November 27, 2013 – Bad Homburg, Germany and Dordrecht, Netherlands – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced it is making a significant investment in developing its next generation customs compliance solutions. Going forward, customers using the company’s individual country compliance software will benefit from a single multi-country enabled platform operating from a single master data management (MDM) module and offering the opportunity of single sign-on across a breadth of customs and compliance functionality.
The new solution will further benefit from connectivity to Kewill’s CustomsXchange for greater customs and compliance reach, offering more flexibility and scalability to meet changing business requirements. Kewill CustomsXchange, part of the Kewill MOVE™ platform for multimodal transportation, logistics management and trade compliance, provides a simple, cost effective way to process security and customs declarations for enterprises that import to or export from multiple countries.
Kewill will continue to provide full compliance, maintenance and support to its existing customers on their existing software until the new solutions are available. It will then work closely with its customers on migrating to the go-forward solutions, which will deliver significant financial and competitive advantage.
The program will begin with targeted European countries including The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. These new customs solutions will support small, medium and large organizations, allowing any business to use from as little as a single country process, scaling instantly up to a multi-country, multi-process solution on demand, with transaction-based pricing ensuring they pay only for what they use. The Kewill platform will enable businesses across all sectors to more efficiently and effectively support their multi-country cross-border operations through a single solution provider.
Leveraging its extensive global customs domain expertise, including many licensed customs brokers on staff, Kewill will also incorporate feedback from its customer base and legislative authorities to ensure the solution is the most effective and efficient on the market. The multi-country customs solution will ensure Kewill’s customers can access the company’s wealth of global compliance knowledge as and when they need it.
“Companies of all sizes have to deal with more imports and exports as they respond to increasing volumes of global trade. Kewill’s initial focus on delivering the new solutions for Germany and The Netherlands reflects those countries’ position as two of the global top five merchandise exporters, according to the WTO, proving the importance of being able to trade globally”, said Evan Puzey, Chief Marketing Officer at Kewill, “Our customers tell us their trading patterns and networks are constantly evolving, and that they gain real competitive advantage from being able to move swiftly to maximize new opportunities worldwide. By expanding the reach of our customs software and extending the benefits of the Kewill MOVE platform, we can provide that flexibility.”