HighJump Software Expands Transportation Management (TMS) Capabilities Through Partnership with MercuryGate

HighJump Software Expands Transportation Management (TMS) Capabilities Through Partnership with MercuryGate

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (April 26, 2010)--HighJump Software <http://www.highjump.com/> , a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today it is augmenting its existing capability in transportation management through a partnership with MercuryGate. The partnership will bolster HighJump Software’s current supply chain management software suite by adding new functionality for the management of international inbound and outbound transportation and robust transportation management functionality for third party logistics (3PL) providers.

To maximize the value from a transportation management system (TMS), shippers and 3PL’s are turning to systems that have capability for international and multi-mode shipments. The HighJump TMS can now coordinate and optimize complex multi-stop, multi-modal shipments, including ocean, air, rail, LTL, TL, and parcel. The solution also supports multi-currency and inter-geography shipments. Additionally, more companies are outsourcing their logistics to 3PL providers. The solution allows the 3PL to easily implement and on-board new clients and to leverage transportation across all of their clients reducing costs and maximizing profits. HighJump’s transportation solution continues to be deployed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which connects shippers with an extensive network of carriers and allows them to begin processing shipments using the system in a matter of weeks. The overall solution is web service enabled and utilizes HighJump Software’s unique adaptable architecture which allows companies to use their supply chain processes as sources of competitive advantage.

“The MercuryGate TMS has comprehensive functionality for international shipping and third-party logistics,” said Monica Wooden, CEO and Co-Founder, MercuryGate. “The combination of MercuryGate’s TMS and HighJump Software's supply chain management software suite creates a powerful solution to manage nearly all aspects of the supply chain.”

“Transportation is significant cost in our customer’s supply chains,” said Russell Fleischer, CEO, HighJump Software. “HighJump’s unique adaptable architecture, combined with MercuryGate’s web-services-based TMS capability allows customers to create unique supply chain workflows that allow transportation cost to be reduced at every stage in a complex supply chain.”

About HighJump Software Inc.

HighJump Software is a global provider of supply chain management software that streamlines the flow of inventory and information from supplier to store shelf. More than 1,500 customers worldwide have transformed their supply chains using HighJump Software. HighJump Software solutions for distribution and logistics <http://www.highjump.com/Solutions/Pages/DistributionandLogistics.aspx> , direct store delivery <http://www.highjump.com/Solutions/Pages/DirectStoreDelivery.aspx> , mobility <http://www.highjump.com/Solutions/Pages/Mobility.aspx> and manufacturing <http://www.highjump.com/Solutions/Pages/Manufacturing.aspx> include: warehouse management systems <http://www.highjump.com/Products/WarehouseManagement/Pages/WarehouseManagementOverview.aspx> , transportation management systems <http://www.highjump.com/Products/TransportationManagement/Pages/default.aspx> , route accounting systems <http://www.highjump.com/Products/DirectStoreDelivery/Pages/RouteAccounting.aspx> , manufacturing execution <http://www.highjump.com/Products/ManufacturingExecution/Pages/MESOverview.aspx> , mobile sales <http://www.highjump.com/Products/MobileSalesServiceDelivery/Pages/MobileSales,ServiceDeliveryOverview.aspx> and ERP data collection <http://www.highjump.com/Products/ERPDataCollection/Pages/ERPDataCollectionOverview.aspx> . Functionally rich and highly adaptable HighJump Software solutions support growing and evolving businesses in distribution <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/Pages/WholesaleIndustrialDistribution.aspx> , food and beverage <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/FoodBeverage/Pages/default.aspx> , 3PL <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/Pages/LogisticsServiceProvider3PL.aspx> , retail <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/Pages/Retail.aspx> , healthcare <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/Pages/Healthcare.aspx> and consumer goods <http://www.highjump.com/Industries/Pages/ConsumerGoods.aspx> industries.
About MercuryGate

MercuryGate delivers solutions that allow shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistics providers to plan their transportation, execute their freight movements, and analyze the performance of all involved. Customers optimize loads, rate and route loads, spot quote through both private and public bid boards, tender freight, track movements, audit carrier freight invoices, and send customer invoices. Through a customizable workflow engine, MercuryGate customers are able to move the straightforward parcel, LTL (less than truckload), and truckload shipments as well as the more demanding multi-leg ocean, air, and rail movements. Customers may then analyze the information gathered as they move freight to provide key performance indicators on their internal business as well as on carriers, suppliers, and all parties in the supply chain. For more information, visit www.mercurygate.com.

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