What is most important when looking for the right cargo management software? It’s hard to choose just one answer: that’s why we’re giving you five! Take a look at what we think truly makes a difference to your business.
1: Fully cloud-based
There’s no denying that we live in a digital age. As our industry moves into paper-free operations, it’s important to choose a software that moves with you. Choosing a digitized solution helps carriers and their partners remove paper from the air logistics supply chain by managing e-AWB and e-CSD (Consignment Security Declaration) processes according to industry standards.
2: Can integrate with third-party apps
Application Programming Interfaces (or APIs) are an incredibly powerful tool for anyone in the air cargo industry. APIs open digital doorways, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your business. The air cargo industry is a community full of diverse systems and portals—make the most of them!
3: Customizable to your business
APIs don’t stop at integration. Not only do you benefit from the boost of other software, but they also allow you to customize software that fits your needs, a must for any software running within a fast-paced industry. Not every business is one-size-fits-all, so having software that supports your business model, regardless of how big or small, is a must.
4: Updates in real-time
What is more important than real-time data? In a rapidly moving market, it’s the only way that you can remain competitive and relevant. Not only that, but live updates also mean that the most important information is delivered instantly to you and your customers as it happens, allowing you to react swiftly to any issues that arise.
5: Easy to use and easy to learn
No one wants to spend time, money and manpower on training their staff over and over again. Nor do they want to install complex software that requires a thick user-manual anytime they want to make a simple update. A simple solution, that can be installed into hardware that you already have—like your smartphone—should be at the top of your wish list. Intuitive interfaces with familiar drag-and-drop programs can be learned on the job, negating the need for hours spent in the classroom and will most benefit the staff that uses these systems day in, day out.