GICA gets your global business integrated and organized

GICA clients get their business fully integrated and organized inside their own enterprise branches, as well as with their clients and business partners. The cloud-based e-environment and e-platform provides an easy operation solution for the full life cycle of logistics. Over the past 20 years, the systems have already installed by logistics firms globally in over 50 major cities of Hong Kong, China Mainland, USA, Europe, Asia and other regions.

WHAT GICA DOES


Software Development

Analyze users' needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs. Recommend software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems. Design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together.

Customer Services

Led by experts in logistics business, the Customer Service team collects any issues and requirements being raised from our users. After clarification, these issues are classified and passed to the Software Development team for performance enhancement, bug fixing, new projects, and so on.

Networking and System Maintenance Services

The IT team builds and maintains clients’ servers, databases, backup servers, networking devices, in order to make sure the cloud based platform functions as a whole and integrated environment.

ABOUT GICA


GICA Logistics Software Ltd is a high technology company, dedicated to developing, implementing and maintaining computer software systems for logistics enterprises. GICA is headquartered in Hong Kong which is also the center for system design, quality assurance and business management. GICA has also set up branches in China as centers of product development, project development, unit test, integration test, customer test, customer services and technical support.

The management members of GICA have come from two areas: logistics and IT. Those who are from the logistics industry have had over 15 years of working experience in the business of forwarding, warehousing, fleet scheduling and other logistics sectors. Those from the IT industry at GICA have very strong academic backgrounds (such as professors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences) as well as strong backgrounds in application development and implementation. Moreover, all senior staff of GICA have had multi-national working experience such as in China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, and other regions. They have broad vision and international exposure to the logistics software industry.

WHY CHOOSE GICA


1) It is a purely web based system. Operation staff anytime at any office using any computer can just ‘plug-and-play’ to run GICA systems. There is no need to install any extra software but simply use the standard Internet Browser to run system.

2) Simple and Fast – The system is built in the philosophy of One Click Only. That is to say, the system screens are designed as simple as possible and in a style of ‘What You See Is What You Get’. Most of the business operations can be done in one mouse click, including data entry, HBL and other document generation, Invoicing, and so on.

3) Integrated with PO System – the Buyers at Destination Office in USA/Canada can import PO data via Excel files, then allocated to Origin offices in different countries automatically. Every single operation on shipment is automatically updated to the PO status therefore Buyers and Destination staff can track & trace these PO easily.

4) Integrated Origin and Destination Operations – PO data is automatically allocated to Origin offices in different countries for shipment operations; Origin shipment data is automatically mirrored and transferred to Destination offices for arrival operations including domestic operations in USA/Canada.

5) Integated with AMS/ISF/ACI – GICA system is automatically integrated with AMS/ISF/ACI for Customs operations. A simple button click transmits the shipment into Customs systems for AMS/ISF/ACI. Responses are automatically feedback via emails. So far, there are over 3000 AMS/ISF/ACI transactions per month, all being handled through GICA.

6) Integated with Carriers – GICA system is integrated with major carriers including Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, YANG MING, etc via EDI 315. Every single movement of the containers is automatically updated into the shipment status and PO status. Therefore Operations and Clients can track & trace the shipment status easily.

7) Integrated with Accounting Systems – GICA Invoicing system is automatically integrated with various Accounting Systems including PeachTree in Hong Kong, Microsft NAV Accounting System in Canada/USA, UFIDA (User Friend Accounting System) in China.

