Customs software for Germany (ATLAS)

Our ZODIAK GE Customs software is certified for all ATLAS customs procedures - import, export, NCTS and Customs warehousing - and also offers many additional intelligent functions which simplify your daily tasks.

Rent instead of buy - like our other software solutions, ZODIAK GE is available as an SaaS solution. You can also seamlessly integrate ZODIAK GE into your in-house system. The level to which ZODIAK GE is embedded can be designed to fit your company's needs. The interface and the workflow engine can be configured to allow either a simple upload of data which is edited manually in ZODIAK GE before sending it to ATLAS, or a fully-embedded ZODIAK GE system which processes the data automatically.  

ZODIAK GE is part of the DAKOSY GE family and can be combined with the logistics solutions CargoSoft GE (Transport Management System) and UNIKAT GE (Truck, Rail Intermodal). Using these software packages together speeds up all your handling processes, including Customs handling and billing, and makes the entire transport chain simple, transparent and cost-effective.

Customs handling support

ZODIAK GE supports you in Customs export processing via ATLAS. In addition to standard Customs processes, ZODIAK GE offers additional intelligent functions, including:

  • Active/passive inward processing
  • Sanctions list checking (compliance)
  • Integrated electronic Customs tariff /export monitoring

Of course, ZODIAK GE can be integrated via the BOX interface into your in-house system or transport management system so that Customs declarations can automatically be made directly from your IT system.

ZODIAK GE can be combined with the DAKOSY Customs clearance solutions for German seaports (ZAPP-Sea) and airports (ZAPP-Air) so that you can efficiently meet ATLAS requirements at external borders.

ZODIAK GE supports you with Customs import processing via ATLAS when using both simplified and standard Customs import processes. ZODIAK GE offers additional intelligent functions, including:

  • Active/passive inward processing
  • Sanctions list checking (compliance)
  • Integrated electronic Customs tariff
  • Fiscal representation
  • Preliminary calculation

Of course, ZODIAK GE can be integrated via the BOX interface into your in-house system or transport management system so that import processing can automatically be done directly from your IT system.

ZODIAK GE is certified for NCTS in Germany and supports you in the transport of non-Community goods within the EU (dispatch and receiving).

In addition to standard NCTS processes, ZODIAK GE offers additional intelligent functions, including:

  • Sanctions list checking
  • Guarantee management
  • Integrated electronic Customs tariff
  • Seal management

ZODIAK GE can be integrated via the BOX interface into your in-house system or transport management system so that the transit processes can automatically be performed directly from your IT system.

ZODIAK GE is certified for Customs warehouse procedures via ATLAS and supports you in the interim storage of untaxed and unpaid goods. ZODIAK GE can be used to manage all public and private Customs warehouses for both simplified and standard procedures. ZODIAK GE also offers other intelligent features, including:

  • Warehouse evaluations
  • Sanctions list checking
  • Integrated electronic Customs tariff

ZODIAK GE can be integrated via the BOX interface into your in-house or transport management system so that your Customs warehousing can automatically be managed directly from your IT system.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Uniform interface throughout Europe
  • Certified for DE, AT, CH, NL and BE
  • Can support multiple clients
  • Time-saving automation in the areas of sea and air freight handling
  • Highly functional design
  • Choose your level of integration
  • International Customs advice and guidance
  • Round the clock Help Desk (24/7)
  • SaaS (rent instead of buying)

BOX interface

Using the BOX interface, you can use your own in-house system as the basis for Customs handling. The data from your in-house system, for example, a TMS or merchandise management system, flows through the BOX (Business Objects Exchange) into ZODIAK GE. You can easily view, complete, change and send your data on to ZODIAK.

Using ZODIAK GE, your communications with Customs are always checked and reviewed as they are transmitted. Since the level of integration into BOX is variable, you can decide which degree of integration is optimal for your company. Of course, the entire implementation process is guided by our BOX specialists.

Additional Functions

Electronic Customs tariff (EZT) is integrated into ZODIAK. It assists in all Customs procedures in the correct determination of import duties as well as in the use of preferences and favourable tariff treatments. In the course of import and export processing, the integrated electronic Customs tariff function notifies you of all relevant embargos, prohibitions and restrictions, and statistical information. You can also use the preliminary calculation function of the integrated electronic Customs tariff function to calculate import duties before the import takes place.

Using the sanction list check integrated into our software solutions, you can include the legally required check of all business contacts for the detection and prevention of prohibited business relationships in your company processes.

To ensure maximum security of your processes, the document check makes a final check during the so-called "last mile" possible. This ensures that currently valid lists are used for the examination at the actual time of the business activity. A block check of the master data can also be integrated. Of course the integration into your business processes is guided by our specialists.

The fiscal representation function enables the mostly-automatic collection of all data from payment of duty for free circulation processes required for the monthly INTRASTAT declaration to the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden and the "Summary Report ZM" to the Federal Tax Office in Saarlouis. At the push of a button, the collected data is sent directly from ZODIAK to the various authorities.

Thanks to the fiscal representation function, the levy of import VAT in both Germany and the destination country within the European Union is no longer necessary. This helps you achieve considerable time and cost savings when performing your import processes.

The integration of guarantee management into ZODIAK-NCTS saves you the separate management of collateral given in the amount of the possible import duties. As soon as a transit procedure is completed, the guarantee liability is automatically withdrawn so that you always have an overview of the amount of the so-called free collateral. The guarantee management function makes handling all shipping processes within the scope of NCTS procedure easy and convenient.

On behalf of the authorized consignor, tyden seals must sometimes be affixed to parts of a shipment. ZODIAK manages the number range and can provide information at any time about which tyden seal number has been used for which procedure and which numbers are still free.

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