Catalyst launches integrated cross-carrier packing & shipping system for SAP customers

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Catalyst, a business unit of CDC Global Services, has announced the worldwide launch of XPS, an Integrated Cross-Carrier Packing and Shipping System.

Catalysts XPS is a comprehensive, powerful and easy to use solution that simplifies all aspects of packing and shipping. It seamlessly integrates with SAP as well as leading third party parcel carriers systems to deliver complete visibility and control over all aspects of order fulfillment from the warehouse to the customer.

Brian Thorn, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Catalyst, comments, XPS has been designed to increase the efficiency of the distribution process for SAP customers shipping large volumes of parcels shipments. The system has been completely developed by Catalyst and its development partner Supply Chain Technologies in the native SAP programming languages, utilising the standard SAP objects and architecture; and provides an easy to manage, centralised view of the entire packing and shipping processes, across multiple distribution centers and multiple carriers.

As goods arrive in packing areas, XPS provides a series of clear and intuitive graphical screens that allows distribution managers to fully customise the packing process. From these screens, operators can facilitate the handling of products into the right packages and containers using a comprehensive range of pre-configured options. The system also generates detailed bar code labels covering specific customer requests and key information required by shipping companies.

Brian Thorn concludes, XPS includes full integration with most of the leading distribution companies parcel carrier systems, including FedEx, UPS, DHL and the US Postal Service, with integration to additional carriers being developed. It consolidates information on packages being distributed by one or more of these carriers onto a single screen, allowing total visibility of all orders. This visibility allows companies to provide better customer service by enabling instant access to accurate information on delivery status and schedules.

About Catalyst

Catalyst, Inc. is an SAP services company specializing in building and implementing business solutions for enterprise requirements in supply chain execution, planning, and management. Catalyst excels at helping organizations with complex distribution networks in the retail, manufacturing, life sciences, process, and consumer packaged good sectors; as well as parts distribution for the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries. Catalyst serves hundreds of customers around the world from its headquarters in Newtown, PA, USA and its European headquarters in London, England. Catalyst is a business unit of CDC Global Services.

About CDC Global Services

CDC Global Services provides a full range of IT consulting services including platform-specific services for Microsoft and SAP applications, as well as general services for project management, staff augmentation, managed services and off-shore / off-site application development.   For SAP, CDC Global Services provides expert consulting services for high-volume logistics and warehouse management environments.  For Microsoft, CDC Global Services specializes in BizTalk, SharePoint, desktop deployments as well as Microsoft Dynamics (Axapta).  The full range of outsource and technology consulting services spans the lifecycle of technology investments and extend beyond software applications to address infrastructure, processes, and people. Customers rely on CDC Global Services as a trusted advisor that understands their specific challenges and is committed to on-time and on-budget completion of their most challenging IT projects. 

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