IBS Software signs long-term deal with Asiana Airlines

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Trivandrum: Technopark based travel, transportation and logistics IT solutions specialist, IBS Software (IBS) has signed a 10-year, multi-million dollar contract with Asiana Airlines Cargo, one of the largest cargo carriers in the APAC region, for the implementation of its cargo management solution, iCargo to manage the end to end cargo functions of Asiana Cargo.

Under the deal, IBS will implement the full scope of business operations of Asiana Cargo – including sales, revenue accounting, ULD management, mail management and mail revenue accounting with a single seamlessly integrated platform – iCargo.

Seoul based Asiana Airlines is a global brand and has been in operation for nearly thirty years. Asiana is a member of Star Alliance, and currently operates 14 domestic & 90 international passenger routes and 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania.

The implementation of the new-gen cargo management system will allow Asiana Airlines Cargo to upgrade its IT capabilities from an existing home grown legacy core system and a multitude of satellite systems to a fully integrated new generation platform. The iCargo platform will also enable Asiana Cargo to align itself to industry-driven standards and best practices such as eAWB and CXML.

Kwang-Suk Kim, Executive VP of Asiana Cargo said, “By selecting iCargo as our technology platform, we are hopeful that we would be able to cater to the demands of fast changing logistics services environment and improve our market share. We are sure that it will also bring a ground breaking improvement opportunity in reinforcing cargo operation safety and customer services.”

Rajiv Shah, CEO, IBS Software said, “This selection by Asiana Airlines highlights IBS’ ability to conceptualize and build industry leading global solutions which bring tangible business benefits. IBS continues to invest in innovative offerings for the airline industry to ensure that our customers stay ahead in this disruptive environment. This partnership with Asiana is also a testament to our commitment to the Korean market as we continue to expand our presence in East Asia.”

Ashok Rajan, VP & Head of IBS’ Global Air Cargo business said, “We are excited about the value in business practices that Asiana Cargo will bring to the community given its leading position in the Air Freight industry.”

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