For decades, applications have run on internal IT systems and worked just fine. But with the digital transformation and related changes to internal business processes as well as the increasing flood of data and transactions, the call for more innovative and secure solutions became louder.
Microsoft Azure provides exactly this, a reliable infrastructure for operating cloud applications. Hundreds of Azure data centers store and manage data over the globe. Its global coverage allows us to deploy the MIC application in different regions, such as the South Central region in the USA and the Southeast Asia region, which are managed by our global IT hosting & infrastructure partner A1 Telecom Austria.
That’s all possible through the connection of the local services in Texas (US) and Singapore (SG) with the central services in Vienna (Austria). The setup of MIC’s customs and trade compliance software through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model enables our customers quick access to the MIC application and customer data as well as faster roll-out times resulting in cost & time savings:
- The cloud solution empowers US clients such as Lippert, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products for RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle and building products, to get faster access to the MIC modules via the local servers in Texas. Lippert is now able to classify goods with MIC CCS and will soon benefit from the MIC-CUST® solutions for Importer Security Filing (ISF), US Import, Duty Drawback, Foreign Trade Zone management and the new Data Analytics & Visualization tool.
- In addition, Asian customers such as Nissan Motor Thailand benefit from our SaaS solution through the local services of Microsoft Azure in Singapore. The automotive manufacturer is using the MIC Thai Free Zone solution including MIC-CUST® for Import & Export, Duty Deferral, as well as MIC CCS for correct tariff classification.
The Azure cloud allows us to provide the MIC customs & trade compliance software solutions on a professional and secure cloud platform. Our cloud-based solution eliminates many risks in comparison to on premise solutions. It does not only offer the advantage to access the MIC application via the browser from any location around the world, but also ensures backup plans, disaster recovery as well as high security and compliance standards.
Therefore, we believe it’s time to move away from the traditional on-premises solution and welcome the cloud!
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