4S and Samudera Shipping Line sign contract

Four Soft (4S), a leading software solutions provider for Transportation and Logistics verticals, has further strengthened its position as a global leader by signing a contract with Samudera Shipping Line Ltd., a Singapore based company. Under the terms of the agreement, 4S will implement its shipping software solution 4S iShipping to cater to the Samuderas shipping business.

4S iShipping has rich functionality and integrated modules which will fit Samuderas business processes and requirement.  Once implemented, the industry-specific solution will offer a single user interface for Samuderas employees to access and share its operational and financial supply-chain information, allowing for increased visibility of its goods.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Vice President Asia, Four Soft, speaking on the deal, said Our client realized it was imperative to consolidate its IT operations to stay ahead of the competition by implementing a single software system, on a single platform to improve its service to customers. 4S iShipping enhances the business intelligence, pro­viding real-time information and visibility of goods, thus lowering the operational costs, whilst providing better information to staff, business partners and customers.  It is a great sense of pride to be associated with Samudera Shipping Line, which is one of the top shipping liners in Asia.

"As we continue to grow and expand our business globally, we required an integrated application to work in tandem with our rapid business growth and needs.  After several rounds of evaluation of several vendors, we chose Four Soft as our vendor to implement their proven shipping software - 4S iShipping.  By implementing this software, we wish to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our business processes and help us make agile and accurate business decisions, quoted Mr Chan Ngok Chuin, GM (MIS), Samudera Shipping.


About Four Soft Limited 

Four Soft is an enterprise solutions company providing innovative software products, exclusively for the freight, transportation, logistics and supply-chain management industry. 4S also offers IT consultancy and IT enabled services. 4S is the market leader in the transportation and logistics segment with a large international client base including the majority of the top transportation and logistics companies in the world, including Eagle Global Logistics (now CEVA Logistics), DHL, Kuehne+Nagel, Schenker, PWC Logistics, Yusen, Panasonic Logistics and UTi. It has regional offices and software development centers located worldwide, with main development centre in HITEC city of Hyderabad, India.

Four Soft offers a full suite of web-based products across the logistics supply chain. This includes 4S eTrans for Freight Forwarding and Logistics, 4S ePOMS & 4S VisiLog for Track & Trace, Visibility, and Supply Chain Management, 4S eCustoms to cover Customs Brokerage, 4S iShipping for Shipping Line execution and  4S eConnect for Business to Business Connectivity.

About Samudera Shipping Line

Samudera Shipping Line Ltd. offers efficient and reliable container shipping services in the Middle East, Indian Sub-continent, South and West Africa, South East Asia, Indo-China and the Far East markets. The Company's container shipping business can be traced back to 1988 when its parent company started a feeder service between Jakarta and Singapore. From that humble beginning, Samudera has since developed an extensive network of container shipping services, with offices currently based in Dubai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Shanghai, and Singapore. The Group is also engaged in industrial shipping for the transportation of liquid and dry bulk cargo. Samudera was listed on the Singapore Exchange in October 1997, and has established for itself a well-respected and well-recognized brand name.

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