BDS (BOOKING AND DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM)
BDS is an application developed by CSAV Group System Division to carry out the tasks involved in shipping transportation, it is to say, to have an application from the moment a Customer makes a reservation to ship its cargo until it reaches its destination.
The objectives proposed for the System are:
Support the geographic distribution of functions that CSAV (Regional Centers) encourages.
Giving an integrated solution for the commercial, operational, and administrative areas of the CSAV Group.
Solving the need to keep information integrated through the route of the cargo.
Allowing implementing e-business solutions.
BDS is a Multicompany System, this means that serves all the CSAV Group Carriers, allowing registering and controlling the information requested to carry out efficiently the processes involved in the shipping bussiness. The information is registered in a common data base, to which the access is controlled by a security System.
The system is structured in the following modules:
Booking: It provides with the functions so that the clients, create one or several reserves. (click here)
Operations: It provides all the tasks associated to the route that the shipped cargo will have. (click here)
Documentation: It allows controlling the documentation needed for transportation. (click here)
Equipment: It includes the tasks related to the control of the containers of CSAV Group fleet needed by the agency. (click here)
Schedule: It allows to review the VCS schedules and for managing the local feeders schedule. (click here)
Local Reports: It provides several reports used by agencies and regional offices. (click here)
Tables: It provides several tables used by agencies and regional offices.
BDS interacts with other applications, which are a source of information and/or vice versa. The applications that interact with the BDS System are: Tariff, CAM, Oracle Financial, Receivables Control System (RCS), OFA (Oracle Financial Analyzer), Partners, Itineraries and Global tables.
In order to use BDS the user must have installed on the PC the following software:
(a) Internet Explorer 6.0 or above: BDS must be accessed through Internet Explorer (IE) but not other internet browsers (e.g. Netscape). IE 6.x or above is recommended. However IE 6.x is not very stable under Window 98. For Window 98 users, please access BDS with IE 5.5.
(b) Acrobat Reader: BDS report is displayed on screen through Acrobat Reader. In this connection, user must install the Acrobat Reader if it is not available.