McLeod Software Introduces Three New Powerful Applications for Transportation Industry Customers

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The rapid growth that McLeod Software has seen over the last few years continues to fuel significant investment in the company’s enterprise application software products. With the release of LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, and LoadMaster® LTL version 12.1 this week, the company delivers significant new functionality and business process automation for carriers and logistics companies.

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The rapid growth that McLeod Software has seen over the last few years continues to fuel significant investment in the company’s enterprise application software products.

Pricing and Bid Management
McLeod’s new Pricing and Bid Management Module is the company’s first step toward helping customers drive greater efficiency and productivity in dealing with the stream of shipper bids that arrive on their doorstep, often on a weekly basis. This module gives customers a powerful Workbench tool that helps reduce the burden of work required by RFPs, while also ensuring that their bid numbers are on the money by using their systems’ built-in lane rate index tools. The Workbench includes a powerful and configurable data import facility that allows McLeod customers to quickly and easily import RFP’s from a variety of formats into their LoadMaster or PowerBroker systems and track lane awards and rates within the system.

Dedicated Billing Operations
McLeod’s brand new Dedicated Billing Operations Module greatly simplifies the process of creating customized invoices for dedicated fleet customers, where the variety and differences from customer to customer is nearly infinite. The new optional module is highly configurable, so that it can accommodate the requirements most commonly found in dedicated customer contracts. The new module also supports configurable gain sharing and revenue split calculations that may be specific to a dedicated customer’s fleet for outside backhaul opportunities.

PowerBroker™ LTL
This new module for McLeod’s PowerBroker brings a complete set of LTL brokerage capabilities into the system. PowerBroker LTL includes the ability to give customers LTL rating, quotes, and ordering through the system our customers already know, and makes those capabilities available through their customer internet portal.

Enhanced Capabilities and More Automation for McLeod Customers
In addition to these three completely new applications for LoadMaster and PowerBroker, there are many other features being added with this new version 12.1 release. The mapping module for LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker now supports Google Maps as the default option. Other mapping products, such as ALK Maps or PC*Miler windows mapping, are also available options customers can subscribe to and choose. Google and ALK traffic and weather overlays are also supported.

A new capability has been added to the McLeod CRM module called Objection Management. This new function lets customers create sales scripts to help their sales people and CSR’s effectively deal with the most common customer objections encountered during telemarketing calls. New reports have also been added for sales management that characterize salesperson activity, prospect activity, conversion rates, and closing trends for new business.

Both the office payroll and driver settlement functions have been enhanced to allow for the use of third party tax calculation engines. Customers now have better choices for automating all of their payroll tax calculations on a location-by-location or state-by-state basis without having to configure or maintain that complex information in your system.

Our rate index function has been enhanced with a new rate index calculator for LoadMaster and PowerBroker systems. This simple calculator lets the user perform rate lookups, without having to enter a quote or order, just by selecting the origin and destination, or entering city/state/zip information, along with trailer type information.

The LoadMaster Enterprise fuel module now supports QuikQ as a fuel vendor for batch, and support for FleetOne has been added to the interactive fuel module. Batch fuel also supports multiple currencies for a group of select fuel vendors through the LoadMaster Multicurrency Module.

The LoadMaster Enterprise Symphony Mobile Communications system now supports the new mobile XRS platform for position, outbound dispatch, driver records and driver logs. Symphony also offers a new integration solution for Zonar with messages, forms, and JBus data reporting.

LoadMaster and PowerBroker users can take advantage of the web services option for using ALK PC*Miler, giving them the choice of access via a local hosted instance or the web services.

About McLeod Software
Transportation companies that work with McLeod Software find the best ways to improve customer service levels and operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and drive automation to destroy inefficiency. McLeod Software is the leading provider of transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software's advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs.

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