PDC CMC is a system that supports the
establishment and administration process of the
IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement for
airlines, MRO’s or ground service providers.
Both airlines and service providers handle many contracts, often with specified annexes for each airport. This means that hundreds of contract pages need to be administered and updated frequently - often for every new season depending on frequency and/or aircraft changes. It may be difficult to ensure that staff in each airport has access to the correct version of the current contract specifications.
It is important to have an effective tool to make and to maintain contracts, as well as to provide an overview of contract status, time for renewal, etc.
At the same time, management requires an overview of the financial aspects for each customer and site, to ensure sufficient resources and to make assessments for the budgeting of income and costs.
All this is accomplished with PDC CMC, which is now available in line with the new 2013 standards as well as for 2008 version.
The new 2013 IATA Standard Ground Handling
Agreement is now available (Nov. 2012). Within
the next 6 to 12 months, all contracts must be
renewed according to these new standards. Why
not use this opportunity to make it easier?
The built-in wizard for contract establishment makes it possible to draft a contract and follow up the status of the contract in a comprehensive way.
Provide cost savings: PDC CMC
saves administration costs by providing a
simplified contract making process for multiple
contract standards, simplies contract
administration, and an effective budgeting and
profitability analysis process.
Improve quality and accessibility: PDC CMC enables you to make and finalize contracts during negotiations.
PDC CMC contracts are in compliance with approved regulatory authorities requirements. PDC CMC contracts are easily accessible for production, legal and risk management as well as for audits.
Easy Contract Making
PDC CMC means efficient and simple contract making; just a few mouse clicks and the contract is ready for approval.
Contracts are constructed using a set of standard phrases and always in compliance with standards. This means that contracts can be created during customer negotiations and the approval process can be made very simple without support of legal expertise.
Contract standardization ensures uniform
contracts for each customer, with an individual
specification per airport. The contract can
contain sales or purchase of services, and
specify check types and services as the case may
PDC CMC can handle multiple contract categories. PDC CMC has built-in support for but is not limited to:
In addition, users can define their own contract categories.
When the contracts are approved, all stations
can access the valid contract for their station.
This supports quality management and makes it
easy to decide if a provided service is included
in the agreement, or if this shall be invoiced
separately as an extra service.
Management can easily overview the contracts and status for each customer, supplier, and airport. Renewal notices are issued before the expiry date of each contract, so renewal negotiations can be carried out in advance. This means total quality and effective management control.
PDC CMC is also a tool for budgeting and profitability analysis. The analysis can be for each customer by airports or for each airport by customers. The budget data can also be exported to Excel for further analysis and graphical presentations.
Easy access to ongoing contracts makes inquiries from Quality Assurance or other departments fast and precise.
The PDC CMC system is easy to implement and
requires no IT support in the daily use. It runs
as a client-server solution using standard PC's
and with a standard Microsoft SQL database on
the central server.
The clients can have all functions and access to all contracts, or they can be limited to read-only clients with access to only one airport.
A server or hosted solution is recommended if a large-scale system is implemented. System set-up usually takes just a day, training a couple of days, and then you are ready to “go live".