Modules

Insights

Get the information you need to support organisational growth. The CAS Insights module gathers your customs data and transforms it into at-a-glance dashboards for analytics and controls.

How it works

Customs managers are typically provided with declaration data in cumbersome Excel spreadsheets, making it nearly impossible to present insight into company-wide import and export activities at the pace today’s businesses demand. CAS Insights provides a centralised view of all of your customs-related activities, allowing you to optimise costs, movement of goods, and customs operations.

 

When used with the CAS Declarations module, data is automatically populated into Insights. If you are using Insights as a standalone visibility and analytics tool, data can be easily uploaded by your customs brokers or any of your locations worldwide via Excel or using our standard APIs. The international data, regardless of language or data structure, is automatically standardised and consolidated into a centralised repository and can be analysed using multiple filters. Furthermore, content and graphs can be downloaded easily, so you can present your data coherently. Access is segregated based on user profiles, so each party can view the information pertinent to their role. 

CAS integrates with SAP to automate our customs processes and keep us compliant with legal requirements. We have now built up our customs knowledge internally and handle all declarations and obligations in-house. This gives us full control over the process and visibility into our imports and exports. We are also realising considerable administrative cost savings.

Dirk De Maeyer
Manager Logistics - Isuzu Motors Europe NV

Benefits

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Centralised information for strategic insights

Company-wide data doesn’t have to be scattered across systems and locations. CAS Insights gives customs organisations the ability to live up to their potential for playing a strategic role in organisational growth by providing unprecedented visibility and analytics. Declaration data can be uploaded, shared, and analysed across locations, allowing organisations to standardise best practices and optimise operations based on what’s working. Ad-hoc reports can be easily generated to provide management with near-real-time data on international trade.

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Cost savings

At-a-glance graphs, maps, and dashboards allow you to assess the totality of your operations to identify duty and administration cost savings and detect errors and anomalies in data, such as commodity codes or customs value. Since CAS is equipped with machine learning, the more you use Insights, the smarter it gets, providing analytics that will help you achieve ongoing efficiency gains and cost reductions.

Features

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Monitoring

Monitoring

Various dashboards give you clear overviews of your declarations and the movement of your goods through customs. Reporting features allow you to filter on different parameters to monitor a variety of operations.

Visibility

Visibility

CAS Insights allows you to track the status of your declarations and gain access to worldwide analytics. It also provides a clear overview of customs and validation errors, so you can correct them swiftly. 

Universal standard

Universal standard

Built according to Union Customs Code (UCC) standards, CAS Insights can ingest and analyse data sets from any country in which declarations are filed, regardless of the language or data structure.

Monitoring

Monitoring

Various dashboards give you clear overviews of your declarations and the movement of your goods through customs. Reporting features allow you to filter on different parameters to monitor a variety of operations.

Visibility

Visibility

CAS Insights allows you to track the status of your declarations and gain access to worldwide analytics. It also provides a clear overview of customs and validation errors, so you can correct them swiftly. 

Universal standard

Universal standard

Built according to Union Customs Code (UCC) standards, CAS Insights can ingest and analyse data sets from any country in which declarations are filed, regardless of the language or data structure.

Frequently asked questions

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Which reports are available?

Standardised reports and views include status of declarations, customs errors, validation errors, releases, exit confirmation, performance and speed of filing, current and potential duty savings, guarantee thresholds, and much more. Custom reporting for enterprises is available.

How frequently is reporting provided and is it accessible by any user?

Reporting is generated ad hoc and shows near-real-time status. Access to information is role-based and reports can be configured using various parameters. Insights can be integrated with your own BI tools. 

What type of data is visible via the dashboards?

CAS Insights allows you to view the operational, financial, and performance data of declarations filed by any of your worldwide locations or by an external customs broker in at-a-glance dashboards. Views include:

Operational: Total number of declarations by storage location; total number of declarations by Customs Flow Step; total number of declarations per month; top 10 countries by number of declarations; declarations with customs errors; declarations with validation errors. 

Financial: Customs duties by storage location; customs duties by Customs Flow Steps; self-assessed duties compared to customs duties; customs value by month; customs duties by month.

Performance: Number of declarations; average time from new to submitted; average time from submitted to accepted. 

Which other CAS modules do I need to use in order to use the Insights module?

None. CAS Insights can be used as a standalone module. It will produce dashboards and analytics based on the information provided by your customs brokers or worldwide locations. However, when used in combination with other modules available on the CAS platform, specifically Declarations and Special Procedures, you are able to gain real-time insights that give you complete control over your customs operations.

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