Swissport International, the world’s largest ground handler, chose FiNDnet Billing to automate invoicing around their operations. With over 130 stations around the globe already deployed and a strategy to take the system network wide, FiNDnet Billing is seen as integral to their airline invoicing. The project sees Swissport benefit from standardised airline billing procedures, which improves processes, increases accuracy and reduces overheads.
FiNDnet Billing is integrated into Swissport’s IT landscape to ensure it provides maximum benefit. Integrations include:
- Feeds from 3rd party service capture tools ensure accurate billing
- Automated uplifts to the corporate ERP
- Exports to the corporate ‘data lake’ for detailed analysis
Powerful and flexible, FiNDnet Billing handles the most complex contract clauses with ease. Localisation adds support for country specific governance and standards, to ensure easy adoption., while comprehensive reporting keeps finance departments in control of group operations.
FiNDnet Billing is one of the first systems to fully support IATA’s new IS-XML facility, the Integrated Settlement and paperless billing initiative. IS-XML provides a global standard for aviation billing, with simpler processes and full integration with ERP / financial systems providing benefits for ground handlers and airlines alike.
Regarded as an essential part of the FiNDnet Suite, FiNDnet Billing streamlines the production of e-invoices to airlines and slashes the effort required and the time taken to bill accurately for all the services provided by the Ground Handling Agent. One of the most heavily used systems in the industry, FiNDnet Billing will invoice over US$1.5 billion of ground handling services in 2020.
Ground Handlers often find they do not charge for all the services they provide – for example, they may be giving away inclusive minutes that are no longer applicable, or not applying contract sub-clauses. FiNDnet Billing stops revenue leakage and gives a real return on investment (ROI). It enables the electronic recording of operational services as they are carried out and provides complete and accurate billing against the contract, for increased revenue and reduced disputes. The rapid production and delivery of accurate invoices improves cash flow and eliminates the chance of human error.
The wider FiNDnet Suite is designed specifically for ground handlers and delivers an integrated suite of tools to cover the entire business process. It brings impressive results and provides handlers with comprehensive operational control of the entire business process – from initial schedule preparations through daily operations and turnaround management, SLA monitoring, service recording and automated billing.