Tampa, FL, April 26, 2011 – Freight transportation software developer SMC³ and transportation management system provider FreightCenter.com announce a new technology partnership that introduces a more advanced and all-inclusive TMS solution. This alliance marks the integration of the SMC³ RateWare® XL rating solution complete with CarrierConnect™ carrier data into the recently-introduced FreightCenter.com TMS product. The FreightCenter.com TMS also provides access to PC* MILER through Rateware XL, which allows companies to access accurate mileage.
This new partnership follows a recent announcement of a seamless interface created between RateWare XL and ALK Technologies’ PC*MILER Web Services. RateWare XL combines carrier-specific rates with CarrierConnect points of service and transit times to provide a complete view of LTL rating and pricing across an enterprise. The service-oriented architecture for RateWare XL is completely web based and run through a single API and point of access, meaning there is no software to install upon implementation. Data is continuously updated, ensuring accurate carrier data and rates which can be used for efficient route planning optimization.
“Today’s market dynamics require a comprehensive transportation management solution,” said Brad Gregory, VP of product strategy and software alliances, SMC³. “FreightCenter.com’s focus and commitment to bringing their customers leading-edge technology continually strengthens their position within the industry.”
The FreightCenter.com TMS offers complete back-end technology that includes custom rates, automated quoting, booking, scheduling, and tracking, a built-in CRM system, flexible and secure controls for users and customers, and extensive reporting. Fully-functional front-end customer websites offer companies online transportation solutions for their customers while using maintaining visibility of their own branding and identity. Through their partnership with SMC³, FreightCenter.com’s TMS will offer customers a more complete software package that includes accurate rating, mileage, and routing for shipping.
“When developing our TMS solution, our goal was to develop the most complete system currently on the market for our customers,” said Matthew Brosious, CEO and co-founder of FreightCenter.com. “The partnership with SMC³ really solidifies our goal to continuously strive to introduce key, innovative technology and go above and beyond to give our customers an all-inclusive solution.”
“The technology behind the SMC³ RateWare XL in addition to PC*MILER access was an integral part of developing our transportation technology to establish a firm foundation for a long-term relationship with SMC³,” said Doug Walls, chief information officer for FreightCenter.com.
SMC³ is a leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³'s core competency is its pricing expertise, which it delivers through data services and technology tools that simplify processes and promote collaboration between buyers and sellers of transportation services. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability.
Throughout the year SMC³ offers educational programs that focus on key industry issues and advanced learning. These well-attended events are noted for their content, speakers and networking opportunities. The company currently serves more than 5,000 customers operating throughout the contiguous United States, Canada and Mexico. SMC³'s customer base covers all aspects of freight movement, and includes shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. For more information about SMC³, visit www.smc3.com.
FreightCenter.com is a third-party freight and logistics company using web-based tools to deliver instant freight shipping solutions directly to both individuals and businesses. FreightCenter.com offers shipping options for LTL, truckload, international, rail and air shipping based on their specific needs. Combining innovative technology with automated shipping tools to include instant quoting, booking and tracking, FreightCenter.com is one of the fastest growing freight transportation companies. Based out of the Tampa Bay area since 1998, more information can be found at www.freightcenter.com.