Quantum Business Solutions & Outsourcing
Quantum Business Solutions & Outsourcing

Seatrade Acquires Full Range of Quantum Systems

Antwerp, Belgium, August 22, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V., the world’s largest operator of fully refrigerated vessels, has selected Quantum Business Solutions to provide them with a suite of integrated applications for its worldwide Liner and Break-Bulk operations.

Seatrade is taking this strategic step to dramatically leverage technology and solutions in their business. Their search for an appropriate product and solutions partner was highly detailed and specific process using top consultants and intelligence, which identified Quantum and their suite of products as most appropriate.

The deal will involve users from all Seatrades business and trading areas, incorporating three products from Quantum’s portfolio to configure what is internally termed by Seatrade as the “Quantum-Leap” system.

Mr. Walter Wildoer, Seatrade’s Manager, Liner & Logistics stated that “We have always been a leader amongst others in technology that we have adopted and it has made us what we are. By embarking on the Quantum-Leap project with the suite of systems from Quantum, we will significantly enhance our operating capabilities and thereby our strategic and tactical decision making. Seatrade also believes that the new systems will have a major impact on the quality and satisfaction our customers will receive and thereby reflect in our brand equity.”

Quantum’s MD & CEO Arjun Vikram-Singh added “It is an honour for Quantum to be associated with an industry leader such as Seatrade. The teams from both companies have dedicated themselves to the success of this initiative. It is another validation from the industry of Quantum’s value addition and growing recognition as an innovative solution provider. Our commitment will always be focused towards quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. Quantum has worked hard in getting here and will continue to raise the bar in delivering even greater value.”

The suite of applications consists of Quantum’s Q-NVO™ (web based Non-Vessel Operating system) as the core. The Q-NVO™ is a full range ERP with the transactional features well augmented by commercial and planning elements, as well as strong operational and financial modules. The system contains a great many added benefits such as Track & Trace, Work-Flow Management, Bar Code, OCR features, and advanced analytics amongst others.

Seatrade has also contracted Quantum’s state-of-the-art Contribution Management System Q-CMS™ to provides extensive transactional intelligence, yield and results. The Q-CMS™ provides real time decision support from pricing through to trade analytics, budget, planning and results.

The parties also agreed to collaborate in the building of a unique Break Bulk System for Seatrades under-deck and non-liner cargo. The Q-BBS™ uses the same advanced technology and design found in all of the other Quantum systems and will cater to Break-Bulk, Reefer, Rolling Stock, Project, and Container amongst a comprehensive commodity group and operational demand.

About Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V.
Seatrade Reefer Chartering is the largest operator of specialized reefer ships in the world. Working through a network of representing offices with a fleet of around 150 ships at their command, they control a cargo capacity of over 54 million cubic feet which is increased by making use of on deck container capacity.

For more information, kindly visit http://www.seatrade.com

About Quantum Business Solutions (QBSO)
Quantum Business Solutions is a global firm providing innovative technology-enabled solutions for the transportation industry. With significant practical transportation knowledge QBSO leverages its placement to leverage next generation technology. The vast experience in transportation strategy and operations allows Quantum to work as one with their clients. The company’s mission is global leadership through product excellence.

Its current portfolio comprises of 8 targeted products for Liner Shipping, Agencies, Short-Sea & Feeder Operators, NVOCC’s and Forwarders, Break-Bulk, Finance and Contribution Management. Quantum has offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia and India.

All of Quantum’s systems are built on the latest MS dotNET technology using Oracle 10g databases, with ground-up web based architecture, and are developed with exceptionally high security, configurability and scalability. The systems are all ERP or ERP enabled with cross-application integration and single point data input.

For any additional information regarding Quantum’s Product Portfolio, please contact:

Archana Sharma:
E-Mail: solutions@quantum-bso.com
Telephone: +91 80 4125 5802
Website: http://www.quantum-bso.com

Quantum Business Solutions & Outsourcing
Mr. Anthony Corbaz
(91) 80 5125 5802/03/04