Port Operations Revenue Tracking System

The Port Operations Revenue Tracking System (PORTS) is Hitachi Solutions’ response to the growing need for a flexible billing solution in the Sea Port Industry that can easily adjust to billing requirements in a complex environment.

The solution is designed to support customers’ demand on pricing, accommodate detailed information coming from different terminal operating systems and convert those to billing transactions, email distribution of invoices and other functionalities.

PORTS is an add-on to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations ERP application which provides the capability to record and process billing transactions within the ERP.

Key Features

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Vessel Master

  • Creation and maintenance of vessel information
  • Hold vessel information for basis of billable charges calculation
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Staging Forms

  • Receive and hold raw data from different Terminal Operating Systems (TOS)
  • Can hold TOS billable events (containerized and non-containerized) and vessel visit information for billing
  • Full audit trail capability for deletion and reprocessing of billable staging data
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Customer Billing Preparation, Review and Approval

  • Create, update, view and review billable charges per vessel visit or per customer
  • Submit Customer billing for final review and approval leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations’ standard Approval Workflow capabilities
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Configurable Mapping and Advance Pricing

  • Configure staging field data mapping to Customer billing header and lines
  • Advance Pricing methods such as Fixed, Min/ Max, and Tiered pricing
  • Advance formula to define billable quantity such as GRT and cubic meters
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  • Prepare Invoice proposals and generate invoices for customers
  • Invoice distribution via email (invoice PDF attachment), print out, file output, or onscreen display based on customer’s preference

Why Choose Port Operations Revenue Tracking System ?

  • One customer master information.
  • Financial reporting sourced from one system.
  • Eliminated additional consolidation between ERP and Port billing application.
  • Configurable data conversion from port operating systems into billing transactions.
  • Visibility and capability to validate raw data conversions to billing transactions.
  • Comprehensive pricing strategy to support big customers with special agreements.