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A Modular Logistics Software Platform
Addressing the unique challenges of large logistics service providers
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Twenty years ago our startup dedicated time and money to formal market research to advance our understanding of the needs of logistics service providers (LSP’s). We surveyed many different operators to better understand their priorities for business process automation. The varied opportunities that these players came across presented a common predicament. Existing software for logistics offered narrow functionality for specific vertical market services - technology companies were not meeting customer needs for more comprehensive logistics management software solutions. But, the market was quickly evolving and freight forwarders, 3PLs, warehouse operators and trucking companies were trying to meet demand for all of these services. Modular, adaptable supply chain software solutions that offered this comprehensive functionality was not available in the market.
Recognizing in 1999 that globalization was transforming the market, Silver Bullet took a strategic functional approach to freight forwarding software and logistics software design. Beginning with freight forwarders software, our solutions expanded to automate all relevant supply chain operations including 3PL, warehouse, trucking/drayage, CES and yard management. LSP’s were able to right size their logistics systems with our solutions to automate their existing operations. And, their growth into other supply chain services was unencumbered by automation constraints imposed by stand-alone logistics management software solutions. Today, this empowers our clients to not only grow vertically, but horizontally in their industry by adding a new module (and therefore service) that they can offer to existing and new clients to grow market share, revenue, and profit.
A Complete Logistics Software Solution
Configure your system for today, expand tomorrow
Our logistics software modules automate business operations for each link in the supply chain. Separating our logistics software into modules representing distinct logistics operations allows systems to be right sized for customers. Additionally, offering value added modules allows for even greater automation and efficiency. For example, management of transaction volume is enhanced with optional rate management automation supporting vendor, customer and carrier per diem terms. Visibility is web enabled across the stages of a shipment. All logistics and freight forwarder software modules are supported with best in class BI, event management and document imaging applications. All financial activity is generated in real time by shipment detail entry which is mapped to designated GL account codes. Silver Bullet Technologies supports all Tier 1 ERP’s with a specialization in Microsoft Dynamics products. Code is written in C++ and the stack runs on MSFT SQL Server.
Our Approach To Logistics Software
Software for the leading freight forwarder and LSP
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Benefits Of Our Logistics Software
Software for the leading freight forwarder and LSP
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When your logistics software vendor turns off their phones and totally “automates” support is that a good thing?
At Silver Bullet Technologies, when you need support, you talk to a developer that can directly address your needs. Since 1999 we have distinguished ourselves with superior support for our modules. In fact, Microsoft thought so too when they recognized our company for “extraordinary competence” supporting the rollout of our logistics management solutions for a freight forwarder. We were bestowed their Pinnacle Award for Teamwork in 2006. Twelve years later our solutions and support have just gotten better.
When you want help, you can pick up the phone and speak directly with one of the team members that created your freight software. Based in the US, our team members are experts who understand your software, your industry, AND your business.
Support begins when you pick up the phone and call, not weeks later. Whether you need to diagnose and resolve a problem, make a customization, or add a module to respond to a new business opportunity, our staff is committed to helping your business succeed.
If you're using logistics ERP software that assumes your enterprise is the same as everyone else's, what happens to your unique business process? How does a competitive enterprise fit what makes them unique into a 'one size fits all' logistics software solution? If a new business opportunity arises with unique customer requirements, is a commoditized software vendor that offers one solution to thousands of clients (big and small) prepared to dedicate resources to understand your precise requirements in detail and deliver the custom solution you need?
At Silver Bullet Technologies, customizability has been a key software design priority since our conception. We understand that your customers have specific and unique requirements based on commodity, business process, workflow, region, compliance, and many other factors. We've designed our logistics software accordingly. No two clients run the same instance of Silver Bullet's software. Every deployment is unique and configured to the specific needs of each customer. As your business grows and changes, future customizations are easy to implement. Clients can make those customizations in-house, or rely on us to quickly adapt their logistics management system to their needs.
When software becomes the primary platform in an industry for executing nearly every business function, including operations, customer service, sales, accounting, analysis, and reporting, the companies with the best software tend to succeed. Technology has transformed the logistics industry. The freight forwarders and logistics service providers with the better logistics software are better serving customers, operating more efficiently, adapting more quickly to change, and making better business decisions. In logistics, your software can and should be a high performing asset, not a commoditized rent expense.
