Accenture introduces a software to enable ocean carriers reduce costs
May 6, 2015:- Accenture has introduced a new version of its Ocean Cargo Pricing software, part of the Accenture Freight and Logistics Software portfolio, that can help ocean carriers reduce costs and revenue leakage, while improving customer service. Accenture Ocean Cargo Price version 6.8 is an intuitive, easy-to-use product that provides advanced pricing functionality to help boost profitability based on real-time insights. The solution allows carriers to more efficiently apply and maintain rates and charges. Sales professionals can create quotes and contracts for a single quote line request as well as for a large tender request. The new capability to generate market rates employing base rates and add-ons such as location, commodity, or container type helps carriers respond to customer requests faster and with more relevant and competitive rates. Ocean Cargo Price 6.8 helps carriers become more agile and responsive through advanced and flexible rate construction:
- New rate management functionality provides easier maintenance, application and negotiation of inland rates using a hub and spoke model. Improved surcharge definitions allow carriers to inform customers of surcharges that may change over time, and gain better insight into customer specific charges. With improved control and visibility, carriers can more easily prevent revenue leakage.
- Enhanced integration throughout the offer process enables carriers to simplify and accelerate the end to end process with price setting, maintenance, quotation, and contract through a single system. Streamlining this process results in cost reduction and improved turnaround time in the quote-to-contract process.
- Updates to global and context specific terms & conditions provide better visibility into all global and local regulations, operational limitations, and business policies for simplified shipping compliance.