ASM launches archiving app to manage customs data

ASM chairman, Peter MacSwiney

Agency Sector Management (ASM) has launched a data archiving app to help forwarders stay compliant with the Customs declaration process, as well as saving on time and costs.

The web-based app is part of ASM’s freight management software Sequoia, and can be accessed remotely, making it easier for forwarders to store as well as to retrieve critical documentation.

Users do not need access to the Sequoia application in order to retrieve archived data, meaning they can find information simply by using a web browser from any location.

ASM chairman, Peter MacSwiney says the app automatically filters out non-critical data, which is important for e-commerce businesses clearing thousands of items a day.

He says: “By keeping only critical data live, the tool reduces the database size and frees up expensive server space, which in turn enhances system performance and speeds up overall searches and processes, saving on valuable time and costs.”

The archive stores details of jobs, declarations, shipments, agent inventory records, consolidation, transit movements, sales invoices, collection and delivery notes, air waybills/bills of lading, manifests and user added documents.

Users can search the archive easily using any of the key references such as job reference, an air waybill number or a declaration unique consignment reference.

The app is a bolt-on feature of the Sequoia Customs clearance software, which provides users a one-stop-shop freight management system.

MacSwiney says: “With so many legislative changes on the horizon, it is crucial that forwarders stay compliant and without interruption to their business activities, which is guaranteed through our Sequoia software solution.”