Question: Chris, we use multiple carriers to ship our products. How can using StarShip shipping software combined with Freightview and Freightquote to save my company time and money?
Answer: Using an ERP integrated shipping software (StarShip) combined with Freightview and Freightquote can save your staff up to 100 hours a week. Freightview is a web based TMS (Transportation Management System) side by side cost comparison tool that allows you to upload your contract carriers to evaluate the best way to ship your products. FreightView allows you to also do electronic tendering. Freightquote is FreightView'ssister company. FreightQuote's 3PL rates give you the ability to compare your contract carriers with other service options for potential cost savings.
To Process this workflow using StarShip shipping software's interface follow the steps below:
Indicate the sales transaction order number
Pack up ship the shipment
Click on the dollar sign within StarShip shipping software, this will cycle through all the various rates on your Freightview account and give exposure to Freightquote rates side-by-side
Select the preferred rate and carrier
Book the truck over the internet and get the confirmation back from Freightview with the carrier information and StarShip pushes that back into the ERP system.
The bill of lading will be automatically populated StarShip will fill in the carrier and scac code, the pro number bill of lading number and all the carrier details along with freight rules indicated.
Solution: Extract records from StarShip shipping software to get all tracking numbers, freight costs and any detail out of StarShip needed to update external systems, i.e. CRM, shopping carts or customer portals etc. This feature is in addition to real-time updates available through StarShip shipping software to Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Epicor, Infor, Syspro, Macola etc.
Many of our customers require the capability to export shipping related information in a batch in addition to real-time ERP software updates.
Do you worry about the hidden risks of converting your ERP software data?
Well, converting your shipping software just got easier! Check out our video demonstration to learn how easy it is to convert data from previous versions of StarShip to version 12!
Use the StarShip shipping software Version 9 data conversion utility to pull customer addresses, export routines, commodities, international information, box list and database of brokers or exporters from previous StarShip versions to bring that information into StarShip version 12.
Albert Einstein once said, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
How does applying freight rules save StarShip shipping software customers time and money?
StarShip shipping software has a set of logic that can be used as a filter when you are writing back data to the ERP or invoice. That can be done conditionally using fields from the ERP system or the StarShip shipment itself as criteria to drive that logic. There are some standard rules that have always been available in StarShip. Today we are going to show you how to add logic to the ERP integration. This can be one rule or a combination of rules.
Just like Einstein's logic, StarShip's logic helps your business stay ahead of the compeition.
Is your manual shipping process giving you the blues? Would you rather be doing something else?
Less than Truckload shipping made easy! Let StarShip shipping software take the work out of pallet and box shipping!
StarShip shipping software version 12 is enhanced to offer more functionality in several areas today we will focus on LTL shipping automation. There are two modes of StarShip shipping software transport available, parcel and freight. Common carriers are available out-of-the-box with StarShip version 12 or the user may simply add carriers with the bill-of-lading module. Simply indicate the sales order you want to ship and StarShip will call out to the ERP and fill in all the sales order data on the StarShip screen. In the packaging view you have two layers of packaging, pallets and boxes. Starship maintains a packaging table that you can customize by importing or indicating directly within the StarShip shipping software interface. The user interface allows the user to indicate what kind of container it is by giving it a unique name and defining the weight and dimensions. The StarShip shipping software interface allows the user to automate the packing of items and distribution into different containers. The StarShip user can print a thermal label packing list and place it on the outside of the box or print the packing list on a piece of paper to be placed inside of the box. Once the StarShip shipping software user has packed up the shipment the user has access to rate shopping functionality for freight, via direct modules like UPS Freight, FedEx Freight and YRC. StarShip shipping software also allows for third party rate shopping via FreightQuote.com. In addition, the StarShip user can access a web based TMS FreightView to set-up contract carriers and rates. The StarShip user can sort by contract rates and 3PL, service level, transit time or cost. The user can then push the data back into their ERP to access the frieght, tracking, and the PRO number through the ERP software.
Watch StarShip Version 12, LTL shipping in action:
V-Technologies, LLC is excited to announce the enhancements introduced in Starship shipping software version 12.
Initially StarShip shipping software supported primarily parcel carriers. Parcel carriers are UPS, FedEx, DHL International, United States Postal Service, OnTrac on the west coast and SpeeDee in the mid-west. In version 10 StarShip shipping software introduced freight carrier shipping enabling you to use common carriers for LTL shipping to manage pallets for shipments and produce bill of ladings.
StarShip Shipping software version 12 offers seamless integration of both freight & parcel shipping from the same user interface. Logic surrounding the Ship Via code or preferences based on weight thresholds determines which method of transportation is selected. ERP line item integration provides a streamlined shipping process for automating international & LTL shipments including the ability to produce a packing list Please take a closer look at the enhancements made in StarShip shipping software version 12.
Please learn more by viewing our 10 minute overview below: