Strategic partnership to help shipping industry

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) has formed a partnership with Locus Software Limited to work on the latter’s Odyssey platform to enable shipping companies to migrate from older ERP solutions to a new generation, cloud-based solution.

Together, WNS and Locus will aim to substantially improve outcomes for Shipping Lines, NVOCCs and Shipping Agents.

Key benefits to clients include reduced costs, increase operational efficiencies, improved customer service and reduced time to value, said WNS, is a leading global business process management company.

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, added: “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,” he said.

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.

Locus 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.


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