Logitude World provides the first true online freight forwarding software solution. It combines the power of cloud computing and modern technologies with a deep understanding of the Freight Forwarding Industry.
Since Logitude’ SaaS solution is rich in software modules, Release Notes are regularly issued to keep users up-to-date about new features and enhancements, as well as changes that were made since the previous release.
This version of the Release Notes introduces new features and functionalities, and describes existing features that were enhanced.
To allow our customers to transmit Ocean Import Manifest and ISF (Importer Security Filling) data to US Customs, and Borders Protection – CBP, we have chosen to do the integration with the US Cargo Management System – Artemus.
The integration “Logitude – Artemus” will save your time from the double entry of the bill of ladings in both Logitude and Artemus portal. Following the correct procedure you will transmit Voyage and BL details from Logitude and based on that Data you will be able to transmit Ocean import Manifest and ISF message from Artemus to CBP.
To start working with the pilot version, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following new documents can be printed from the Docs Out tab of a shipment: ?
A new field – Documents Closing Time, has been added to the Main Carriage leg in the Routings tab of ocean shipments, for entering a closing date and time for documents.
In order to print this field on your Booking Confirmation or on other documents, please send your request to email@example.com.
The Warehouse/Terminal routing leg can now be managed from House and Direct shipments in all directions (not restricted to Ocean Import anymore).
Two new fields have been introduced to the Warehouse/Terminal leg in the Routings tab: Warehouse Cut Off (in all non-import shipments) for entering the full return closing date, and VGM Cut Off (in export FCL and FTL shipments) for entering the verified gross mass closing date.
Logitude is now completely compatible with the Mexican Government SAT CFDI v3.3, through full integration with ProFact services.
The following distinguish our solution from others:
To activate this solution in your environment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The integration of Logitude’s Accounts Payable with the QuickBooks accounting software is now complete, so that you can connect payable payments to QuickBooks Online.
The Customs settings are activated by default in all Moroccan environments. This provides Moroccan customers the ability to use the Customs tab in shipments for managing customs details per shipment, and to issue customs invoices and credit notes from the Receivables tab.
Different templates created for the Moroccan market like Bordereau de remise, Certificat d’origine pour les pays Arabs, and many other documents including the ones designed for Customs purposes have been updated in our document library. You can upload the new templates to your environment via the Add Document from Library link in the Document Types table (Maintenance | Others | Document Types).
In accordance with our development strategy to supply a set of APIs that allow our customers to integrate Logitude with other software solutions that already exist in their companies, we are now exposing the Logitude Shipment API to our First Class package. The purpose of this API is to help you create shipments (direct and house, Air, Ocean or Inland, Import, Export or Domestic) from an external software directly to Logitude. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com and we will provide you with a tester tool and more explanations on how to use it.
Receivable and payable payments can now be recorded with negative amounts to allow you to close debit AP invoices (for example, PS Debit invoices you receive) or AR debit notes (for example, PS AR Debit invoice you issue to an agent). To create a payment in minus amount, you need to make sure:
The AR Payments Transfer option has been developed for transferring receivable payments to accounting systems using the Advanced Generic Interface. To enable this option, the AR Payment Transfer parameter in Accounting Transfer Settings must be switched on.
When transferring receivable invoices via the Logitude Generic or Advanced Generic interfaces you will notice the new details added to the transferred XML file: Bill to Code and Tenant Number (environment number).
The Notes you add to the lines of unaccounted payables, via the Payables tab of a shipment, can be noticed by the accounting department when entering the actual invoice details for those payables.
The new Report Templates option can be used to select different templates for printing reports. For more information about this feature, please contact our support system at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following document templates have been added to Logitude’s Document Library: ?
To add any of these documents to your environment, navigate to Maintenance | Others | Document Types and use the Add Document from Library option.
The Ad Hoc term has been replaced by Spot Rate. You will find the new Spot Rate label in all the screens of the Quotes module that contained the Ad Hoc label.
A new partner type – Notify, has been introduced to the Partners tab in Quotes. When connecting a quote containing a Notify partner to a shipment, the shipment is also updated with this partner. It is possible to search for quotes by Notify partner name.
Like other partners (shipper, consignee and agent), Notify too can be printed on quote templates. To display the details of this partner in your quote templates or to include it in the Quote wizard, please open a ticket at email@example.com.
It is possible to disconnect a quote from a shipment by simply clicking the Disconnect option for a connected quote in the Connected Entities tab of the shipment.
The Return to Draft action is not available from a quote as long as the quote is connected to a shipment. It becomes available again after disconnecting the quote from the shipment.
The Docs Out and Docs In tabs have been added to both cross dock entries and releases, to allow users to print and upload documents. For example, you can now print the Entry Warehouse Receipt document from a cross dock entry.
The Additional Comments field has been added to the AWB Comments window that displays when you click the Advanced button from the General Details tab in the AWB wizards. You can use this field to enter comments needed only for printing on the AWB documents (plain paper AWB, neutral AWB, etc.). These comments will not be transmitted via the FWB and FHL messages.
The restriction on the number of packages that could be added in the Packages tab of the AWB wizard has been removed. You can now add more than 9 package lines. The full details of the first 9 packages will be sent to the airlines (in the FWB/FHL messages) as usual, while the remaining lines will be sent as a single line with total weight and volume.
In addition to Aerolineas Airlines (AR), it is now possible to operate electronic bookings with Kenya Airways (KQ). The e-Booking module allows you to exchange FFR and FVR messages with this airline.
The list of airlines to which Logitude can transmit your AWBs has been updated. To check the airlines you can connect with via the e-AWB module, navigate to the e-AWB page on our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The addresses of Singapore Airlines Limited (SQ) and Kalitta Airline (K4) have been updated in our database. The updated address of these carriers will be printed on your AWB document.
The Expand All and Collapse All functionality has been introduced to the Packages tab in FCL and FTL shipments for better usability. To see the inside packages of all your containers at once, simply click the Expand All (plus) icon at the leftmost corner of the packages list.
When any change is made in the gross weight, chargeable weight, volume or quantity of a package, an alert message displays in the shipment’s Payables tab as well as the Receivables tab. This message asks the user whether to recalculate the charges amounts based on the new package details. Clicking on the recalculate button updates the charges amounts.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code field has been added to the Vessels table (Maintenance | Others | Vessels).
It is now possible to define the State to which a city belongs via the Cities table (Maintenance | Locations | Cities), so that when the city is selected while entering an address, its state will display automatically and save you time.
The editing of currency exchange rates is now controlled by user permissions. Only users assigned to a role containing the relevant permission will be able to edit exchange rates.
Your clients using the Shared Logistics module can view the container descriptions in shipments via the Info icon introduced to each line in the Cargo Info page.
The Ocean Bill of Lading Number (OBL) field in the Main Carriage routing leg of ocean shipments, can now accommodate up to 20 characters.
The Spanish and French versions of the Accounting Module include more translations now. To work in these languages, select the relevant language from Maintenance | System Settings | Local Settings.
Container Details by Voyage Report
The Shipment Long Master Number and House Number columns have been added.
Profit by Shipment Statistics Report
In addition to Create Date, the report can now be filtered also by the Operational Date.
A previously developed functionality: The Send (by email) option is available in all report screens.
The following columns are available for use in queries: ?
Several new variables have been added to different documents: ?
To add these variables to your templates, contact us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist you!
The Help Center is continually enriched with helpful training materials that provide answers to your inquiries and help you better understand the system’s features. The following have been added recently: ?
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For questions or remarks regarding these release notes, please open a ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy New Release!
The Logitude World Team