The Berlin-based cargo.one and IBS Software, today announced their strategic partnership to facilitate digital transformation of airlines.
The new partnership would help them ramp up their operations, boost sales online and effectively cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through this industry-first integration. further, it will give access to IBS airline customers to a fully digital distribution channel.
The duo has been accelerating digital distribution capabilities by creating custom integrations for leading airlines such as Etihad Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
With the use of IBS icargo system the German company has already displayed hundreds of thousands of bookable offers for airlines, without the use of a standardized plug and play solution.
As the pandemic has forced airlines to aggressively move towards digitalization it has turned out fruitful for cargo.one and it has reported a record increase in usage and demand.
“We see that COVID-19 has been a catalyst for digital transformation within the air cargo industry. This is reflected in the now over 1,500 forwarder branches using cargo.one on a daily basis.Moritz Claussen, Founder & Managing Director of cargo.one
“Furthermore, we see that distributing capacity online at live rates is an essential part of the recovery roadmap for many airlines. Together with IBS Software we have been building a proven plug and play solution that empowers all IBS airlines to seamlessly integrate with cargo.one and get access to our ever-growing user base. It will allow airlines to boost sales online and almost instantly relieve overloaded sales staff.”
The seamless access and proven integration technology via the IBS iCargo Sales platform will help more than 30 IBS airline customers to quickly use ‘out of the box’ services, without the need for major system changes. This will help airlines to develop digital distribution capabilities, which is a game-changer for the industry.
“We truly believe that leveraging online distribution is the way forward for airlines to emerge faster and stronger from the crisis and we are excited to enable these connections with innovation leader cargo.one and our state of the art technology.”Ashok Rajan, SVP & Head of Cargo & Logistics, IBS Software
He added: “It is heartening to see how both companies have worked together in these challenging circumstances to deliver innovative capabilities that will help the industry. We have moved further in our broader goal of creating a ‘digital ecosystem’ by collaborating with complimenting services, to bring greater value to customers using iCargo. I am excited as we will see digitalization accelerating further over the next months through our joint efforts.”