31 October 2014, Trivandrum: IBS Software has been voted as the global ‘IT Provider of the Year’ for the air cargo industry for the year 2014 through an online poll by customer airlines across the world. This is the third consecutive year that IBS Software has bagged the prestigious award. The polling was conducted by Singapore based Payload Asia, the respected industry publication for the air cargo sector. 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 71 companies were short-listed and 21,717 online votes cast for the Customer Choice Awards. Other popular vote winners include Turkish Cargo (Overall Carrier of the Year), All Nippon Airways (Combination Carrier of the Year), Etihad Airways (Rising Star Carrier of the Year) and Jetstar Asia (Low Cost Carrier of the Year). The awards were presented during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 29th October in Singapore and attended by more than 200 members of the air cargo fraternity.
IBS’ iCargo, developed in collaboration with 6 leading airlines, has now emerged as the most definitive cargo management solution in the industry with over 20 leading cargo carriers adopting it to replace their legacy systems. The list includes Air Astana, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Jet Blue, Lufthansa Cargo, Nippon Cargo Airways, Qantas Freight, S7 Cargo, SpiceJet, South African Airways and Turkish Cargo.
Receiving the award, Sankalp Saxena, President & Head of Aviation Business Services said “As a technology solution provider, no testimony is more gratifying than the unqualified endorsement of customers as the best in class for three years in a row. We see the award is a celebration of excellence and a true reflection of the difference we have made to the air cargo supply chain industry. We will continue to invest in the solution to further its competitive edge and ensure our customers stay ahead in the race at all times.”