Virtual Dispatch of Stouffville, Ont. has introduced Excelerate Live, a new and completely web-based dispatch system for carriers, brokers and 3PL’s. Web-based applications are increasingly becoming the secret weapon of transportation companies large and small, the company says, because they’re affordable, cost-effective, and perhaps most important, mobile. They’re accessible anytime, anywhere as long as you have the internet, and no hardware is required – just a web browser.

Excelerate Live is ACE and EDI ready. Users can create orders online, e-mail detailed confirmations to drivers, create professional invoices, and send them electronically (along with proof-of-delivery documents through the document imaging option). Users can also create a log-in for their clients to track and trace the status of their orders on-line.

Users get fully automatic updates and back-up procedures, along with the promise of decreased system slowdowns and lower administrative costs. The system is said to be easy to use, with most companies ready for action in less than an hour. Aside from creating a user name and password, there’s nothing to install or set up.

Virtual Dispatch president Mike Januszewski notes that size doesn’t matter here, meaning that very small fleets are especially able to take advantage of this monthly-subscription application.

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