NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced a strategic partnership with Locus Software Limited, a leading technology solutions provider for the shipping industry.
WNS will work with Locus and their Odyssey platform to enable shipping companies to migrate from older ERP solutions to a new generation, cloud-based solution. Key benefits to clients include reduced costs, increase operational efficiencies, improved customer service and reduced time to value. Together, WNS and Locus will aim to substantially improve outcomes for Shipping Lines, NVOCCs and Shipping Agents. Odyssey is already accessed by users in more than 40 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
"We are delighted to partner with Locus, the leading cloud platform for the shipping industry. We believe that the combination of the Odyssey technology and WNS’ deep domain expertise in Shipping and Logistics BPM will create opportunities for our clients to drive measurable business value,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.
John Squire, Founder and CEO of Locus, adds: “Odyssey is a flexible and adaptable solution which is cost effective and quick to deploy. We aim to remove the constraints imposed by older technology, that is typically highly customized and expensive to maintain. WNS significantly extends the range and depth of value we bring to our clients and furthers our commitment to deliver a new generation of solutions to this industry.”
Today, WNS serves clients across several key areas of Shipping and Logistics, including ocean freight, freight forwarders and non-vessel owning common carriers (NVOCC), air express, road (trucking), rail, and third-party logistics (3PL) firms.
About Locus Software
Locus Software Limited is a provider of new technology solutions for the shipping industry. Its cloud platform, Odyssey, is used today by shipping lines and their counterparties in over 40 countries globally. By delivering solutions as a service, Locus enables its customers to minimize upfront investment and shorten time to value. Transaction based pricing ensures that there are no license fees, no user based fees and no maintenance fees. And as a cloud solution, customers can access Odyssey from any location while benefiting from a continuous enhancement program, avoiding disruptive and costly upgrades. Locus Software’s vision is to become a key collaborative component of the global shipping technology ecosystem.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 300+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of June 30, 2017, WNS had 34,789 professionals across 52 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.
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