Brokerware Updates August 27th, 2021

New Updates

Efficiency Changes

  • Tracking Tiles:
    • New Actions Now Available:
      • Edit Commodities
        • You can now edit the commodities and pricing information of a shipment directly from the tracking tiles. You no longer have to visit the shipment profile to perform this action.
      • View Terminal Information
        • You can now view the shipper and consignee terminal information directly from the tracking tiles. You no longer have to visit the shipment profile to perform this action.
  • Shipment Profile
    • Added ‘Clear Information’ button to the ‘Edit/View’ screen for shipment addresses
    • The ‘Carrier Cost’ will now display when receiving the payable on a shipment profile
  • EDI 210 Matching Page Changes:
    • You can now view the shipment carrier cost vs the EDI cost side by side.
    • The load number is now a hyperlink back to the shipment profile.
  • Lost Opportunity Report Changes
    • Added a pickup date filter
    • Added a pickup date column
    • Added sorting to the columns
  • 3PL Systems API Changes
    • Added better error messaging to the ‘SendDocs’ API endpoint
  • T-Force Integration Changes
    • Added error messaging to better explain why an electronic dispatch may be failing
  • Access Level Changes
    • Updated ‘Sales’ access to ‘Customer Sales’ in preparation for the introduction of ‘Carrier Sales’ support

Upcoming Major Changes:

  • Carrier Sales Support
    • By the end of September, you will be able to begin managing your carrier sales team within Brokerware. We are excited to bring this feature to you and your team and look forward to providing further information to you regarding this.
  • Integration with My Carrier Packets
    • Development has begun on My Carrier Packets. You can expect to see this in production by mid-September.
  • Mass Rater
  • Parcel Support
    • It’s finally almost here and we cannot wait to share this with you and your team. You will be able to offer another level of support that you never had access to in the past. Watch out for an invite to an exclusive introduction of Parcel Support in September. Official release is scheduled for October.

Brokerware Updates August 20th, 2021

New Release Notes

  • New Report: Lost Opportunities
    • This new report allows you to provide a report to your customer on the potential savings they could have received in the event they went with the lowest cost carrier available to them as compared to the carrier they selected. It will be made available on the customer portal as well as the staff portal under ‘Customer Tools’
    • Staff Portal:
      • Carrier Selected
      • Carrier Cost
      • Carrier Billed
      • Carrier Transit Time
      • Lost Opportunity Carrier
      • Lost Opportunity Cost
      • Lost Opportunity Billed
      • Lost Carrier Transit Time
    • Customer Portal:
      • Customer Billed Amount
      • Carrier Selected
      • Transit Time
      • Lost Opportunity Carrier
      • Lost Opportunity Billed
      • Lost Opportunity Carrier Transit Time
  • New 3PL Systems APIs
    • Get Customer List
      • This API will allow you to pull all customers from your application and insert them into a separate system such as a CRM, ERP, or WMS allowing you to sync your applications. It is labeled ‘Get Customer List’.
    • AP Payments, AR Payments, Void AR Payments, Void AP Payments
      • You can now process AR Payments, AP Payments, Void AR Payments, and Void AP Payments through an external system without utilizing the current accounting platforms that Brokerware has natively integrated. This opens up the opportunity to integrate our accounting system into any and all accounting platforms.
  • New Rating API
    • Cross Country Logistics
  • Shipmind Changes
    • Electronic Dispatching is no longer reliant on electronic rating. This allows you to automate shipments that are not selected via the LCR utilizing XML rates.
  • Mass Duplicate Feature
    • Removed ‘Pro Number’ as a field that was being mass duplicated
  • Duplicate Pro Warning
    • Added a new warning to warn your team if a pro number that you’re entering is a duplicate pro number.
  • Added Indonesia support to shipment creation
    • Custom fields that are customer-facing are now searchable through the global search engine

Upcoming Major Changes:

  • Carrier Sales Support
    • We are excited to finally bring Carrier Sales support to Brokerware at the start of September. This will give you the ability to separate your carrier and customer sales team within Brokerware.
  • Integration with My Carrier Packets
    • My Carrier Packets has been an integration our customers and the 3PL Staff have been excited about for some time now. We are finally bringing it to Brokerware in September.
  • Consolidated Shipping
    • A separate email will go out to our user base with a sneak peek of Consolidated Shipping in early September.
  • Mass Rater

Brokerware Updates August 6th, 2021

New Release Notes

  • New Data Fields
    • Shipment References/Dispatch Fields
      • Dispatcher Name
      • Dispatcher Email
      • Dispatcher Phone
  • A new ‘Trashcan’ has been added to the ‘Edit Stops’ modal on the shipment profile to allow you to quickly clear the address information
  • ‘Receive Payables’ on the shipment profile will now display the carrier cost directly on the modal
  • Increased the data shown on AR/AP Aging reports from 10 records to 200 records
  • Invoice Late Fees
    • A new feature is available that will allow you to have automatic late fees applied to your client’s invoices based on a percentage that you configure under ‘Invoice Preferences’ under ‘Customer Tools’
  • Removed ‘Estimated Delivery Date’ from the BOL based on popular demand
  • Added ‘Bill of Lading Notes’ to the ‘CreateShipment’ 3PL API endpoint
  • Added XPO Delivery Appointment
  • Greatly improved on EDI 214 matching success rate
  • Updated the Dayton Freight API to automatically consider shipments that have a linear feet greater than 7 feet to be considered as ‘Excessive Length’
  • Updated the Truckstop Pay integration to automatically remove failed requests from the Truckstop Pay log after they have been resolved

