Meerbusch, Germany – Cross-border freight shipments face high barriers in terms of full electronic documentation and optimal physical transportation. Help is provided by the new transport management system Scope from Riege Software International. The company presented the system’s new features at the transport logistic 2011 trade fair from 10 – 13 May. The Meerbusch-based software specialists welcomed many interested visitors to their stand and held detailed discussions.

Riege Software International’s transport management system Scope represents a major innovation in logistics software due to the depth of its functions and its powerful performance. The Meerbusch-based software specialists developed it as a completely new successor to the Procars system over the course of several years. The result is a comprehensive new solution which covers the complete process chain of an international shipment and which connects all involved parties with each other in terms of information technology.

Better mood at trade fair than in 2009

As in 2009, Riege Software International again had its own stand in Hall B2 at transport logistic. Johannes Riege, managing director of the family-owned company, summed up this year’s participation positively. “The mood at the fair was better than in 2009 overall and the economic recovery is being felt by many companies. The quality of our discussions was very good as a result. There was very strong interest in Scope with its new functions and modules.”

New functions and modules

The new in-depth functions required for the various parties involved in the processes as well as numerous newly-developed modules make Scope into a universal solution that simplifies and makes air and sea freight transportation more efficient.

All data only has to be entered once. All necessary information and legal regulations are contained within the system. The user is automatically provided and supported with all the required information when dealing with a shipment. Moreover, the diverse reporting and documentation functions ensure that all steps are completely transparent and thus enable the transport chain to be optimized. Scope is permanently updated and new functions are integrated into the system in order to provide forwarders, carriers, handling agents and all other members of the supply chain with a universal platform for air and sea freight management.

Solution for handling agents

With the development of “Scope Handling Agent” last year, Riege Software International integrated another important player in the air freight transport chain. This module covers the special requirements of freight handling companies which work on behalf of forwarders. Transmission of shipment data and transportation orders or updates about the handling status of a shipment are often still made by fax or phone. With the help of Scope Handling Agent, mistakes can be avoided and the workload of manual data entry reduced. Agents thus save valuable time and costs.

Solution for customs and security

Scope also incorporates special modules for the complex processes of customs clearance. All the formalities for imports and exports, invoicing and tax payments can be made on one single user interface. In addition to the German ATLAS system, Scope now also includes systems for Switzerland, the USA and (since spring 2011) the Netherlands which have been certified by the respective customs authorities.

Moreover, Scope incorporates all the requirements in the area of security, such as the import control system (ICS) which has been law since January 1, 2011. The quality and sustainability efforts of IATA (International Air Transport Association) such as the Cargo 2000 and e-freight initiatives are supported by Scope with special modules.

With these comprehensive functions, its easy usage and the option of adding further solutions such as ERP systems via interfaces, Scope is ideally positioned to provide an end-to-end flow of information for all partners in air and sea freight.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family-run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.