PHOENIX – September 30, 2014 – UTi Worldwide (UTi), a $4.4 billion provider of supply chain logistics services, has implemented solutions from Axway (NYSE Euronext : AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, for enterprise-level integration across its regional IT departments. Axway 5 Suite is integral for UTi’s global B2B Center of Excellence providing a new level of data flow governance, which integrates systems, data and file transfers for UTi and its clients, third parties and brokers, supporting future company growth, enhancing the value of UTi’s services and reducing internal costs.
As UTi’s operations expanded to 230 logistic centers in 59 countries, the company’s business-to-business (B2B) operations became increasingly disparate, preventing the efficient management and transfer of IT resources. As a result, each of the company’s regions had their own processes and separate IT resource pools to manage them, prohibiting UTi from developing corporate best practices and a standardized enterprise approach to regional integration.
To overcome these challenges, UTi deployed Axway 5 Suite to consolidate its B2B operations in a single Center of Excellence that facilitates and standardizes the company’s communication around the world. The Center of Excellence unifies various back-end business systems and supply chain processes, and enables UTi to easily manage and govern B2B data flows.
In addition to benefiting from Axway 5 Suite’s B2B integration capabilities, UTi leverages the suite’s Sentinel solution to gain unprecedented visibility and control over global business transactions. As a result, UTi can now track each step in the lifecycle of a transaction across the supply chain. “We can now see every touchpoint in a process and put metrics in place,” said Theresa Gosko, IT Manager, UTi Worldwide. “Previously, we had to rely on the client telling us something went wrong, which didn’t make for a very efficient process, or a satisfying customer experience. Axway solutions enable the governance of data flows, allowing us to manage our B2B data, gain positive control and empower our people.”
Axway Sentinel frees up valuable IT resources by providing authorized employees, even those not in IT, with self-service views into the data flowing through the enterprise. Sentinel’s configurable invoicing dashboard delivers the following metrics to B2B Center of Excellence users:
- Total number of invoices processed per month by country or by customer in that country
- Total revenue by country
- Ranking of the top customers by invoice volume and revenue
- Trending details of daily and weekly invoice volumes and amounts
- Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)
“For large global companies with numerous clients, third parties, brokers and divisions it can be challenging to streamline infrastructure and technology into a seamless system with uniformity across the board, especially in the dynamic environment of supply chain logistics, where real time visibility of data flows is a key for operational excellence,” said Dean Hidalgo, executive vice president, global marketing, Axway. “UTi was able to effectively govern the flows of data and evolve their company to meet these demands and address their challenges through their B2B Center of Excellence.”
To learn more about UTi’s Axway implementation, download the case study here: http://www.axway.com/resource-library/case-study/uti-worldwide
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Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, operational intelligence, API and identity management, and email security– offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries. www.axway.com
About Axway 5 Suite
Axway 5 Suite offers control and optimization of the flow of data through integration, visibility, policy, security and reliability to govern business-to-business interactions, communities, systems and data types — within and beyond the enterprise edge.
UTi is an industry-leading, non-asset-based supply chain management company that delivers competitive advantage to our clients' supply chains. With innovative, integrated solutions configured to your specific requirements within any major vertical market, we can design, manage and service your supply chain efficiently and cost-effectively. UTi's global footprint of 310 offices and 230 logistics centers in 59 countries enables us to develop and implement client-centric, global solutions with primary services that include: air and ocean freight forwarding; contract logistics; distribution; customs brokerage; managed transportation services; and supply chain analysis and consulting. www.go2uti.com.