London, UK (PRWEB) March 24, 2009
Most supply chain and logistics software applications are developed for one sector and can only be adapted to other sectors – or industries – with significant modifications. One of the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing is that applications can meet the needs of a wide range of sectors and also different sized companies.
One of the foremost examples of this is CarrierNetOnline (CNO), the logistics and transport SaaS application from UK software house Deltion http://www.deltion.co.uk. A system originally developed with the logistics industry in mind is now finding acceptance in manufacturing, retail and wholesale.
"CNO is used by logistics and transport companies working in most sectors, including manufacturing, FMCG, retail, homes deliveries and hazardous good" Piyush Shah, CEO of Deltion says. "It is therefore not surprising that it is easily adapted to meet the needs of the industries that they serve."
Because of the Software as a Service delivery model, modifications made to meet the needs of one industry are usually included in the software and available to other companies either in or serving that industry. "CNO customers do not pay for features they do not want or need. They also only pay for transactions which they actually carry out in their business" Mr Shah said. "As the business grows they take advantage of the CNO scalability and pay for extra capacity as needed. If they move into a new product or industry range, they take on any of the existing features they may need. If market conditions – such as many are facing today – means there is less business or a withdrawal from a sector, the user has the benefit of reduced transaction charges – scalability works both ways".
About Deltion and CarrierNetOnline
Deltion is a world leader in Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. CarrierNetOnline (CNO) has been recognised internationally as the leading web based application for supply chain, logistics and transport management.
The success of CNO is based on more than 20 years of experience developing solutions for logistics and transport operations. Deltion's management team developed CNO as the first web based SaaS solution in order to provide a world class real-time software service for manufacturers, retailers and logistics and transport companies - in fact any organisation with the need to manage and control both in-house and outsourced and sub-contracted logistics in real time.
Deltion set the goal of providing managers of any logistics operation with a real time Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime solution which would enhance efficiency and service levels while reducing operating costs. The Deltion cost model charges on a transaction basis - pay only for what you do and what you need today, not what you once needed or might need tomorrow. This is revolutionary by any standard and has earned CNO several awards.
The European Supply Chain Distinction Award (adjudicated by the head of the supply chain faculty at MIT) and the Institute of Transport Management Award for Best Web Based Transport Management Systems are examples. CNO was also shortlisted among the three finalists of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTUK) Annual Award for Information Management and early CNO user Hazchem Network was named as on of Britain's Digital Elite for use of CNO.
Under the leadership of Deltion CEO, Piyush Shah, the company continues at the forefront of Cloud Computing development. To ensure that CarrierNetOnline Software as a Service is always at the forefront of latest developments, the key technologies driving the changes in Internet applications, known as Web 2.0, have been incorporated. These tools are interactive and allow CNO to be deployed as a dynamic web application which can draw from disparate sources and systems.
As a result of these developments, CNO is now the leading multi-user logistics and transport software service and is now the number one pay-as-you use Internet service for collaboration, visibility and logistics management. Deltion's aim is to ensure that CNO continues to take advantage of the latest proven technologies in order to bring benefits to existing and new clients.