an iconic airline like Lufthansa is a significant step in our endeavour to make iCargo the No.1 air cargo management solution and also make IBS the No.1 IT solutions company in the world for the air transport industry. This alliance is a testimony to our capability, professionalism and commitment to support the requirements of global organizations such as Lufthansa renowned for its disciplined business practices. It is indeed a defining moment for IBS and the IT industry in Kerala.”

Hans-Guenther Loeffler, Acting Consul General, German Consulate General, Bangalore; Thomas Sonntag, CPO, Lufthansa Cargo AG and Sankalp Saxena, President & Head, Aviation Operation Services, IBS Group were among those present.

iCargo is an integrated solution that supports the requirements of airlines’ freight business providing enhanced web-enabled features that optimize operations, enhance profitability and provide scalability. The solution helps manage the increasing volumes of cargo movement requirements of freighters, ground handling agents as well as airports.

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