Logistics Software for Freight Forwarding, 3PL & Distribution Operations

AIR | OCEAN | ROAD | RAIL | INTERMODAL | PROJECT | 3PL | WAREHOUSE | YARD | TRUCKING | TRANSLOAD | CES | DRAYAGE

Our Logistics and Freight Forwarding Software Is Trusted Globally

Import Ocean, Air, Trucking

Quick and precise import control is supported with advanced logistics management functionality. Shipping and transport event status for activity with carriers, vendors, and related parties is continually updated with embedded EDI integrations in our logistics business software. Demurrage and per diem costs are actively managed and eliminated. These supply chain solutions are engineered on a flexible framework allowing rapid, efficient customizations.

Export Ocean, Air, Trucking

Export shipment operations are fully automated and tracked with dynamic exception reporting to improve logistics management systems operations. Accelerated export shipment processing improves customer relationships. Bookings, AWBs and MBL instructions are transmitted electronically from a unique, intuitive user interface. Carrier portals are available with optional pre-defined integrations that stand up quickly so that your international shipping software works for you.

Warehouse, CFS & Bonded

Organize efficient freight consolidations and/or de-vans optimizing dock operations in our leading-edge Warehouse Management System. Increase warehouse revenue and turn capacity by enforcing work order accountability and reducing communication obstacles. Enable warehouse personnel, traffic staff and customers to anticipate shipments with access to real time data on all moves down to the SKU iwht our logistics planning software.

3PL

Make the business of your customer your specialty with comprehensive, adaptable inventory control. Temperature controlled shipping is supported. Visibility at SKU level by shipment improves your performance. Handle vertical market requirements globally (hazmat, perishables, pharma, etc.) and support the customers of your clients with advanced software for logistics.

Yard

Track movement, location, storage and status of all equipment and drivers in your yard with our logistics management software. Integrate this data with all other supply chain and logistics services you provide. Automatically monitor reefer status with alerts programmed to notify parties managing the shipment. Send in and out gate information automatically to carriers and other stakeholders to better manage per-diem costs.

Transloading

Quote, schedule, process and report in real time on freight loads for rail, air, truck and marine shipments in our freight forwarding software. Manage Transload work flow and define any type of work order to better capture and invoice specific logistics activity. Improve quote to bill velocity with real time financial accounting integrations. Keep shipping customers satisfied by offering visibility on load status and location.

Project Forwarding

Manage shipping and transportation in all modes. Control and monitor specialized freight forwarding services with customizations developed according to your specifications. Automate specialized supply chain services like heavy haul and lift and place. Process detailed freight documentation, append BOL’s with specific project related documentation and reconcile to project critical paths with managed milestones within our shipping logistics software dashboard.

Centralized Exams

When warehouse operators are appointed as Centralized Exam Stations by CBP the opportunity can be fully leveraged with this specialized wms system which is already in use at the largest US ports. Each exam type is fully automated with a flexible logistics business process that has been refined over 10 years and more than 1 million inspections. CES exam transactions are fully mapped to the financial accounting system with an integration that enables immediate invoicing and efficient management of Exams operations.

Trucking

Improve harbor trucking operations with a user friendly supply chain solution that controls trucks, chassis and drivers. Enhance revenue capture and collections with automated billing. Drive out per-diem and demurrage costs with automated exception alerts that are sent internally and to customers. Customized work flow is simplified by our flexible logistics management system that accommodates special requirements.

Silver Bullet designed a modular software system to address the unique challenges of large LSP's

Our modules support temperature controlled freight

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The Challenge

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 - logistics software companies were not meeting customer needs for more comprehensive solutions. But, the market was quickly evolving and forwarders, 3PLs, warehouse operators and truckers were trying to meet demand for all of these services. Modular, adaptable software solutions that offered this comprehensive functionality was not available in the market.

