The “app revolution” has also captured the logistics industry. Many software manufacturers will be at this year’s transport logistic (Munich, 4-7 June 2013) Applications for smartphones and tablets that will provide even better processes and ease of use in the future. One of them is CARGO ONLINE Software GmbH (CARGO ONLINE), which will be appearing at the fair together with the parent company dbh Logistics IT AG (dbh).
What began with the establishment of corporate websites in the 1990s, and continued through the first browser-based applications to the use of web services in the last decade, finds its current climax in the “app”, the mobile application for smartphones and tablet PCs. Maximum independence coupled with ease of use at a low price are convincing arguments that prevent the next digital revolution from stopping any industry. In transport management, apps help to create more cost-effectiveness and transparency in the logistics chain – especially when the mobile solutions are integrated into existing processes.
Position without manual input by the driver
The CARGO ONLINE smartphone app for export presentation at airports promises just that. This should make the process much easier, especially for drivers. Instead of making manual entries, drivers scan the QR code on the manifest. Then the data only has to be confirmed at the push of a button. The application takes all further steps.
The individual processing steps that are carried out by CARGO ONLINE as forwarding software on the one hand and the ATLAScustoms system on the other (error, status, control, approval, etc.) are automatically reported to the app. The driver receives a so-called “push notification”, i.e. an active notification (acoustic and optical) about each step. Finally, the app reports the customs clearance and the unloading of the goods can begin.
Freight forwarding solution for all transport users
Efficient processes, flexible room for manoeuvre, comprehensible communication processes – implemented with a software that focuses on sustainability and offers a high level of investment security. This is offered by the freight forwarding software CARGO ONLINE. Modules for sea, air, land and even warehouses enable processes tailored to the modes of transport. In addition to general order processing, additional modules are optionally available, for example for customs clearance or sanction edits checking, as well as interfaces to common accounting systems.
With a software established on the market with more than 300 customers and a manufacturer celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, CARGO ONLINE provides a solid investment base, which is reinforced by the merger with dbh, because it will enable customers to offer an extended service in the future. This includes, for example, the connection of solutions from the dbh portfolio as well as already the operation of CARGO ONLINE in the dbh data center (hosting). The employees of the two companies will present software and services together at the trade fair.
The transport logistic 2013 will take place from 4-7 June at Messe München. The booth of dbh can be found in hall B2, booth 427/528.
About CARGO ONLINE
CARGO ONLINE Software GmbH has been established as an innovative software manufacturer on the market for logistics and forwarding software in Germany and Europe since 1993. The product range offers comprehensive solutions for air freight, sea freight and land freight forwarding as well as warehouse logistics.
With more than 30 years of experience in it for logistics and forwarding software, the company attaches particular importance to first-class service, whether in terms of support, organizational consulting or further development of the products.
Short decision-making paths, all from a single source, no external suppliers. With qualified employees, CARGO ONLINE supports more than 3,500 users and contributes significantly to the optimization of forwarding processes.