The international IT specialist Arvato Systems integrates the technology of the leading German shipping service provider Shipcloud into the Arvato Smart Logistics Platform “platbricks”.

There are still numerous digitization gaps in the logistics processes of many companies. This ranges from stationary PCs at goods receipt to a lack of storage space management in production to picking and replenishment processes that are still paper-based. And there is also a lot of potential for changes in the handling of external logistics processes with partners and customers.

What are the benefits for Arvato Systems?

For this purpose, Arvato Systems has developed the Arvato Smart Logistics Platform “platbricks”, a digital modular system that can be used to control both internal and cross-company logistics processes. Bernd Jaschinski-Schürmann, Head of Supply Chain Consulting at Arvato Systems, describes the advantages of “platbricks” as follows: “The platbricks Warehouse Management System (WMS) enables our customers from trade and industry as well as logistics service providers to fully and seamlessly integrate the digitization of logistics processes . This includes a shipping module that generates the necessary labels for all relevant CEP service providers and forwarders, carries out the shipment registration and offers exact tracking & tracing. All in the cloud, of course, and easy to integrate.”

This is where Shipcloud comes into play. Thanks to the open interface concept, the technology is easy to integrate – one of the reasons why Arvato Systems chose the Hamburg-based company, to the delight of Shipcloud founder and managing director Claus Fahlbusch: “This again shows the advantage of our simple integration, which has already proven itself with many technology cooperations and players from the field of digital logistic has proven: no matter how extensive the logistical volume of the respective user is, with our technology the reliable, transparent and above all cost-efficient processing is always possible. Thanks to the integration of all major carriers, both nationally and internationally. In this sense, working with a global partner like Arvato Systems is of course an important step in our own corporate development,” explains Fahlbusch.

And Bernd Jaschinski-Schürmann adds: “In Shipcloud we have found a partner who provides all the functions for a shipping system that requires an innovative logistics system and therefore fits in very well with our portfolio.”

About Arvato Systems : As an international IT specialist, Arvato Systems supports well-known companies in their digital transformation. More than 2,700 employees at over 25 locations worldwide stand for a high level of technical understanding, industry know-how and a clear focus on customer needs. As a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, bring our customers into the cloud, integrate digital processes and take over the operation and support of IT systems. In addition, we can map entire value chains in the network of Arvato, which belongs to the Bertelsmann Group. We shape our business relationships personally and in partnership with our customers. This is how we achieve sustainable success together.

About Shipcloud: Shipcloud GmbH was founded in May 2013 as a shipping service provider by Stefan Hollmann and Claus Fahlbusch. The company has developed a cloud-based shipping service provider tailored to the needs of online retailers. Your own shop, CRM, ERP or inventory management system is connected to all major carriers via an intuitive and easy-to-integrate uniform interface (RESTful API). This technical solution, which is unique in Germany, not only enables the automated printing of shipping labels, but also includes multi-carrier tracking, with which the online retailer is always informed about the status of the shipment. In addition, there is access to attractive business rates, since the online retailer can access the offers of all connected parcel service provider regardless of the contract. For its innovative technology, the company was honored the “Gründergeist” by the Hamburger Wirtschaftsjunioren, the “Rising Star” of the bevh, the “Vision Award”, the Innovation Award IT of the Initiative Mittelstand, the German Customer Innovation Award, the German.Venture.Award and awarded the German Excellence Prize.

Hamburg/Gütersloh, February 25, 2020

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