Issues Resolved

  • Revamped the ‘Invoice Printing’ via Email to not timeout no matter the number of invoices
  • Clear Lane API accessorial issues are now resolved
  • Old Dominion API accessorial issues are now resolved
  • Resolved an issue impacting Hazmat shipments while rating volume shipments through SMC3 Rateware XL
  • Resolved an issue impacting Authorize.Net CC Processing
  • Resolved an issue impacting HubTran invoice creation within Brokerware

Brokerware Updates July 30th, 2021

New Release Notes

  • New Account Sync
    • The new Brokerware accounting sync has finally been completed after many months of in-depth work. This sync resolves many of the headaches that you run up against in your day-to-day operations. Some of the primary sync errors are due to mismatched customers, carriers, AR invoices, and AP Invoices. Furthermore, it also previously required our team to log into your system to reinstall the sync tool anytime there was a change. This tool solves those issues and many more. Below you will find some of the new features included:
      • Features:
        • Customer Reconciliation:
          • This feature will automatically compare all of your customers within Brokerware vs all of your customers within your accounting system all at once. This will prevent current and future errors after your team have gone through the process of reviewing and mapping the data all at once.
        • Carrier Reconciliation:
          • This feature will automatically compare all of your carriers within Brokerware vs all of your carriers within your accounting system all at once. This will prevent current and future errors after your team have gone through the process of reviewing and mapping the data all at once.
        • AR Reconciliation:
          • This feature will compare all of your AR invoices within Brokerware vs all your AR invoices within your accounting system pointing out potential errors and things that may need your eyes to review.
        • AP Reconciliation:
          • This feature will compare all of your AP invoices within Brokerware vs all of your AP invoices within your accounting system pointing out potential errors and things that may need your eyes to review.
  • 3PL Systems API Changes & Additions:
  • New System Alert:
    • New alerts added to the AR and AP Invoicing screens will further alert your team that a duplicate pro number or invoice is being received for the same load.
  • LCR Spot Quote
    • Your team can now select a carrier rate and customize the customer quote directly from the LCR by utilizing the new ‘Spot Quote’ feature.

System Changes

  • Removed ‘Est. Delivery’ date from the BOL for shipments. This was removed due to a large amount of feedback of clients being incorrectly charged on ‘Guaranteed Delivery’ fees.
  • EDI 214 will now auto-match to shipments considered ‘Automated LTL’ after it is in dispatch status if not originated in an automated fashion.
  • Updated DAT Review to use ‘Est Linehaul Total’ if miles are under 250.
  • Zero dollar payables will no longer be included in the AP Export file.
  • Customer logins (your customer) can no longer edit/add addresses or cancel a shipment after the shipment has already been dispatched.
  • Changed the ‘Spot Quote’ feature on the LCR total to be read-only.
  • Added Averitt auth key support to the ‘Carrier Integrations’ page.

Issues Resolved

  • Resolved an issue surrounding ‘Tonnage Billing’ preventing it from rounding up to the nearest penny.
  • Resolved an issue surrounding ‘Edit Stops’ on the shipment profile preventing clients from swapping multiple stops on misc. shipments.
  • Rate Quote numbers will now once again pull for Midwest Motors.
  • Resolved an issue impacting Dayton electronic dispatching from working.
  • Resolved an issue impacting Averitt deficit weight.
  • An alert message has been added to warn your team if EDI 210 has not been setup for a payer in the event invoices are configured to send as EDI 210.

Brokerware Updates July 23rd, 2021

New Release Notes

  • Support has been added to Pre-Populated Pro numbers to add leading zeros.
  • New Penn Electronic Dispatching support has been added.
  • Added ‘Delivery Appointment’ accessorial support for Midwest Motor Express.
  • New System Theme Available: Azure
  • New Central Freight API:
    • Electronic Tracking
  • New New Penn API:
    • Electronic Dispatching

System Changes

  • Clicking outside of the shipment profile ‘Edit Address’ modal will now automatically close the modal.
  • A new error message will now display when there is a failure to updating the systems Est. Delivery Date or Pickup Date.
  • Increased the wait time for RIST rating API from 10 seconds to 30 seconds due to a slow response from their API.

Issues Resolved

  • Resolved an issue preventing ‘Cargo Cut-Off Date’ from matching your system configured time zone.
  • The system will no longer log a blank note in the event an EDI 204 is processed with a blank note.
  • Resolved an issue impacting the Averitt Rating API and the discount applied to each item.
  • Resolved an issue preventing Hercules transit times from populating properly.
  • Resolved an issue impacting UPS excessive length rating.
  • Resolved rating discrepancies with New Penn, Estes and YRC.
  • Resolved an issue impacting electronic dispatching to Pitt Ohio by providing the proper open and close time.

