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PathGuide Technologies Debuts Latitude 8.0 Manifesting Module
UPS ReadyTM Solution Automates Shipping Process for Small and Midsized Distributors
SEATTLE — January 14, 2008 — PathGuide Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management systems for wholesale and industrial distributors, today announced the availability of the PathGuide? Latitude 8.0 Manifesting Module. The new Manifesting Software Module has been certified as a UPS ReadyTM solution by the United Parcel Service? and features the full portfolio of services offered. With the module, small and midsized distributors can automate and streamline the shipping process for faster, more accurate shipping and lower shipping costs.
?Our new manifesting module allows distributors to easily control every aspect of the shipping process and better manage customer information,? said Eric Allais, CEO of PathGuide Technologies. ?With this module distributors can quickly and cost-effectively automate their shipping department to increase efficiency and improve customer service.?
The Latitude Manifesting Module integrates with scales and scanners to weigh items and automatically calculate freight based on the shipping location, priority, and package size. The Manifesting Module also integrates with in-line sortation systems and print and apply systems to automate printing of all carrier-required shipping labels and documentation. Additional key features include:
? Reporting Tools ? With a variety of standard and custom reports (including query building tools), distributors can skip the metering process by creating a manifest report detailing the weight and postage for each item as well as the entire mailing.
? Financial Calculators ? The Module calculates fuel service charges, shops parcel insurance alternatives to find the best price, and includes a configurable handling charge feature. In addition, the Module supports multiple billing types such as prepaid, third party, COD etc.
? Customer Notifications ? Distributors can automatically notify customers via email when the order is shipped as well as respond to customer inquiries.
? Desktop Shipping ? The Module supports an unlimited number of users and locations. From a simple desktop application anyone with authorized access to the company Intranet can execute a shipment.
? Complete Documentation and Hazmat Support ? The Module provides all domestic and international documentation such as bills of lading, commercial invoices, shipper?s export declarations, NAFTA certificates of origin etc. It also supports hazardous materials processing.
?The new Latitude Manifesting Module has significantly improved our throughput,? said Matt Tash, logistics and distribution manager at Duncan Industrial Solutions. ?Automating our shipping department for greater efficiency is part of our ongoing strategy to not only lower operating costs, but deliver better, faster service for our customers.?
The Manifesting Module is part of the PathGuide Latitude 8.0 Warehouse Management System, a modular software suite that automates warehousing and distribution to provide real-time online information about all inventories. Latitude automates all operations from receiving and order picking to manifesting and truck route/stop management. It integrates seamlessly with all major ERP business systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Activant, J.D. Edwards and Oracle. With Latitude, industrial distributors pick, pack and ship orders faster and more accurately to achieve greater productivity and profitability.
The Latitude 8.0 Manifesting Software Module is available immediately from PathGuide Technologies. For more information, including pricing, contact PathGuide Technologies at www.pathguide.com or call toll free (888) 627-9797.
About PathGuide Technologies
PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of warehouse management solutions for wholesale and industrial distributors across North America. PathGuide?s software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service and lower labor costs, ultimately driving greater profitability. To learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management, visit www.pathguide.com.
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