Unisys web-enabled Logistics Management System allows airlines worldwide to manage air cargo securely and reliably in a cloud-based model
BLUE BELL, Pa., June 7, 2010 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that its Web-based airline cargo management solution is celebrating its seventh year in a cloud computing environment.
Launched in 1996 and web-enabled in 2003, the Unisys hosted Logistics Management System is used by leading airlines worldwide to manage their air cargo business via a shared “software-as-a-service” model. Airline clients, which include Delta Cargo, Air Canada Cargo, SAS Cargo, and GOLLOG, pay on a per-shipment basis, providing significant savings and increased flexibility over in-house purchased systems.
The system is multi-tenant, which means that all clients always have the latest version. As the solution is web-based, enhancements can be applied immediately for all clients using the system.
“From the early days of the Internet, Unisys has been leveraging the power of the Web to allow our clients to book, manage and control air cargo transactions securely and reliably in a cloud-based, software-as-a-service model,” said Christopher Shawdon, vice president, Logistics Solutions, for Unisys. “In a very real sense, Unisys has been doing cloud computing before the cloud became ‘cool.’ Today, our LMS solution is an integral part of a broader cloud computing strategy at Unisys, and we will continue to make use of leading-edge cloud technologies to help our clients increase their cost competitiveness, responsiveness and flexibility.”
Over the past decade and a half, the flexibility and ease of use of the Unisys LMS solution has helped air cargo organizations deal with rapid change in the airline industry. A recent example was when Unisys helped its first client, Delta Cargo, quickly integrate the cargo operations of Northwest Cargo onto the Unisys hosted LMS solution following the merger of the two airlines.
Together with its multi-carrier online booking service, Cargo Portal Services, Unisys cargo solutions are used by carriers to handle about 35% of the world’s air freight.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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