|SRI LANKAN GOES LIVE WITH SKYCHAIN
Dubai, U.A.E., July 2009 - Mercator's end to end cargo solution, SkyChain, went live with the Sri Lankan national carrier on the 23rd of June 2009.
The Dubai based business technology provider was selected after a rigorous evaluation process to provide Sri Lankan Airlines with an integrated airline and ground handling solution. Mercator's SkyChain was clearly the winner as the solution fulfils Sri Lankan's cargo IT vision for the future and guarantees reducing costs and increasing revenue.
Duncan Alexander, Vice President, Sales and Market Development, Mercator said: "This is another significant mile stone in the road map of SkyChain. Sri Lankan is our inaugural external customer to go live with SkyChain's ground handling module; the carrier joins other customers which have cut over with our airline solution. My congratulations to the entire team involved in this smooth and successful transition which has allowed Sri Lankan to break free from the constraints of previous legacy systems."
Johann Wijesinghe, Head of Worldwide Cargo, SriLankan Airlines, said: "SkyChain, wholly developed by Mercator in Dubai, has been designed to automate every aspect of an airline's s cargo business in a single integrated system with a view to maximise performance, raise service quality and optimise resources. SkyChain is also compliant with the latest industry developments, such as IATA's e-freight initiative, which is fully supported."
SkyChain Handler, a recently developed module of SkyChain, is the new and improved solution for the air cargo handling business. Being a major milestone on the Mercator product roadmap and now successfully delivered, it will further differentiate the SkyChain product Vis-Ã -vis existing solutions in the marketplace.