16 October 2015, Singapore: IBS Software is the global ‘IT Provider of the Year’ 2015 for the air cargo industry. The recognition comes through an online poll by airlines across the world conducted by Singapore based trade journal Payload Asia and audited by independent auditing firm HLB Atrede. This is the fourth consecutive year that IBS Software has bagged the prestigious award. Now in its 30th year of publication, Payload Asia honours the very best in the industry every year by recognising ‘airlines, airports and organizations that have risen above the challenges through market adeptness, innovative products or superior strategy to excel and make a positive impact on the market.’
Over 76 companies were short-listed for various awards with over 18,000 online votes cast for 22 awards in the Customer Choice category. Other winners include Emirates SkyCargo (Overall Carrier of the Year), Lufthansa Cargo (Combination Carrier of the Year), Ethiopian Airlines (Rising Star Carrier of the Year) and Jetstar Asia Airways (Low Cost Carrier of the Year). The awards were presented during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 15th October in Singapore and attended by more than 200 members of the air cargo fraternity. Guest of honour at the event was Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
This award comes close on the heels of iCargo’s selection as the ‘Airline Product Innovation of the Year 2015’ by CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Developed in collaboration with leading airlines, iCargo is the leading cargo management solution in the industry. The highly modular solution supports all the IT needs of air cargo management in a single, fully integrated platform and can be tailored to suit specific customer needs. iCargo is part of the technology offerings that IBS Software brings to the air transportation industry in addition to IT systems for airline passenger services, flight and crew operations, airport operations and aircraft maintenance engineering. No other single enterprise in the world offers this range of IT products to the aviation industry.
Receiving the award, Rajiv Shah CEO – IBS Software said “To be chosen as the best by customers for four successive years is wonderful yet humbling, and a testament to our continued pursuit of excellence. It speaks volumes of the value the actual users experience in the product, its versatility in adapting to evolving needs and our capability in delivering excellence. iCargo is indeed the most definitive cargo management solution in the world. We will continue to invest in the solution to ensure its users stay ahead of competition at all times.”