AdvancedCargo - Selling

Interfacing: Revenue management systems, AdvancedCargo Platform Component


Product description

Every cargo airline has a demand for high-quality bookings – but the processes involved are highly complex and depend largely on the skill of the customer service agent. With the Selling component, even customer service agents without years of cargo business skills can perform a booking faster and more efficiently.

AdvancedBooking

AdvancedBooking meets the exacting quality demands of today's cargo business by steering the entire booking process, bringing together modules for routing, capacity, and pricing.

It also speeds up the air cargo booking process as a whole. More importantly, it improves customer service with built-in and automatically performed checks on capacity, loadability, special handling and pricing.

Furthermore, with more and more business being generated through electronic channels it is extremely important for customers to be able to place reservation requests directly via an Internet e-booking functionality, a cargo portal or via a customer in-house solution through EDI.

AdvancedRouting

An important requirement in the booking process is that shipments are booked on valid routings. AdvancedRouting takes on this task. It checks routings against various validation rules: handling times (e.g. export, import, transit), restrictions and embargoes for flights and stations. The results are seamlessly integrated into the booking process via AdvancedBooking.

This not only improves booking quality, but by providing these results automatically, it gives the customer service agent more time to deal with the sales situation and customer service. It also improves operational efficiency by reducing re-bookings due to impossible connections.

AdvancedCapacity

AdvancedCapacity seamlessly integrates capacity inventory management into the booking process. Capacity is managed by weight, volume and ULD positions. The capacity requirements of long-term agreements, e.g. allotments, are managed and made available to the booking process.

An interface to a revenue management system makes it possible to apply overbooking and pricing rules in order to increase load factors and yields.

In addition, AdvancedCapacity manages freighter and truck schedules and can also be used to manage the schedules of partner airline flights.

Customers


Categories and features

Freight/Cargo management

Automated booking information (cargo)
Flight schedule and availability control (cargo)
Inventory control with multiple locations
Space allotment handling

Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of customized IT solutions for clients in selected industries and operates one of the most powerful data centers in Europe. Lufthansa Systems’ products and services provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. The portfolio covers the full range of IT services, including IT consultancy, development and implementation of industry solutions and operation in the company's own data centers.

Long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how are the basis for the continuous expansion of Lufthansa Systems' service offering across many industries. Companies from different sectors, such as transport and logistics, as well as industry rely on the expertise of Lufthansa Systems. As a global IT service provider, Lufthansa Systems is focused on the continual expansion of its activities around the world. The company has a global presence and a sales structure which is oriented on its international target markets. Local points of contact enable short response times and a close proximity to customers.



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