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Imagine an integrated platform that channels every process of your company into a tightly knit unit and optimizes resources in a systematic way to achieve its goals. That’s exactly what an ERP system designed specifically for the freight and logistics industry does.

 

Management control

Insight into entire company processes, from sales to operations to finances,, with data that can be crunched to gather intelligence is a key benefit from an ERP system. It effectively supports your business needs to manage logistics operations and facilitate decision-making at not only at the highest level but across the organization.

 

Workflow transparency

Integration and streamlining of process allows for transparency throughout the organization. Thus, there is better internal communication and information exchange between the departments. This helps in faster turnaround time of jobs, better internal communication, enhanced processing of orders, etc. It also creates a paperless environment in the company.

 

Data analysis and reporting

Unified data means all your company data, past and present, are available for analysis and reporting. Client reporting capabilities become comprehensive and automatic. The ERP system allows for complete accountability of employees with performance reports of shipments, customers, branches, shippers, consignees, vendors, carriers, etc. Dashboards with advanced analytics can also be viewed.

 

Customer responsiveness

A freight and logistics ERP system allows for an agile customer response from tracking of customers from the time they were prospects. Swift response and forestalling any undesired circumstances helps  you keep your customers satisfied.

 

Modular approach

Depending on their business requirement, users can pick and choose modules they would like to implement. Multiple modules give choices to the user in terms of level of integration they require. They can choose the functions they want to integrate and later add modules as they grow.

 

Secure Cloud environment

The secure cloud environment means all transactions can be tracked and kept secure. Authorization and access control and configurable security means you can have highest level security at all levels. Data security, one the main concerns of any organization, is assured.

 

Faster collaboration

The ERP systems allows for unmatched collaboration with stakeholders with availability of all data. EDI is possible and so is API connectivity. Different business applications can be integrated on one platform to avoid duplication of work or manual intervention. You not only integrate your customers and service providers but also  banks, carriers, custom house and other government agencies, etc.

 

Business mobility

An advanced ERP System offers mobility like never before with cloud data that can be accessed anywhere and mobile apps that allow you to carry your office with you wherever you are. It makes processes like order tracking, inventory tracking, revenue tracking, sales forecasting, monitoring, reporting etc. much easier.

 

Global operations

ERP System implementation is a must for companies who aspire to go global. The performance of multiple branches can be monitored on various parameters like sales, turnaround time, profitability, CRM etc. It gives your company an opportunity to invest into growing your business globally.

 

A logistics management ERP platform is an all-in-one solution to requirements of any kind of company in the logistics industry. The benefits of the platform outweigh costs in the long term. Every logistics company—big, medium or small—can flourish by opting for a specially designed freight and logistics ERP system.

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