Presentation on theme: "UN/CEFACT Pioneering Paperless Trade: The way covered and the way ahead Experience of DAKOSY/Germany UN/CEFACT Executive Forum Geneva, 20-21 st June 2005."— Presentation transcript:
UN/CEFACT Pioneering Paperless Trade: The way covered and the way ahead Experience of DAKOSY/Germany UN/CEFACT Executive Forum Geneva, 20-21 st June 2005 Less and Better Data to build Trust and Efficiency
UN/CEFACT Who we are … Name: DAKOSY Datenkommunikationssystem AG Board:Mr. Dieter Spark, Mr. Ulrich Wrage Employees:88 and 5 trainees Capital:1,53 mio. Euro Turnover 2004:10,5 mio. Euro Service times:24 hours / day 7 days / week Shareholder:33,33 % DHU = terminals 33,33 % DIHLA = liner agents 33,33 % DIHS = forwarding agents
UN/CEFACT …and what we do Forwarder Stevedore / Terminal Oversea Carrier Hinterland- transport Consignee / DC / Buyer Start End Hinterland- Transport Authorities, Customs, Police Authorities, Customs, Police Shipper / Supplier / Factory Forwarder Stevedore / Terminal EDI-Services alongside the whole Transport Chain
UN/CEFACT DAKOSY offers today... EDI Services, ASP Services, Internet Services and IT Services... for more than 1.370 clients …and what we do
UN/CEFACT Background/Business Drivers In 1981 4 major groups working within the Port of Hamburg (Forwarder, Liner Agent, Tally and Quay Operator) decided to set up a Port – Communication – System The main target: Speed up the flow of information! The main problems: No standards available! Hardly no software available with inbuild EDI-function The challenge: Reducing the vision, concentrate on a small number of business cases to start with
UN/CEFACT Project Phases and Evolution Phase 1: Port-Communication-System for Seaport Forwarder, Tally, Liner Agent and Quay Operator only Phase 2: From a mere EDI-Clearing-Center to a Systemhouse Applications and IT-Services for the transport sector Phase 3: Neutral Platform The public sector orders IT-infrastructure (Dangerous Cargo, Harbour Rail) Phase 4: “DAKOSY leaves the Port” and offers EDI- and IT-Services alongside the whole Transport Chain (cross border) Future: Bank, Insurance, …
UN/CEFACT Project Phases and Evolution 3.5 mio transactions per day
UN/CEFACT User Community and Services ZODIAK Global Connect EDI HABIS ZAPP GEGIS UNIKAT ACTION TRUCK 850 Forwarder 200 Shipper/Supplier/Factory Customs Authorities 36 Terminals 22 Rail Operator 25 Container- Trucker Airlines 70 Ocean Carrier / Liner Agents EDP - Centre ASP SW-Licence EDI Outsourcing Figures of May 2005
UN/CEFACT The Business Model Shareholders to pay a yearly fee for the so called „traditionell EDI- Business within the port - community“ Each participant has to sign a contract with one of the shareholders and has to pay to them for the usage of the EDI-Network of DAKOSY Additional services of DAKOSY (EDI, ASP and IT- Services) are charged by DAKOSY directly (e.g. per transaction)
UN/CEFACT Financing Development and Maintenance Initial invest: DM 2.000,000.- Average cost per transaction: Depending on complexity between € 0.01 and € 1.00 Some services are mandatory (Dangerous Cargo Movement Control, Customs Export Control) Our shareholder get their share indirectly (by reselling our services) The money we earn we spend on Maintenance and Development!
UN/CEFACT Standards Problem of the “early bird”: We had to create our own standards (syntax and content)! With the framework of EDIFACT live became easier! XML – beloved by Newcomers in the EDI-Business – can still not compete with the existing “message library of EDIFACT” Trend: Focus on content and not on syntax! In future first the core components are to be defined! Messages are build on those core components… and only at the end lays the decision for the syntax !
UN/CEFACT What are the Benefits? Data Quality Saved Time and Money Efficiency No double input Reusage of data Statusinformation Visibility Control Exporter / Importer Intermodal Transport Customs / Authorities Terminal Operator Forwarder Single Window with ASP- and EDI-Conversion-Services: Barrier-free access for small and medium enterprises Barrier-free access for small and medium enterprises Other
UN/CEFACT Key Trends Low-level entrance, e.g. at DAKOSY eDocs paperflow and EDI Business Logic in cooperation with ADOBE Systems e Docs Integration of paper, application and EDI to one process, based on standards ( )
UN/CEFACT Key Trends Low-Level Entry to the World of EDI! EDI- Services Carrier EDI eDoc - Services eDoc B/L preview DAKOSY Forwarder (EDI-capable) EDI eDoc B/L interface Forwarder (without EDI)
UN/CEFACT The Top 5 Crucial Success Factors … and Lessons Learned Success Factors? To hit the spot at the right time meeting real pioneer spirit! Neutrality! Easy to use! …and Lessons learned…. 90 % Talking, 10 % Doing Forget the mission! Keep it simple and cheap “Eat the elephant piece by piece”
UN/CEFACT To make paperless trade happen we need to.. harmonize standards, messages, rules, procedures. build up a “core component library”. ban the “red stamp” in favor of the electronic signature! learn from the EU and their Customs Procedure NCTS!!
UN/CEFACT Thank you Evelyn Eggers Manager Sales Department firstname.lastname@example.org