GEODIS teams up with Portrix Logistic Software to provide instant online pricing via WebQuote
GEODIS, one of the world’s biggest transport and logistics operators, has chosen Portrix Logistic Software (PLS) as a partner for generating transportation quotes to its customers online. PLS is integrating its WebQuote solution, an extension of its leading Global Price Management (GPM) software, with GEODIS’ web portal IRIS, the company said in its press release.
IRIS is the “Intelligent Real-Time Information Service” of GEODIS, an online solution for the company’s freight forwarding customers. The new service developed with PLS will greatly simplify the process of obtaining instant transportation prices.
PLS’ WebQuote extension has been created to allow forwarders to deliver a service on their own websites whereby customers can enter cargo details – such as volume, dates, port-to-port combinations etc. – and then receive automatic, accurate and real-time quotes.
It is, says Henning Voss, Co-founder and CEO of Hamburg headquartered PLS, a way to deliver competitive advantages for forwarders, while enhancing the service they provide to their own customers.
“This is an important evolutionary step for an industry that is becoming increasingly digitised,” Voss states. “By simplifying the quote process into one web-based, and fully integrated, tool, a freight forwarders’ customer can input, and access, all the information they require to get the right quote for their specific needs. GPM will then help facilitate the process of turning that price estimate into a concrete booking.”
“We are gaining a real competitive edge by combining such a leading digital solution with the global operational setup that GEODIS provides, and seamlessly integrating it with IRIS, which is probably the best customer facing freight management platform in the market,” says Dean Devasia, Chief Information Officer for GEODIS’ Freight Forwarding business.
PLS has over 15 years of niche sector expertise and is committed to a continual process of innovation and improvement. Voss believes this provides a solid foundation not just for its products and services, but also for building relationships with logistics leaders such as Geodis.
About Portrix Logistic Software:
For almost two decades, PORTRIX LOGISTIC SOFTWARE has built best-in-class rate management applications for the largest Freight Forwarders in the world. PORTRIX LOGISTIC SOFTWARE is a member of the portrix group, which has created and developed software for corporate customers since 2001.
GEODIS is a top-rated, leading global supply chain operator, ranking #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s historical success has led to wide-spread recognition including being ranked as a “Leader” in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for 3PLs Worldwide".
Currently GEODIS has over 40,500 employees, a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries. GEODIS’ parent company, SNCF Logistics, is a division of the SNCF group (the French National Railway Corporation). In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1 billion in sales, and continues to position itself for global growth.