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New Opportunities for Smaller Businesses

A New TMS "Software as a Service" (SaaS) solution by Riege Software International lowers costs and improves security

Riege Software International GmbH has developed a terminal solution for its transport management system (TMS) Scope. Small and mid-sized forwarders, handling agents and industrial suppliers will especially benefit from the solution by the IT service provider located in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf, Germany. With the new software, users can handle export and import orders for air freight, sea freight and customs clearance without time-consuming installation procedures and at moderate cost.

Meerbusch, July 25, 2011 — In the past, small to medium-sized forwarders and industrial suppliers had to invest in special software and comprehensive internal IT infrastructure in order to handle transport orders and to take part in ATLAS customs procedures. Riege’s terminal solution comes as “software as a service” and this approach helps to minimize operational costs and optimizes processes. The software can be accessed from any location via the web. The solution also simplifies data collection and generating reports.

With the Scope terminal solution, users benefit from all the logistics software features for air freight, sea freight and customs clearance, via secure customer access over the internet. The only prerequisite for the use of the SaaS software is a computer (minimum requirement is a Windows XP operating system) with an internet connection for remote access to the server. The user benefits from the experience and systems of the service provider and avoids the risks of maintaining local IT infrastructure and software. Master data and the purchased modules, for example the air freight export application, are instantly available to the user and are accessible from anywhere in the world using any computer connected to the Internet. With a terminal solution, even multi-user operations where several employees simultaneously handle customs clearance, will not incur high costs. Additionally, the users have access to all current and future customs regulations.

With our Scope terminal application companies can work globally. The solution can be adapted to changing business processes. That’s why small and medium-sized companies will especially benefit from it”, says Johannes Riege, General Manager of Riege Software International.

Once all data is stored at Riege Software International’s data center, customers are provided with additional security. In the case of local system failure, virus contamination or fraud, no data is lost since it is safely stored on systems in Frankfurt and Meerbusch, where Riege administrators perform regular backups and updates. This allows the user to cut down on the services of a local IT partner. All relevant code lists are automatically updated with fast and easy access to additional functions such as the electronic customs tariff (EZT).

The solution can also be equipped with an accounting interface (i.e. Datev) for easy invoicing. Thus all internal processes are optimally connected. Since the terminal solution is paid by a one-time connection fee only, customers save investments in hardware,ensuring costs remain low.

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.

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