Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has partnered with Rotate in order to co-develop a sales optimization tool that will identify sales initiatives to enable the carrier’s global commercial teams and sales representatives to add value to customer relationships.
According to the statement, “The first-of-its-kind tool, Sales Cockpit, will analyze data. The development of Sales Cockpit is the latest step taken by Etihad Cargo in its digitalization journey, which aims to optimize the customer experience.”
Using sophisticated custom-built algorithms, it will automatically generate recommendations on how Etihad Cargo can strengthen customer relationships, including an overview of current business and future opportunities.
The carrier is collaborating with Rotate, a Netherlands-based data-driven strategy consultancy with proven cargo expertise, to improve customer service through the enhanced use of data and machine learning.
“Digitalization is already revolutionizing the air cargo sector. Etihad Cargo will use Sales Cockpit to further improve customer service and strengthen partnerships, enabling more meaningful interactions with customers and a more tailored approach to meeting customer requirements. Sales Cockpit will effectively put all the information Etihad Cargo’s sales representatives would need to develop stronger customer partnerships in the palms of their hands, providing actionable, algorithm-generated suggestions and initiatives based on customer-focused data. This depth of understanding into the carrier’s customers is critical to achieving Etihad Cargo’s vision of being the air cargo partner of choice.”
Etihad Cargo’s customers will benefit from the carrier’s representatives gaining a more in-depth understanding of their products, routes, and requirements.
With the launch of the Sales Cockpit, Etihad Cargo will further professionalize customer interactions via the smart adoption of technology. Etihad Cargo and Rotate have commenced development of the Sales Cockpit, which is expected to launch within six months. Following the trials and launch, Sales Cockpit will be available to purchase by other cargo carriers, enabling the wider cargo community to benefit from the sales optimization tool.
“Partnering with Etihad Cargo to build the Sales Cockpit will give us unique access to an innovative team to validate the solution and maximize adoption. We are working as one team to unlock the full potential of digitalization and enable Etihad’s sales teams to have more engaging discussions with their customers,” said Mr. Ryan Keyrouse, Managing Director at Rotate.