Prophesy Dispatch Streamlines Growing Freight Transportation and Logistics Services for Bee-Line

Jun 20, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – June 20, 2013 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has issued a case study of Accellos Prophesy DispatchSeries for Bee-Line.

Company

Founded in 1964 by Gordon McMillan, Bee-Line is a growing non-asset and asset based logistics and freight transportation services company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Originally, Bee-Line provided small package courier services to the Houston area. At its founding, the company consisted of only five employees and less than 50 owner-operator cargo vans. Today, Bee-Line remains a family-run business which employs 50 staff members and runs a brokerage operation. Bee-Line also runs a trucking operation consisting of a fleet of 150 owner-operators.

Situation

In the spring of 2011, Bee-Line searched for a brokerage solution to replace a proprietary system that was not conducive to the company’s growing needs. Bee-Line Logistics (freight brokerage division of Bee-Line) was in need of a powerful freight brokerage solution with the ability to store carrier data and generate rate confirmations among other important items.

Solution

After researching a number of brokerage dispatch solutions including Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage and more than five competitor products, the Bee-Line Logistics Team decided to move ahead. Intrigued by the Prophesy solution, Patrick McMillan, Bee-Line President, and Matt McMillan, Vice President, requested a live demonstration of Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage with integration to Quickbooks® Accounting from Prophesy National Sales Manager, Kevin Pasternack.

Product

Accellos’ Prophesy DispatchSeries solution offers a fully integrated suite of transportation management features. The industry-preferred software handles dispatch, accounting, maintenance, compliance, billing, driver pay and everything in between. Prophesy Dispatch solves the critical needs and time-consuming tasks that today’s trucking companies and brokers struggle with. Prophesy DispatchSeries works with Quickbooks®, Microsoft Dynamics GP®, Peachtree®, MAS/90® and most popular accounting software packages.

Results

Bee-Line started with an 11 user version of Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage version with integration to QuickBooks® as well as Prophesy’s Mileage & Routing module, Document Imaging and Load Posting modules. Bee-Line has seen strong results as a product of the Prophesy solutions. They describe the results as “night and day”. They are especially happy because they are able to house all of their company data in one streamlined solution. Additionally, in September of 2012, Bee-Line Logistics added the SaferWatch™ module to their Prophesy DispatchSeries software, and began to see additional impressive results in both time savings and compliance right away.

“Now that all of our information is housed in one solution, the dispatching process is much more streamlined. We experienced enhancements in many areas including lane charge history searches that make spot rating more accurate, booking loads, generating customer and carrier confirmations, assigning and researching carriers, billing and settlements.”

“This tool really helps us to protect ourselves from a negligent hiring standpoint. We know who we’ve contracted and are confident that they are 100% set when we are using them. We’ll never hire an unsatisfactory rated or conditionally rated carrier; the Prophesy and SaferWatch™ integration protects us against that by utilizing our defined settings...”

The full case study is available at:  http://www.accellos.com/casestudies/bee-line-delivery-service/

 

About Accellos

Accellos is a global provider of software solutions specifically designed for the unique needs of logistics service providers and midsized businesses. Over 3,000 companies trust Accellos to be the technology backbone of their global supply chains. Accellos provides solutions for warehouse management systems (WMS)third party logistics (3PL)fleet managementtransportation management systems (TMS)trading partner integration (EDI)automated barcode data collectionparcel shippingtransportation optimization and supply chain business intelligence. Accellos solutions are built on the AccellosOne platform, a modern technology platform featuring a user-friendly interface and simplified technical administration. For more information, email info@accellos.com or visitwww.accellos.com.

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