Companies that rent their logistics management software from 'one size fits all' software vendors pay perpetual usage fees. They are missing the valuable opportunity to distinguish themselves, and enjoy the financial returns and business growth that a high performing logistics system has to offer. They also miss the opportunity to own and therefore refine their system over time into the unique and profitable asset that it can be in the 21st century.
Companies that continue to see software as just an expense and use generic systems may fail to compete with companies that invest proactively in their solutions. Those companies will always be limited by the quality of their SAAS solution. Alternatively, when you own your logistics management system, every year your software can become a stronger asset for your business as you grow and refine your solution. What can that mean for your business in 3, 5, and 10 years?
The companies that are investing in software today are the companies that will be leading the industry tomorrow.
The Silver Bullet Technologies logistics software suite can integrate with any Tier 1 ERP. As a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, our integration with Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions is especially robust. No matter which ERP solution you choose, we understand that shipments and events need to be automatically integrated with financial operations. This allows companies to reduce month end closing cycles, eliminate redundant data entry and reduce errors in financial reporting. It also allows for greater oversight and management capabilities. Having this efficiency and financial control empowers management to make more informed and clear business decisions and operate more profitably.
When cargo moves through the supply chain, companies are often forced to string together multiple software solutions to manage these different shipment operations. This can lead to complexity, inefficiency, and error in business process and data management.
All of our logistics software modules operate on a single database. When using multiple modules, clients never lose sight of a shipment and always have complete visibility into their operations. That means having uniform system information populating shipper, shipment, carrier, consignee and vendor files across any business activity.
Silver Bullet Technologies was designed to offer companies the capability to not only grow vertically, but horizontally as well. This is essential in software for freight forwarders and other logistics companies who frequently expand into new markets. Our modules comprehensively automate the supply chain by organizing it into distinct, carefully defined segments. When a company uses one of our modules they can easily add another to take advantage of new customer demands or business opportunities. This flexibility has empowered our clients to easily grow their business without having to worry about whether their software can keep up. Integrating a freight forwarding software system from one vendor, with a WMS system from another, and a TMS from yet another, can be very costly, complex, and limiting for a business.
For example, we recently enabled a client to double their revenue by adding a new line of business with a quick reconfiguration of their Silver Bullet Technologies software platform. Their import module was adapted to handle in-land port functionality to accommodate a new temperature controlled opportunity. Without the flexibility of our freight forwarder software this would not have happened.
Our business is to help logistics companies keep up with the business of their customers.
"When you work like everybody, you're nobody"...
When you use the same logistics software as your competition in a software-powered industry, how much room is left to stand out?
Silver Bullet adopted a client/server model when it recognized that generic business processes would not be enough for the most effective companies in the industry. Every company has unique requirements for forms, views, reports, documentation, and workflow. Instead of designing a system that the average LSP would have to adopt their business process to, Silver Bullet designed a system that the leading LSP could customize and refine to enhance and leverage their unique, differentiating business process.
As a result, LSPs using Silver Bullet Technologies operate the extremely efficiently and enjoy the most satisfied customers. They use software that allows them to distinguish themselves in a competitive landscape where other providers are using generic, cookie-cutter software solutions and are thus failing to stand out. The dramatic competitive edge our logistics management software provides our users explains why we often have customers request exclusive rights to our solutions in their region.
Our logistics software is designed to integrate with your existing business process and partners
Advanced automation requires data exchange and integration in every step of work flow. Silver Bullet Technologies transportation logistics software is designed for easy data integrations with your business partners. This adds efficiency, accountability and insight into your operations allowing you to do what matters most – serve your customers better while operating more profitably.
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What is Logistics Software?
Logistics software helps companies move goods from one place to another efficiently. This includes monitoring the goods, ensuring proper handling procedures, communicating with drivers, recipients, and other related parties, processing financial transactions related to the move, consolidating and de-consolidating shipments, and more. Logistics software is an umbrella term that can apply to trucking, warehousing, freight forwarding, transportation management, distribution, drayage and other steps in a supply chain.
What is Freight Forwarding Software?
Freight forwarding software helps companies move freight from a point of origin to a destination by automating tasks associated with handling the freight, communicating with relevant parties like customs agents, truck drivers, and recipients, and managing documentation, payments, accounting, and inventory procedures related to the move. Freight forwarders can move freight via ocean container ships, trucks, trains, or airplanes. Moving freight from one place to another on a large scale can be a complex process requiring lots of documentation and procedures. Software for freight forwarders allows such companies to operate more efficiently, maintain visibility over operations, and better serve their customers.
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