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Cargo 2000 IATA initiative

Cargo 2000 Freight Forwarding Management System (http://www.centillion.net/) was founded within IATA in 1997 with the aim of improving the efficiency of the airfreight industry.

The strategy behind Cargo 2000 was to develop a comprehensive system that would allow freight forwarders to cost effectively utilize information technologies to benefit their business activities and improve customer service levels in the short term and strategically position their business to further utilize evolving technological developments as they become available.

While current technologies include computer networks and application systems, integrated fax, e-mail and EDI, and web based tracking and tracing, additional electronic based facilities will continue to evolve very quickly.

Therefore, it is important for every business in a highly competitive market to effectively utilize to-days technologies; and position themselves to smoothly integrate tomorrows capabilites into their sytems as they become available.

Cargo 2000 provides this capability. Cargo was developed using a very effective Rapid Application Development System that allows Centillion to modify Cargo to meet each of our clients exact requirements; and at the same time, continously enhance the product to include additional functionality and integrate the system with evolving technological services on a continous basis.

Cargo 2000 is a system that can be modified to meet clients' specific requirements, thus maximising the overall cost effectiveness of the system.

Shipments, documentation and invoicing are completed in a fraction of the time required using traditional typewriters, word processors or form filler software. Tracing or locating information for all master files are built into the system, and separate search screens are not required.

All export and import documents, currently in excess of 48 documents, are available with the system. If additional documents are required, they are provided at no additional cost. Standard reports are also included. All printed output can be viewed before printing.

Training takes about one to two hours depending upon the modules selected. With a couple of hours of additional practice, most users are comfortable using the system and with additional practice, become proficient shortly thereafter.

Full security is designed into the system to ensure only authorized personnel have access to information, and/or the ability to change information.

The system operates on industry standard IBM compatible microcomputers and networks including Novell, Windows 95, 98, Windows NT, Unix, VAX VMS and AS400. Remote support can be provided to clients through the use of PCAnywhere.