Unisys and Kale Consultants Combine Air Cargo Revenue Accounting Capabilities
Unisys to offer Kale’s cargo revenue accounting solution as part of logistics management system to bolster air cargo financial management
BLUE BELL, Pa. and Mumbai, India – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announces that it will be offering the AMBERTM Cargo Revenue Accounting solution from Kale Consultants as part of its air cargo portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement reached by the two organizations, Unisys will offer AMBER as a hosted service and as a licensed solution to further strengthen its Logistics Management System (LMS) and related Hosting and Integration Services (HIS).
“This new relationship addresses the demand of clients for proven and open solutions that can be delivered as a hosted Web-based service,” said Christopher Shawdon, vice president and partner, Logistics Solutions for Unisys. “This relationship gives our clients new levels of visibility to financial information from the time of booking through delivery and invoicing to help improve profitability and service.”
Kale’s Cargo Revenue Accounting solution, AMBER, provides airlines with full financial control and automation of their revenue accounting process. Its strengths are its focus on accuracy, its high level of automation, and its flexibility. It delivers business value by helping to maximize revenue, minimize costs, and shorten the time span to billing, thereby enabling increased cash flow. In addition, its powerful and easily accessible information enables managers to make informed financial decisions related to customers, routes, markets, and flights.
“We are delighted to be entering into this exciting alliance with Unisys,” says Neela Bhattacherjee, Head of Airlines SBU for Kale Consultants. “The relationship with Unisys significantly complements Kale’s airline domain expertise and development capabilities. We have been working together for some time to ensure that the integration of our two solutions is technically and functionally seamless. The combination of the Unisys Logistics Management System and Kale’s AMBER will result in a market-leading, end-to-end cargo solution. The many benefits to airlines include the potential for: early recognition of revenue, operational cost savings, and greater levels of data integrity – all in a cohesive delivery model.”
Unisys LMS provides airlines with an extensive air cargo operations system. It includes Internet-based process and system support from the initial price quote through routing and reservations to the shipment delivery. It also encompasses master and house air waybill management; pricing and contracts; detailed shipment tracking and ground handling; scanning; ULD control; extensive customer internet services; and business intelligence. Automated Cargo-IMP and XML messaging provide industry-leading integration with partners. LMS is available as a Web-based service, HIS, which is maintained and hosted by Unisys and charged on a transaction basis.
About Kale Consultants
Kale Consultants Limited is a leading solutions provider to the global Airline, Logistics and Travel (ALT) industry. Committed to innovation and excellence, Kale delivers software products, technology, managed process, hosting and consulting services. Kale employs over 1,500 professionals who deliver services to over 100 customers across 30 countries.
Kale’s Industry Solutions are driven by active partnerships with industry bodies and customers, and unparalleled domain knowledge. Kale’s Customised Approach in deploying these solutions supports clients with best fit solutions to match to their requirements. For more information, visit www.kaleconsultants.com.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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