The Solution

Recognizing in 1999 that globalization was transforming the logistics market Silver Bullet took a strategic functional approach to software design. Beginning with forwarding, our solutions were designed to interoperate with all relevant logistics operations including 3PL, warehouse, trucking/drayage, CES and even 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 logistics 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, or service, that they can offer to existing and new clients to grow market share, revenue, and profit.

About Silver Bullet Technologies - An innovative, global logistics software company

A recognized Microsoft Gold Certified Application Developer

Established

Since 1999 we have been developing logistics business software for international forwarders, NVO’s, 3PL’s and enterprise level shippers and distributors. Our logistics and freight forwarding software suite has expanded to meet related customer requirements in warehousing, yard management, trans-loading, drayage, centralized exams, and more. All of our logistics and freight forwarding software include specific functionality for perishable freight management.

Flexible

Customers prize the advanced functionality and intuitive user interface of our software. Our flexible design accommodates customizations that are rapidly deployed. Today there are 12 modules for distinct logistics operations that can be delivered as stand-alone applications or combined as a completely automated freight forwarding and TMS logistics software solutions.

Integrated

The Silver Bullet logistics management solutions can be easily integrated with any financial accounting application. As a Microsoft partner, we have specialized our supply chain technology solutions with unique, real time data integration with the Dynamics products GP and AX. Our freight forwarding software company has been a Gold Certified Microsoft Applications Developer since 2005.

Award Winning

In 2006, Microsoft recognized Silver Bullet Technologies with their Pinnacle Award for outstanding achievement with a major freight forwarder. In 2011, Microsoft again recognized our company with a Customer Excellence Award for Innovation with a west coast customs exams site. We specialize in creating leading-edge logistics systems and supporting them with best in class customer service.

How our modules fit together into a complete logistics solution

Configure your freight forwarding system for today. Expand your logistics system tomorrow.

Our software modules automate business operations for each link in the supply chain. Separating the distinct operations allows systems to be right sized for customers. 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 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.

With Silver Bullet Technologies software you will always have...

The ability to customize your solution to better serve your market

A fixed cost for your system, not an unlimited per transaction expense

24/7 service from our in-house, US based developer team

Direct control of your system with no unreliable offshore host

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Why do Silver Bullet clients thrive?

Service

When a logistics software provider 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 enterprise logistics software modules.   In fact, Microsoft thought so too when they recognized our company for “extraordinary competence” supporting the rollout of our 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 software. Based in the US, our team members 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.

Customizability

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 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 and workflow, region, and many other factors. We've designed our 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 expeditiously adapt the system to their needs.

ROI

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. Companies with better 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 software from widely used vendors and pay perpetual usage fees are missing the valuable opportunity to distinguish themselves with their software, and enjoy the financial returns and business growth that high performing software has to offer. They also miss the opportunity to own and therefore refine their software 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. They’ll only ever be as good as their SAAS provider. Alternatively, when you own your software, every year your software can become a stronger asset for your business. 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.

Financial Control

The Silver Bullet Technologies 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. 

Visibility

When logistics operations move cargo across several modes of transportation, companies are often forced to string together multiple software solutions to manage these different operations. This can lead to complexity and error in business process and data management.

All of our 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. 

Scalability

Silver Bullet Technologies was designed to offer companies the capability to not only grow vertically, but horizontally as well. Our modules comprehensively automate the supply chain in distinct, carefully defined segments. When a company uses one of our modules, they can easily add another to take advantage of a new customer request or business opportunity. This flexibility has empowered our clients to easily grow their business without having to worry about whether their software can keep up.

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 operations software was adapted to handle in-land port functionality to accommodate a new temperature controlled logistics opportunity. Without the flexibility of our software this would not have happened.

Our business is to help logistics companies keep up with the business of their customers.

Differentiation

"When you work like everybody, you're nobody"...

When you use the same 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 most efficiently and have 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 competitive edge our software provides is why we often have customers request exclusive rights to our software.

Partners

Our logistics and freight forwarding 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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