A Message from Ben Evans, Founder & President of Masslogics Trucking and Freight Broker Software
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Masslogics Redefines Trucking Software
For many years now, there have been few software choices for trucking companies. At one end of the spectrum there are programs designed to run on a single computer, usually costing around $1500 or less. These systems provide basic "fill-in-the-blank" style data capture, but offer little to no real business intelligence. At the other end there are server-class systems, which require server hardware to operate. As one may expect, these server systems are more robust than the entry level systems. Accordingly, their price is substantially higher, starting around $15,000, and going up to $100,000 or more. And these prices don't include the server hardware.
Masslogics is here to change this. Masslogics offers trucking software with a robust set of features, powerful business intelligence, but without the high server cost or large up-front investment. How? Through the power of the web. We manage the servers, so the user doesn't have to. In fact, our servers are far more powerful than anything you would consider purchasing. And yes, we have servers, plural. Multiple machines running the same system - in different locations (states). This way, your data is always backed up and accessible.
Myth: Web Software is Entry Level and Not Secure
As with any new technology, there is always a period of development where the strengths are discovered and maximized, and the weaknesses are minimized. During the 90's, the web was new. Connection speeds were modest, and the early uses were for entertainment and information sharing. Eventually, as the connection speeds improved, it was discovered that business class software could be developed for it. Over the past 10 years, major systems have been built using web technology, and as more companies move their software to the web, the costs for developing that software continues to decrease. Just as PCs have become more powerful and less expensive over time, web-based trucking software continues to get better, more secure, and more affordable.
What are the Advantages?
Web technology offers many advantages over server-class software. Not only in price, but in functionality as well. The web is a standardized platform. If a new technology is made for the web, then it can be easily integrated with anything else that is also made for the web. GPS and mapping technology, cell phones, apps, tablet PCs, and more technologies to come are all things that can be integrated or used with web-based software. While server systems can make use of these technologies, the development happens slower and at a much higher cost, which translates into a higher cost to the user. That's why it is important to start with a trucking software designed specifically for the web, and not one that was developed as a server system, and then converted to the web.
What Does This Mean for You?
Do your homework. Look at the demos and research the technology. Ask plenty of questions. Talk to existing users, and get their feedback. Shopping for trucking software is a daunting task. But no matter how hard it may seem, or how long it takes to get the answers you need, the process pales in comparison to the cost of purchasing the wrong system. Buying the wrong trucking software can mean 1) spending too much money, 2) ADDING inefficiencies instead of fixing them, or worst yet 3) getting something so difficult to use that your staff doesn't use it at all. Ever heard the saying, "The most expensive suite you buy is the one you don't wear?" That statement is especially true when purchasing trucking software. That's why our process is laid back and helpful. We want to answer your questions, so give us a call.
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>> WORKS ON ANY INTERNET READY CELL PHONE <<.
Finally, affordable dispatch software with a cell phone interface for drivers! Confirm dispatch, capture pickup and delivery updates, capture GPS location data, and messaging... without a single phone call!
Masslogics has developed driver-specific login access for our powerful web-based trucking software to allow load updates from any web enabled mobile device. Once logged in, a driver will be able to perform the following:
Enter the Actual Time of Pickup
Enter the Actual Time of Delivery
Take a picture of anything (freight damages or the Proof of Delivery),and attach it to the load in the system!
Each time the driver performs one of these actions, Masslogics captures the date, time, and the GPS location directly from the device itself**
All of this for less than the price of anyGPS system on the market! Call today to learn how to enhance your trucking dispatch with this exciting new feature!
**GPS tracking coming 2011
Store any document -- PODs, Receipts, Driver DOT records, Maintenance receipts, etc -- all electronically. You don't even need to buy a scanner, Masslogics has the technology that turns any standard fax machine into a document scanner!
That's right, Masslogics allows you to use any fax machine to scan a physical document and store it as a PDF document in your software. Once scanned, those digital documents can be attached to anything in the system: Drivers, Trucks, Customers, and Shipments. Once a document is stored, not only can you find and view it quickly and easily, you can also send that document out of Masslogics to anyone by e-mail or fax! Imagine a world with almost no paper or file cabinets. You may need to figure out a new exercise program!
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Integrate your fuel card account for 99% hands free IFTA reporting!
Compiling the IFTA report, as we all know, is a very tedious task. Using spreadsheets to compile months of shipment data from driver trip sheets requires many long hours, and is rarely accurate.
Masslogics takes the mileage data from your shipments, adds the deadhead miles, and stores all those miles by state automatically. All you have to enter is your fuel receipts. Integrate your fuel card account to your Masslogics account, andyour fuel purchases are entered automatically! All you have to do is run the report at the end of the quarter, and transfer that data to your state's IFTA form, which takes minutes not hours. The "IFTA Software" feature in Masslogics is a huge benefit to your trucking operation where time is always in short supply.
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Seamless Integration with QuickBooks, EDI, and Popular Fuel Card Providers
When outside data is integrated with Masslogics you have one of the most powerful trucking systems available.
We at Masslogics realize there is strong need for good trucking accounting software, no matter how large the company is. Whether you have 5 trucks or 105, your business needs solid accounting functionality. Masslogics packs tons of operational features into its dispatch software platform, and can pull data from other sources such as your fuel card account. Then it simply transfers all the accounting data to QuickBooks. Since QuickBooks does such a great job at managing the accounting details, we figured, "Why reinvent the wheel?" Plus, most of our users are already using QuickBooks when they purchase Masslogics, so integrating with it saves them from having to learn anything new.
When you review the Masslogics demo, be sure to tell our sales staff what outside services or accounting software you use. They will be able to show you the powerful data import and export that takes just seconds to process. No more manual file transfer nonsense. When exporting to QuickBooks Masslogics uses the QuickBooks Web-Connector, a specially developed program designed to transfer data from a web-software to the desktop version of QuickBooks. If you have never seen the Web-Connector in action, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
.For those truckers and brokers who use freight load boards, have you ever wondered why they haven't kept up with the latest in technologies? Like why can't you see how many loads you've won or lost in some sort of archive? Why can't you analyze the load to see if it meets your revenue or profit requirements? Why do you have to make a phone call to negotiate for the load, or send faxes for tendering? If these are the kinds of things you would like to see in your load board, then you need eLoad.....
Fully electronic load tendering - no more faxes!
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The eLoad Marketplace™
Post and search freight loads - for free
Post and search available trucks - for free
Store digital documents like standard contracts
Keep signed load documents with the load
Look up older loads in your account for historical reporting
How does it work? It takes only 5 minutes to get started...
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