Catapult launches new version of freight quote management system
CATAPULT, part of the Accelya Group and creator of a freight rate and freight quote management system, has launched QMS 5
CATAPULT, part of the Accelya Group and creator of a freight rate and freight quote management system, has launched QMS 5.0, a new version of its flagship product.
QMS 5.0 builds upon the strengths of past achievements, which include high-accuracy rates, complete and flexible surcharge capture, and control over visibility and margin management, by adding new features that the company says will 'alter the state of the industry'.
Many industry experts, including CEO Virgil Ferreria, have collaborated to ensure QMS 5.0 is designed around an increasingly younger and more digitized workforce. Users will be introduced to an intuitive interface that is fully responsive across all devices. This is significant in that pricing managers and sales representatives can now access QMS anytime and anywhere.
QMS 5.0 links air, ocean, rail and road buy-and-sell rates together for freight forwarders' end clients. The new quoting screen encourages users to 'shop' for rates by carrier, link multiple legs and modes, and create new spot rates all in the same place. Further, you can customise a quote sheet that is specific to your company to speed up your response to end-customers.
Throughout the past 18 months, Catapult systems analyst Chris Dillard travelled the globe, previewing QMS 5.0 framework to existing clients and potential users alike to gauge feedback and get to the heart of the customer's needs. In turn, many of those recommendations were incorporated into this upgraded version of the product.
'We are in the business of technology but rely heavily on customer interactions and direct feedback to provide the most efficient and positive outcomes for our users,' said Mr Ferreria. 'Many of the features of Catapult's new interface are based on that input.
'We are thrilled to roll out QMS 5.0 and effectively change the rate management to quoting process in the freight management market as we know it.'