Logitude Release Notes – Version R2.18
May 2018

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.

New Features

Developments for US Customers

Integration with U.S. CBP – Customs and Border Protection

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 support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.

New Documents

The following new documents can be printed from the Docs Out tab of a shipment: ?

  • Delivery Order: New template for Ocean shipments. ?
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) letter.

Document Closing Time

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 support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.

Warehouse/Terminal Management – House and Direct Shipments in All Directions

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.

Developments for Mexican Customers

SAT Interface 3.3

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:

  • The ability to print the invoices from Logitude with your own design. ?
  • The ability to share the invoices and the XMLs received from SAT with customers via email.
  • The possibility to share the invoices and the XMLs of the invoices with customers, via the Shared Logistics Module – our Track & Trace solution. ?
  • Tracing transfer statuses in Logitude to make be sure all invoices are transferred and received in SAT. ?
  • AR payments connected to AR invoices are transferred to SAT and monitored in Logitude. ?
  • Invoices and payments can be transmitted to an accounting software concurrently.

To activate this solution in your environment, please contact us at support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.

Integration with QuickBooks Online – AP payments

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.

Developments for Moroccan Customers

Default Customs Settings

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.

Template Management

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).

Logitude Shipment API

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 support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com and we will provide you with a tester tool and more explanations on how to use it.

Accounting – New Developments

Negative Offsetting of Payments

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 payment method is set as Offsetting. ?
  • The parameters Enable Negative Offset AR Payments and Enable Negative Offset AP Payments in Accounting | Settings | Accounting Settings are switched on.

Transferring Accounts Receivable Payment via Advanced Generic Interface

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.

AR Invoice, Generic Interface – File Adjustments

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).

Notes to Payable Invoice

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.

Report Templates

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 support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.

New Document Templates

The following document templates have been added to Logitude’s Document Library: ?

  • Arrival Notice in French: A new version of the standard arrival notice document in French. ?
  • Trucking Order (Import & Export): This document prints warehouse/terminal details. If you have added a terminal leg in the Routings tab of your shipment, you can send out this document to a trucking carrier to order the release of the transportation of cargo from the first pickup to the terminal if the shipment direction is export, and to order the delivery of the cargo from the terminal to the delivery point when the shipment direction is import. ?
  • Standard Shipping Note: A shipping document that gives details about the contents of a consignment to carriers, receiving authorities and forwarders.

To add any of these documents to your environment, navigate to Maintenance | Others | Document Types and use the Add Document from Library option.

Enhanced Features

Quotes Enhancements

Spot Rate Quotes instead of Ad Hoc

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.

Notify Partner

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 support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.

Disconnect Feature

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.

Return to Draft Restriction

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.

Cross Docks Improvements

Docs Out and Docs In Tabs

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.

New Cross Dock Release Features

  • Release Cancellation: The Cancel Release button is available for cancelling a release. Following this operation, the status of the release changes to Cancelled. ?
  • Create Delivery: The Create Delivery option button has been added to the cross dock release entity for directly creating a delivery from a release, instead of navigating to the shipment Routing tab to perform this operation. ?
  • Shipment Inventory Report: A new report showing the shipment packages inside a warehouse that are ready for being released.

e-AWB Wizard Improvements

Additional AWB Comments

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.

Removal of Package Lines Limitation

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.

e-Booking with Kenya Airways (KQ)

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.

Updated List of Airlines for e-AWB

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 info@logitudeworld.com.

Updated Airline Addresses

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.

Expand All and Collapse All Packages

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.

Recalculate Receivables Alert

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.

Vessel IMO Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code field has been added to the Vessels table (Maintenance | Others | Vessels).

Managing States at City Level

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.

Permissions for Exchange Rates

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.

Container Description in Shared Logistics

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.

OBL Field Increased Length

The Ocean Bill of Lading Number (OBL) field in the Main Carriage routing leg of ocean shipments, can now accommodate up to 20 characters.

Spanish and French Translations

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.

Report Improvements

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.

New Query Columns

The following columns are available for use in queries: ?

  • Customers and Agents: Address 1, Address 2, Zip Code, State and Phone. ?
  • Quotes: Number of Follow Ups – shows the number of follow ups opened from a quote.

New Variables in Documents

Several new variables have been added to different documents: ?

  • Cutoff Date and Time can be added to the Delivery Note document. ?
  • Shipper References can be printed on the AWB documents. ?
  • Actual Time of Departure (ATD) and Actual Time of Arrival (ATA) can be added to the Shipment Profit and Loss report.
  • Inside Packages Container Details grouped by package type can be added to the Forwarder’s Bill of Lading and Shipping Declaration documents. ?
  • Payable Invoice Date can be printed on Payable Payments. ?
  • The invoice lines total VAT amount, pickup and delivery addresses can be added to receivable invoice templates.

To add these variables to your templates, contact us at support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com and we will be more than happy to assist you!

New Help & Training Resources

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: ?

  • How to Build Master Packages – a new document that shows how to build the master packages from houses connected to that master. ?
  • Managing Freight and Customs in a Shipment – a new tutorial that shows how to activate customs settings, and manage both freight and customs in one shipment. ?
  • SAT-ProFact Integration – Invoices – an updated version of the SAT-ProFact Connection tutorial. ?
  • SAT-ProFact Integration – Invoices (Spanish) – an updated version of the SAT-ProFact Connection tutorial in Spanish.
  • SAT-ProFact Integration – Payments – a new tutorial that explains the procedure of transferring receivable payments to SAT via ProFact services. ?
  • SAT-ProFact Integration – Payments (Spanish) – Spanish version of the SAT-ProFact Integration – Payments document.

Contact Information

For more information or to log in to Logitude, please visit www.logitudeworld.com.
For questions or remarks regarding these release notes, please open a ticket at  support@logitudeworld.zendesk.com.
For Sales, please contact:info@logitudeworld.com
Happy New Release!
The Logitude World Team
www.logitudeworld.com

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