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.
Several new developments have been introduced for the management of freight carriage by rail
– Transport mode – By Rail/By Truck: For goods that will be picked up or carried by rail from or to the main carriage port, the Transport Mode field has been added to the pickup and delivery routing legs, where you can choose By Truck or By Rail.
In the on-carriage routing leg, if the selected transport mode is Inland, you will have the option to choose between By Truck and By Rail.
– Multiple On-Carriages: For FCL and FTL shipments where the packages are containers, the on-carriage routing leg can be split to have multiple on-carriages. This way, it will be possible to specify which containers will be carried by rail before others and when. The containers from the shipment packages will display in the on-carriage, only when the Split On Carriage option is selected
– Container Delivery Overview Report: This new report prints the route per container with all the necessary details, also when split from the on-carriage. To use the report, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Customs tab of shipments, Entry Summary and Entry Summary Date replaced the labels of the Customs Declaration Number and Declaration Date fields.
A new reference field – Ref 4, has been added to the Additional References section in each shipment package line.
All the references entered for a container can be printed on the Delivery Order Document (via the Docs Out tab), if the delivery was created from that container.
The interface to Mexican SAT via ProFact has been further enhanced to let you print the payments stamped by SAT, with all the necessary details. You can upload the new Payment ARP template to your environment, via the Add Document from Library link in the Document Types table (Maintenance | Others | Document Types).
Please contact us at email@example.com if you wish to print the exact VAT amount per invoice for each VAT type (including IVA and RET) in the following accounting reports:
We are integrating Logitude with the global ocean trade platform INTTRA. The interface that allows you to send shipping instructions to shipping carriers and receive their responses is currently under the Pilot stage.
The Bookings module is now connected with the e-AWB stock management mechanism. While booking flights from airlines in contract with Logitude, like Kenya Airways (KQ), for each booking message confirmed by the airline an AWB will be consumed from your stock.
When a shipment is created from the confirmed booking, the stock will not change. This means that only one AWB will be consumed per MAWB opened from Bookings or directly from the AWB wizard.
In compliance with the new requirements (as of June 2018) of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) regarding FWB/FHL messages, we have added new validations to our e-AWB module. While sending those messages, warnings will be issued when any of the new requirements is missing.
To keep pace with the European law concerning data protection and personal data privacy, we have introduced a solution for anonymizing the users and contact details defined in your environment. It is easily applied by choosing the Anonymize option (from the More button) for a user or contact record.
The New Quote and New Shipment wizards have been redesigned to eliminate the restriction of creating a quote/shipment for either a shipper or a consignee. It is now possible to select a customer from different partner types, so that you can manage your quotes and build shipments from them when dealing with another party, where neither the shipper nor the consignee is known.
Reports can now be sent out to partners, covered with a standard mail body defined in a report mail template. To use this feature, please contact us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accounting tab of partner records (Maintenance | Partners | Shippers and Consignees, Vendors, etc.) now includes separate external account fields – Receivables External ID and Payables External ID – for transferring receivables (invoices) and payables (payments) records.
If you have been using accounting interfaces, the already defined accounting ID will be automatically copied to the new fields.
To display the total invoice amount in Russian on the invoice template, please send your request to http://email@example.com.
The interface to QuickBooks Online has been developed further and now offers the following functionalities:
The AP Payments Transfer option has been developed for transferring payable payments to accounting systems using the Generic or Advanced Generic Interface. To enable this option, the AP Payment Transfer parameter in Accounting | Settings | Accounting System must be switched on after selecting the Generic and Advanced Generic Interface as the Accounting System.
While copying a quote, in addition to the Shipper and Consignee, it is now possible to also copy the Agent and Notify partners. The additional partners display for selection in the Other Partners section of the Copy Quote dialog box.
The new field – Expiration Time, in the Details tab of the Quote, is especially intended for users who need to manage freight emergency quotes where the expiration time is critical.
When building a shipment from a quote, the values of the Move Type and Incoterm fields will be copied from the quote to the corresponding fields in the General tab of the shipment.
Under the Packages tab in Ocean shipments, the descriptions of both goods and of dangerous goods are now displayed in the Details section at the bottom.
The Commodity Number and Name columns can be added to the container packages grid in Ocean shipments, as well as to the inside packages. If you would like to have these details display in the Packages Tab, please contact us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new reference field (Ref 4) has been added to the Additional References section of each shipment package line.
Follow Up management is now available for manually added events. To activate this feature, you need to set the Is Folllow-Up parameter for the relevant manual event, via Maintenance | Others | Event Types.
Improvements have been introduced to the following reports:
The Edit Custom Role button has been added to the Roles tab in the user record (via Maintenance | Others | Users) for editing the Name and Description of the custom role created for the user.
In all entities where the list of salesmen is available, only users marked as Is Salesman can be selected in the Salesman field.
In all Pickup and Delivery routing legs, Transport Document Number replaced the Truck Number label.
The lines of all types of partner addresses, including the Main Address and Billing Address, can be edited.
The following changes have been introduced to the Vessels table:
The following columns are available for use in operational queries:
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 email@example.com.
For Sales, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Release!
The Logitude World Team