Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLM) is the launch customer of Accenture’s new cloud-based connectivity and collaboration platform, AFLS Exchange.
The new platform enables air cargo carriers to seamlessly integrate with their partner networks, helping them expand their footprint and create new business opportunities, according to Accenture.
Developed by Accenture’s Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) business group, AFLS Exchange gives carriers real-time visibility into their partner and joint venture networks. “AFLS Exchange enables efficient, seamless, and secure transactions for key business functions, including route enquiry, capacity availability checks, and bookings,” the company says.
As a result, the solution provides customers with more product and route options and enables significantly faster response times by replacing the existing cumbersome largely manual processes, it adds.
“We are committed to leveraging innovative technology to transform our business, and AFLS Exchange will make integrating with our partner network simple and quick,” says Marcel de Nooijer, executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo.
“We’re confident that AFLS Exchange will help us expand our network footprint and enable us to generate even greater value from our partnerships with other carriers,” he adds.
Accenture says AFLS Exchange integrates easily and quickly with a carrier’s existing booking system and allows simple onboarding, configuration, and offboarding of partners. The platform also incorporates key cloud security measures and complies with the highest international security standards.
“We are delighted and excited to partner with AFKLMP Cargo in their continued digital transformation journey with our innovative AFLS Exchange platform,” says Dirk-Jan Koops, a managing director in Accenture and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo client account lead.
Ganesh Vaideeswaran, managing director of AFLS says: “AFLS Exchange is designed to help carriers realise the full potential of their partnerships and drive revenue growth. We are proud of this unique industry solution that addresses several pain-points we have discovered in our broader work with leading cargo carriers. The platform is highly configurable, reliable and equipped with a plug-and-play connector to meet the needs of every carrier and their partner networks.”
AFLS combines Accenture’s deep industry knowledge of the aviation and air cargo industries with nimble platform and module development approaches that deliver best-of-breed solutions, it says. The result for clients is lower costs, increased revenues, and optimised freight capacity. With these innovations, air cargo carriers also benefit from greater cost transparency, improved efficiency of assets allocation, and higher customer, employee, and partner satisfaction.