1. Comments and Attachments at Indent level
The ability to maintain all conversations specific to an indent inside the TMS will help maintain end-to-end accountability. To this end, the indents feature now allows users to add comments and attachments at an indent level. The comments tab will be available on the Indent slider for Chat + Attachments. This functionality is available for both Shipper and Transporter applications.
Additionally, users can also add tags when adding a comment. Tags help add context to the comment and can be predefined. Users can also add custom tags to the comment.
Attachments can also be added with comments.
2. Rate Matrix Supports both current and future contracts.
The Rate Matrix now supports Present and Future contracts when uploaded together in the same file. The identification of the same is done based on the date range added under the Valid From & Valid To fields. For all contracts that fall under the current contract date range, the contract will carry a CURRENT tag. For contracts that are expected to commence outside the current date range, a tag FUTURE will be assigned to the contract. Similarly, older contracts that are now void will carry the tag EXPIRED.
3. ePOD Rejection
A button has now been introduced at the drop-off level. Users can find the same while modifying the values for shortage, damage, and carton damage. This button is introduced in the Shipper portal and allows to set up an agreement mechanism between the Shipper and Transporter under GRN charges. This is applicable for all 4 movements.
The access to the Reject button can be configured under permissions. Users who have the reject button enabled will not have permission to override transporter-submitted values. However, they can override consignee-submitted values.
For existing customers, the ‘Reject’ button permission will be disabled.
4. Indent Cancellation Charges
Indent Cancellation charges have now been introduced under Rate Matrix. Whenever a shipper cancels an indent after the truck has reported at the pickup location, they are liable to pay a cancellation charge to the transporter. This is usually a flat rate that is calculated per indent. The rate matrix now allows you to add this for a given lane.
5. Active contracts displayed under indents while selecting the transporter for bids
A new section titled "Active Contracts" has been introduced under the Quotes section. This displays all active contracts along with the vehicle type. This enables the to shipper to access all existing contracts while selecting the transporter for bids.
This is in addition to the historical bids that are shown along with the truck name and transporter name.
6. Decimal round-off & Negative value restrictions in Pay
The Pay module is now capable of handling decimal places by rounding them off and displaying truncated values for better presentation. Similarly, it has also been enhanced to ensure that negative values are not entered. When entered, an error is displayed.
7. Timeline section under Indents in the Consignee Web Portal
A new Timeline section has been introduced under the indents slider in the consignee web portal. This carries granular details about the movement of the shipments and captures individual milestones along the journey from pick-up to drop-off.
8. Dispatch Throughput and Unloading Throughput to be introduced in depot master
The ability to capture dispatch and unloading throughput at a gate level has been introduced in the depot master at the gate level. This can now be captured with weight, volume, and the number of trucks.
9. BDR changes to BFR
The BDR module— short for Base Diesel Rate— is now renamed as BFR or Base Fuel Rate. This change is keeping in line with accommodating other fuel types that vehicle types can operate on and will enable customers now to maintain all such rates under the BFR module.