After evaluating several options, SRT selected Freight2020 from CMS Transport Systems. “We were leaning toward buying software from another Australian company that was larger and had more customers than CMS, but quickly saw that CMS understood our specific needs and had a robust system that could scale with our business,” said Cripps.
CMS Transport Systems is an Australian-owned company that developed its first fully integrated transport management system for one of Australia's largest transport and logistics groups in 1978. It is a leader in developing and supporting software and solutions for road freight and intermodal transport and logistics, and has been a Progress Software Partner for nearly 20 years. Freight2020 is modular and scalable, and it's successfully powering many large and multi-national transport and logistics companies, as well as small to medium Australian road transport operators.
Freight2020 was designed to assist all transport and logistics businesses in Australia and its product offering included modules for fleet management, accounting, freight management, warehouse, payroll, human resources, compliance and collaboration. It was developed on the Progress OpenEdge development environment, a scalable and open platform that is compatible with any database, user interface and operating system. The Progress OpenEdge Application Server helps CMS Transport Systems build a flexible and scalable application infrastructure. It supports an open, component-based model for partitioning applications and enables the easy distribution and reuse of business logic, thus saving time and resources.
Grant Walmsley, General Manager of CMS Transport Systems, said, “We saw that Freight2020 could do what SRT wanted, and SRT had clear ideas about how they needed to manage their business practices and we knew we could fully support those processes in Freight2020. Because our software is built on the OpenEdge environment, we knew we could scale with SRT’s requirements and ensure high availability. OpenEdge gives us the flexibility and dependability to quickly add new features to address SRT’s demanding business requirements.”
Freight2020 addresses SRT’s demands for real-time operations. Data is entered once into the system and information is immediately available to other users in other parts of the business. Manual tasks are automated, and users are guided through logical steps in each administrative process. With Freight2020, accuracy is maintained while operator efficiency is increased, and management gains 2020 vision when it comes to running the business.
Freight2020 delivers robust reporting functionality for key performance indicators such as profitability analysis by vehicle, route and customer to name just a few vital filters. As a fully integrated transport software solution, Freight2020 enables administration and operational efficiencies, improved customer service, detailed reporting capabilities and reduced revenue leakage. “SRT has strict ideas on how they want things to work, and Progress OpenEdge provides CMS with the flexibility to move quickly to customize Freight2020 to reflect SRT’s business processes,” said Walmsley.