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Acuiti Port

Billing and Revenue Management accelerator for Sea Ports

In Maritime sector, there have been many aspects of digital disruption and transformations that are modernizing its IT infrastructure, making them more efficient, collaborative, and sustainable. As we look to the future, we have to understand the growing demand of ports and the shipping sector. The rising need of port operators and increasingly larger container-ships also requires better overall management of various factors including enhancing digital capabilities, automation of billing and invoicing platforms, better project structuring and reporting, minimizing revenue leakages, and increasing overall customer satisfaction.
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Acuiti Ports - A dedicated BRIM accelerator

Acuiti Port is a dedicated BRIM accelerator designed by Acuiti Labs with a view to simplify billing, invoicing and revenue management complexities, commonly faced by various port companies. This BRIM accelerator for sea ports allows easy integration with any existing ERP and Terminal Operating System for various operations like event rating, charging, billing, invoicing and revenue management.

We have the experience of multiple industry use cases to support the subscription and consumption-based Target Operating Models and SAP BRIM services for ports in one of it.

Acuiti Labs emphasizes on value realization and monetization of digital assets and strategies, delivering end-to-end services for the clients that are looking for billing services for ports. Customer relationship is at the center of all our endeavors.

Key Features

  • Eliminates the risk of revenue leakages and offer 360° visibility and transparency to your customers
  • Provides right data model (vessel, liner, importer, exporter, agency, and contract and services)
  • Automated Processes – helps in automating the entire billing, invoicing and revenue management process
  • Offers Single, end-to-end, robust billing solution for all lines of business across geographies
  • Simplifies and standardizes real-time integration with NAVIS, project structures and profitability, tax Compliance and Reporting
  • Reduction in revenue loss/leakage through elimination of manual efforts and consequent errors
  • Improved customer satisfaction from accurate billing and fewer disputes and complete transparency
  • Billing solution real-time integration with TOS avoiding any manual intervention and visibility of accruals

Simplified Billing Process for Ports at Acuiti Labs

It starts with shipping lines customers asking for tariffs and negotiation process with the port companies. As soon as the port company wins the quote and is chosen by the customer, Acuiti Labs comes into picture. Acuiti Labs creates a contract in BRIM system with tariff details followed by the following steps

1. Ships loaded with containers arrives at the port

2. Unloading of the containers from the ship and moving them to the port

3. Gate in process – where the storage of the containers take place

4. Container remain in the port for a certain duration

5. During the storage period of containers, customer can ask for special services like loading, unloading, discharge, stuffing, stripping etc. For the containers already stored at the port

6. These services are provided by the port company to its customer

7. Now, the customer wants to take out the container from the port, which is also called ‘Gate out’ process

8. This can be done by raising a request on the portal or also by directly coming to the port

9. Once the customer confirms the gate out request, (NAVISà Convergent mediation receives the Gate in and Gate out information from third party system and it sends these details to convergent charging

10. Convergent Charging – calculates the invoicing amount based on the tariff applicable for the customer

11. Convergent Invoicing system – generates final invoice for the gate out process

12. Once the customer pays the full invoicing amount, he will receive a Gate pass with the help of which he can take the container out from the PORT

SAP BRIM Solution for Sea port

Order-to-cash: SAP BRIM Solution Enables

Streamlined Billing with BRIM

Allows transaction based billing. The SAP BRIM (mediation) provides capability to easily integrate with external systems so that consumption/usage records can be taken in automated manner for billing. Provides capability to bundling of services/products for joint offering and orchestration capability for downstream actions to enable multiple services.

We help you in leveraging Standard S/4 HANA capabilities such as – Standard Revenue Management, Cost Allocations, company etc. capabilities to enable revenue recognition. And, SAP Digital capabilities such as – Conversational AI, Machine Learning and analytics.

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Positive Business Impact

This robust and unique billing solution is all that you need to create a positive business impact. Special features like single billing solution for all lines of business across geographies, real time integration with TOS which helps in avoiding any manual interventions, and significant reduction in revenue losses and revenue leakages by eliminating manual efforts and consequent errors.

Improve overall customer satisfaction, minimize disputes and offer complete transparency with accurate billing solutions by SAP BRIM.

Resolving Issues

Acuiti Labs billing solutions can readily resolve challenges like non-standard business processes across line of businesses, resolves difficulties that are faced during the integration with external systems to collect consumption data of the services delivered at any terminal, Accurately calculates manual pre-billing and service data with the help of Excel macro and uploads to SAP.

While choosing BRIM services from Acuiti Labs, you don’t have to worry about revenue recognition and accounting for complex environments and accounting methodology involving – Multiple legal entities Multi country / currency, Inter company postings, Taxation management

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