SmartBOL® Software Bill of Lading Imaging Feature Saves Time, Efforts and Papers

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SmartBOL® Enterprise Shipping software integrates with enterprise applications, captures driver’s signature electronically and digitizes bill of ladings.

ADi Data International Inc., a leading solutions provider of automated, integrated shipping management systems, has added electronic signature capture and document imaging features to its SmartBOL® Enterprise shipping application - http://www.smartbol.com/bill-of-lading-integration.htm. With the new technology, ADi allows companies to enable, manage, and track the complete shipping transaction, from retrieval of shipping data through ERP and WMS integrations to the production of various shipping documents, such as bills of lading, and capture of the carrier’s signature. SmartBOL® Enterprise is the company’s most powerful shipping solution with industry-leading functionality and a user-configurable interface for rapid integration with ODBC database-enabled enterprise applications, including Microsoft Dynamics GP, Sage MAS90 / 200, SAP Business One, AS400 based systems such as JD Edwards, and various custom-built ERP and WMS systems.

Abhay Raut, ADi President, announced the release: “Shipping costs go directly to our clients’ bottom lines. Every dollar we save them by making the shipping process faster, easier, and more accurate is another dollar of net profit. The use of paper documentation by carriers has been minimized, but is still required for many bills of lading, barcode labels, manifests, HazMat certifications, and other information. Most companies still print those documents for the carrier’s signature and manually scan or file their signed copies. If the documents must be reviewed later, a labor intensive and time consuming process to retrieve and fax the files is necessary.

“With SmartBOL’s integrated signature capture technology, the driver signs once to approve all shipments. The system then prints a single copy of each, with signature, for the driver and creates a digital image of the documents for the company’s records. Now, as an electronic document, review is fast and labor free; anyone in the organization can access the documents over the network. By automating the process, SmartBOL® Enterprise eliminates redundant data entry, improves accuracy, expedites document review, and provides real-time visibility into shipping status that enables informed decision-making.”

SmartBOL Enterprise is a comprehensive solution that can be used out of the box or customized to address shipper’s specific needs. The application supports many bill of lading formats including Straight, VICS and Wal-Mart standards. It produces shipping manifests, labels, UCC-128 labels, packing slips, pick lists, and PODs. Images of the bill of lading, including the driver signature, are created in a one-step process that eliminates the need for manual scanning. Images can be retrieved by any SmartBOL user across the enterprise.

Additional functionality available includes instant freight quotes and on-screen shipment consolidation to create a master bill of lading for multi-order or multi-stop shipments. Multi-user and multi-warehouse support is standard. SmartBOL® Online (http://www.smartbol.com/online-bill-of-lading-shipper.htm), a hosted SaaS solution for shippers and carriers, is also available. To learn more about the entire SmartBOL solution suite, visit http://www.smartbol.com.

About ADi Data International
ADi is a full service information technology solutions provider with expertise developing web-based and client/server shipping management systems for shippers, manufacturers, distributers, logistics companies, and freight carriers. The company provides commercial off-the-shelf business solutions to global customers as well as customized solutions that meet our clients’ unique requirements. ADI is a privately-owned company headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Learn more about ADI at http://www.adiinc.com

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