McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies
McLeod Makes Handling Rate Confirmations with LogixSolutions a Snap for Logistics Customers
McLeod’s recently introduced LogixSolutions eRate Confirmation simplifies the rate confirmation process for brokers by creating an electronic form to capture, record, and automate the workflow process. With this solution, McLeod’s logistics customers running PowerBroker can send carriers a web link to complete the rate confirmation. Once the carrier hits submit, all of their data flows into PowerBroker, and sets the status so that the broker visually knows the rate confirmation process is complete. It eliminates the need for further data entry, so customers don’t waste time handling faxes and entering that data, or risk data-entry errors.
For Many Logistics Companies, the Rate Confirmation Process Needs Improvement
- Paper faxes tend to get lost or buried in a stack of paperwork at both ends of the process, and the confirmation is not completed in a timely manner.
- Constantly checking fax machines awaiting the returned signed confirmation wastes time.
McLeod Customers Can Make Their Fax Machine Obsolete!
- With one click, dispatch sends out a rate confirmation e-mail.
- The carrier follows a link to a secure website where the rate contract is accepted or declined.
- The carrier gets a confirmation email and copy of the document, and the brokerage planner sees the load has been accepted.
“This is probably one of the most game-changing products that I’ve seen”.
- David Abell, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
“By automating the process, we know that most of the rate confirmations we send out will be handled without delay. We save time and labor. It probably saves about an hour a day per person.”
- Karmel Dabner, Meadow Lark Agency
McLeod Helps Customers Automate the Carrier Onboarding Process
Time is critical, but so is due diligence when brokers bring a new carrier onboard to cover a load. McLeod’s new LogixSolutions Carrier Onboarding automates the carrier onboarding process in ways that help our customers meet both goals.
McLeod’s new LogixSolutions Carrier Onboarding gives our broker customers an automated software solution that delivers carrier qualification and business process management in one tool. McLeod developed this solution not only to automate the onboarding process but also to make it easier for carriers to do business with brokers who use the McLeod solution - they no longer have to print out forms, fill them out and fax them back.
With absolutely no paper required, the solution utilizes the company’s Carrier Packet eForm, and is driven by a detailed workflow. The evaluation of prospective carriers is fully automated, utilizing PowerBroker and specific rules that are setup within the application to determine if the carrier meets the requirements. Criteria collected from 3rd party carrier services for things such as insurance information. All of the data collected is used to qualify carriers and determine if they are acceptable within the defined levels of risk tolerance.