ASM software upgrade gives forwarders one-stop-shop freight management solution from booking to final delivery

Agency Sector Management (ASM) has released a major upgrade of its Sequoia software for forwarders, which includes back office systems delivering freight management solutions, as well as Customs clearance functions

London, UK, Monday, 17th July 2017 –  Agency Sector Management (ASM), the leading software provider to the UK forwarding industry, has launched a major upgrade of its Sequoia software, which now gives users a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing, and invoicing.

The new release gives users a single application where data is shared across all functions such as job costing and producing documentation, as well as for the Customs declaration process, avoiding the need for data to be rekeyed and therefore saving time and costs, as well as reducing errors.

“Productivity and compliance are really important to our customers” said Simon Adams, Program Manager, ASM.

“This upgrade will further support them in staying compliant with the evolving legislative landscape and allow them to complete the entire freight management process in one application.”

The new release of Sequoia, which is available now, integrates into existing ASM software without added cost to form part of the core functionality, eliminating the need for separate invoicing, sales management, or job costing software.

“As Brexit negotiations develop, we are bound to see more pressure on Customs systems and regulations, which are in any case old and in the process of being replaced,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, Agency Sector Management.

“ASM customers need a flexible and adaptable solution to rise to these challenges and the new release will support them to do just that as well as bringing time and cost savings by delivering a one stop shop for the entire freight management process.”

The new software’s flexibility and ability to adapt will support users in staying compliant as Customs requirements develop and the Brexit process evolves.

Sequoia is the evolution of over 20 years of software development from ASM which began with the introduction of CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight).

Features of the new release include: 

  • Job Costing
    • Recording costs and sales;
    • Generating sales invoices and credit notes;
    • Managing the process of reconciling and passing invoices from suppliers;
    • Producing profit and loss reports;
    • Transferring cost and sales data to your accounting system.
  • CT (Transit) Guarantee Management
  • Several productivity and compliance modifications to declarations
  • Extensions to the eDocument Management capabilities


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Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of Agency Sector Management (ASM) UK Ltd

Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of Agency Sector Management (ASM) UK Ltd

ASM's Sequoia software has been upgraded to provide a one-stop-shop freight management system

The upgrade of ASM’s Sequoia software provides a one-stop-shop freight management system









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About Agency Sector Management 

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries, and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports every aspect of freight management and customs clearance:

  • Air & Ocean, Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing and Duty Management
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air Waybills (AWB) and eAWB support
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Comprehensive Web Services Interfaces

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting and implementation of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

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