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LONDON: March 14, 2017. Unisys has launched 'Digistics' - described by the company as an "integrated cargo logistics solution" for carriers to streamline freight management and improve their operational efficiencies.

According to the company the Cloud-based, pay-for-use architecture enables airlines to choose from a suite of offerings or select specific cargo services including inventory management, booking, invoicing and accounting.

Air New Zealand Unisys"We are proud to be the first in this industry to offer catalogue-based cloud services," said Unisys vice president and global head of Travel and Transportation Dheeraj Kohli.

"Carriers can now select and subscribe to the features they need for their business operations, while the advanced level analytics will allow carriers to identify the factors to help them sustain efficient routes, as well as improve processes on less efficient routes," he added.

Digistics incorporates existing Unisys offerings including the logistics management system (LMS), cargo revenue accounting (CRA) and cargo portal services (CPS), as well as additional value-added services such as mobility, RFID and analytics.

The platform also benefits from fast implementation and enhancement based on feedback from the Unisys Cargo User Group.

Last month the company announced Air New Zealand had joined its CPS to allow the airline's forwarder customers to book and track shipments online, as well as enabling access to over 6,000 existing in-network forwarders in 105 countries.

"As Air New Zealand already uses [the] Unisys LMS, we can leverage the data in the cargo operations system to bring them online quickly," said Kohli. "And because they pay on a transaction basis, costs relate directly to value. Both of these benefits are clear examples of how cloud-based services are transforming the air cargo industry," he noted.

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