Your Requirements and GICA Solutions


System Code What you need? What is our solutions
1 Web based 1) Run the system from anywhere anytime using any computer. You only need a PC or notebook. No need to install any software.
2) Simple – easy to understand and operate. No need training.
3) Fast – the speed to retrieve a job from 1 millions is less than 0.5 second.
2 Customer Management 1) Manage different type of Customers and Vendors:
a) Customers: Shipper, Consignee, Notify Party, etc
b) Vendors: Carrier, Trucking, Warehouse, etc
2) System can manage customers credit limit for control of
Booking/Invoicing. One customer can have multiple addresses.
3 PO Operation and Management Platform 1) System allows manual input or import PO data stored in Excel file.
2) One PO may have multiple po items corresponding to different Origin.
3) Each origin office can upload their PO items to shipment.
4) The PO document can be dynamically defined in different formats.
4 Client Track & Trace Client can use different Browser track & trace the status of
1) Shipment status by HBL/HAWB#
2) Container Container#
3) Ocean Shipment, Air Shipment, Trucking Job, Warehouse, etc.
5 Online Booking Client can place booking online.
1) The client booking data can be confirmed as real shipment;
2) Or to be transferred to another system via EDI.
3) The third party system can communicate with GICA system on
the amendmend and handling of the booking data, via XML/EDI
6 Global Freight Operations 1) Ocean Freight Export;
2) Ocean Freight Import;
3) AMS, ACI, ISF automatically integrated with AMS gateways;
4) Air Export
5) Air Import
6) Export job transfers to destination, and synchronized automatically.
7) Load PO items according to PO Origin country.
8) Quotation and Invoicing
9) Documentation to generate various documents which can be defined by Client.
10) Job Profit & Loss
11) Provisonal Income/Cost and Actual Income/Cost
12) Shipment Movement and P & L Statistics
7 Trucking and Delivery Operations 1) Origin Trucking
2) Destination Trucking operations
3) Invoicing and Accounting
4) Statistics
5) Status Track & Trace, integration with Trucking companies to update job status.
8 Project Cargo System 1) One project may be handled by multiple offices.
2) One project job may use different logistics models like Ocena, Air, Train, etc.
9 Exhibition System 1) One exhibition job may be handled by multiple offices.
2) One exhibition job may use different logistics models like Ocena, Air, Train, etc.
10 Auto Billing 1) System generated automatic Debit Note, Creidt Note or Payment for Profit & Cost allocation based on pre-defined rules.
11 EDI, ISF, AMS, ACI, eManifest 1) Integrated with AMS, ACI, ISF, eManifest by clicking button to submit customs documents.
2) Shipment information can be integrated with third party systems including Freight System or Accounting Systems, like Oracle Accounting, PeachTree, MyOB, Microsoft NAV Accounting, and so on.
3) Data Bridge to transfer shipment information from one office to another, from one system to another via EDI interface.
12 Carrier Integration 1) Integrated with Carriers, Airlines, Trucking companies, etc.
2) System automatically picks status of shipment & container movement, then displays to Clients in Track & Trace.
3) Integrated with Carriers via gateway companies like CargoSmart, TradeTech, etc.
13 Third Party System Integration 1) GICA system can integrate with systems of third parties via XML, EDI, CSV, TXT, etc, like MyOB accounting, PeachTree Accounting, China Accountings, or any others ERP systems or forwarding systems.
2) This module enables data integration and exchange with systems of Shippers, Consignees, coloaders, and so on.
3) GICA system can receive interface files via FTP or emails from other third party systems.
4) GICA system can export interface files then send to other third party systems via FTP or email.
14 Warehouse Management, CFS, Barcode, and Inventory Control 1) Warehouse operations, supports First In First Out.
2) Customs processing (automatically integrated with Customs gateways)
3) Storage Fee calculation, supports partial operations
4) Barcode module
5) Integrated with Accounting
15 ERP 1) Vendor Management and Purchase Quotation
2) Customer Management and Sales Quotation
3) Raw material management and inventory control;
4) Tools management and inventory control;
5) Product inventory and warehouse operations
6) HR System
7) Invoicing and Accounting
16 Mobile System 1) Mobile phone Booking, Track & Trace and Notification
17 Operation Tracing 1) System log down every single operation trace, when, what data items are modified, by whom, via which computer.
18 BI System & Consolidation 1) Data Statistics, Data Mining, and Business Intelligent KPI
2) Consolidation statistics of the group or multiple offices