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Advanta Software releases the next generation in track and trace, ATLAS eZtrace

  • 27 May, 2008 11:43

<p>SYDNEY – 27th May 2008 – Advanta Software, specialist software solutions provider to the Logistics and 3PL marketplace announced the release of ATLAS eZtrace, an advanced PDA based track and trace system.</p>
<p>ATLAS eZtrace is an innovative delivery management solution which records, captures and displays information on the delivery status of goods to the user. ATLAS eZtrace provides for full visibility of the product delivery status to the host and the end client as the product status location is updated through the supply chain process. The display can range from a specific warehouse area to the actual receipt from a customer, verified by the customer’s signature.</p>
<p>ATLAS eZtrace uses the advanced PDA technology to record details of consignment, delivery and to record customer signatures. ATLAS eZtrace also utilizes GPRS communication technology to provide for instant real time updating of databases, therefore allowing clients and customers to verify the status of their goods instantly via a simple internet connection.</p>
<p>ATLAS eZtrace is a track and trace system which is compatible with all products from any market segment. Logical Freight Solutions (LFS) is a leading national and international provider of logistical services to the biotech industry. LFS are using Advanta Software’s ATLAS eZtrace product to track the delivery of various time sensitive, high valued, hazardous and temperature controlled goods for their customers (please see www.lfs.com.au for further details).</p>
<p>As ATLAS eZtrace uses state of the art technologies to capture, transfer and store information, a large reduction in paperwork will be achieved, and as a result; a more cost efficient delivery management system is implemented. The simplicity and user friendly graphic user interface allows the training costs of the delivery drivers to be kept to a minimum which compliments the cost efficiency of this advanced track and trace system.</p>
<p>By using ATLAS eZtrace, clients are provided with a peace of mind tool which is effective, cost efficient, innovative and simple to use. This advanced real time track and trace system carries many beneficial features. Some of the many features include:</p>
<p>• The ability to produce driver load sheets in reverse drop sequence. If required ATLAS eZtrace will account for the costs and payments to the delivery drivers.</p>
<p>• The ability to produce delivery manifests including any special instructions associated with the deliveries</p>
<p>• ATLAS eZtrace will allow users to download the manifest data onto compliant PDA devices which uses the Microsoft operating system</p>
<p>• The display of a list of consignments in the anticipated drop sequence order on a hand held PDA device</p>
<p>• The ability to record a variety of usable delivery information. Including the delivery date and time, the number of cartons to be delivered or dropped, the amount to be accepted by the customer, the amount of cash and cheques to be collected and the recording of a customer signature to confirm receipt</p>
<p>• The ability to send a delivery confirmation back to the host via email through the advanced GPRS network</p>
<p>• An updated of the Advanta Software system as the host system receives and processes the delivery confirmation email</p>
<p>• The web view order status enquiry can be updated to reflect the date and the time of delivery. The web view order status enquiry will also display the signature captured on the PDA at the point of delivery</p>
<p>• ATLAS eZtrace uses a simple GUI (graphic user interface) which allows for cost effective training for delivery drivers to utilize the benefits of this system</p>
<p>• ATLAS eZtrace will communicate with other ATLAS modules on the clients system.</p>
<p>The new ATLAS eZtrace solution is a one stop real time track and trace system which will benefit any organisation through greater visibility, cost efficiency and greater accuracy in information.</p>
<p>About Advanta Software
Advanta Software is dedicated to the development, implementation &amp; support of leading Information Technology solutions for the Logistics and 3rd Party Logistics marketplace.</p>
<p>By combining advanced functionally-rich software, the expertise of a team of skilled IT professionals and a proven project management and support methodology Advanta creates complete solutions that deliver value to its client organisations over many years.</p>
<p>Advanta’s solutions are built on the ATLAStm product suite, which is designed to manage all facets of distribution, freight management, warehouse management, contract warehousing, order processing, inventory and supply chain management, sales analysis and e-fulfilment. ATLAStm can be operated alone or integrated to an existing ERP system.</p>
<p>For more information please visit www.advantasoftware.com.au</p>
<p>About ATLAStm</p>
<p>ATLAStm is a comprehensive suite of over thirty software application modules designed to manage all facets of distribution, freight management, warehouse management, contract warehousing, order processing, inventory and supply chain management, sales analysis and e-fulfilment.</p>
<p>ATLAStm is modular, allowing users to implement what they need and add to it over time as more functionality is needed. All modules are integrated and work together in a consistent way. They can also be integrated with third party applications.</p>
<p>ATLAStm is made up from four application sets;
- Supply Chain Execution covering Warehouse Management, Paperless Warehousing , Scan Packing, Freight Management, 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) Client Billing
- Supply Chain Management covering Distribution, Purchasing, Vendor Management, Distribution Resource Planning, and Financials
- eLogistics including Web ordering, Web enquiries, Track and Trace, Web portals, Document management and distribution
- Customer Relationship Management – including Contact Management, Email Management, and Opportunity Management</p>
<p>ATLAStm is highly configurable. It has been designed to meet the varied needs of a wide range of organisations using simple configuration options and modularity. Advanta also provides customisation for needs that cannot be satisfied by configuration.</p>
<p>For more information please visit www.advantasoftware.com.au</p>

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