Brokerware V2 Update April 9th, 2021

New System Updates

  • NEW REPORT: Profit and Loss Report
    • This new report can be found under ‘Admin Reports.’ It will give you a breakdown of your P&L within a given timeframe that you specify.
  • 3PL Systems: Create Shipment API
    • You can now pass in custom reference fields within our ‘Create Shipment’ API allowing you more flexibility with your customer base.
  • MacroPoint
    • MacroPoint will now update the status of your shipment as it progresses through its lifecycle.
    • The MacroPoint integration will now trigger outbound EDI 214s to your client if EDI is being utilized.
  • Invoice Changes
    • On Ocean or Drayage shipments, the ‘Ocean BOL’ and ‘Container’ number will now display on invoices.
  • Dispatch Sheet
    • Added ‘Linear Feet’ and ‘Miles’ under commodities.
  • Document Uploader
    • Default document type to ‘Other.’
    • Added a new document type ‘Carrier Bill.’
  • DAT Loadboard
    • Carrier ‘Cost’ will no longer transmit to the load board. Instead, it will now pass ‘Target Rate.’
    • Resolved an issue with dimensions not calculating properly when there are multiple pallets within a single line item.
      • I.E. 2 Pallets – DIMS: 48x48x48 will now pass as 8 FT instead of 4 FT if ‘Linear Feet’ is not populated.
  • Quote Tile
    • You can now mark shipments as ‘Booked’ from the quote tile.
  • Booked Not Covered
    • You can now mass post to the load boards utilizing our mass update tool from the ‘Booked Not Covered’ tile.
  • Report Builder
    • When a report is downloaded, it will now name the report the name of the report you gave it within the system rather than ‘ReportBuilder(XXXXX).’
    • Added ‘Shipment Value’ as an available field.
  • Carrier SCAC Codes
    • Added support for Alpha/Numeric SCAC codes rather than only Alpha SCAC codes.
  • FedEx E-Dispatching
    • Resolved an issue when an extension number exists after a phone number preventing you from being able to electronically dispatch.
  • Disabled Staff
    • Disabled staff will no longer show up in the staff dropdowns for ‘Commissions’ or ‘Account Manager’ under the customer profile.
  • Commodity Screen
    • Added a new feature that allows you to not update commissions when you make changes to the commodity labeled ‘Do Not Update Commission.’
  • International Country Support
    • Added Malaysia support to the platform.
  • PCF Calculation
    • Resolved an issue when a commodity is being updated to provide the correct PCF calculation output.

Brokerware V2 Update April 2nd, 2021

New System Updates

  • New Integration: Paperwise
    • Paperwise is a document repository system that utilizes OCR technology to map files automatically to the proper loads within Brokerware. Also, if you upload files within Brokerware, they will automatically map back to Paperwise.
  • Report Builder
    • Added ‘Has Received Payable’ as a selectable field.
    • Added ‘BOL Required’ as a selectable field.
    • Added ‘POD Required’ as a selectable field.
    • Added ‘Tariff Type’ as a selectable field.
  • Added ‘Residential Delivery’ support for Hercules rating API.
  • Added a new option to allow you to ‘Re-Invoice’ a shipment after it has been reinstated.
  • Resolved an issue impacting ‘Excessive Length’ rating with Hercules.
  • Resolved an issue preventing you from sorting by carrier under the ‘Delivered’ tile.
  • Resolved a rating issue preventing Best Overnite from rating properly when multiple commodities are passed on a shipment profile to their API.
  • Disabled customer contacts will no longer show as available contacts when sending documents from Brokerware.
  • Corrected accessorial mappings for Priority One Services.
  • Added date validation when creating invoices to prevent dates such as ‘0221-01-01’
  • Added further email validation within the application to prevent incorrect emails from being stored.
  • Added support for ‘New Zealand’ to the create shipment forms.

Brokerware V2 Update March 26th, 2021

New System Updates

  • NEW 3PL Systems API: Upload Documents
    • This is a new API that will allow you to use our APIs to upload documents to shipment profiles from other systems. It can be integrated into your customers systems, a custom app that scans documents for you, or you can create custom widgets with it.
  • NEW Integration: YRC Critical and Accelerated Rates
  • NEW Integration: Sutton E-Dispatching
  • NEW Integration: Banyan GFP Support
  • NEW Integration: SANTRAX
    • Santrax allows you to track shipments utilizing a GPS location device that is located physically on the shipment.
  • Office Location GL Support
    • Added GL Code support on office location level so that you can separate AP and AR on a per office location.
  • Upgraded from .NET Core 2.0 to .NET Core 3.1 Framework NEW Integration: YRC Critical and Accelerated Rates
  • Added a new ‘In Dispute’ filter on the dashboard that will filter out disputes from the ‘Not Invoiced’ filter.
  • Updated all carrier logos on the LCR with vectored images to bring you a higher quality look and feel.
  • Added ECHO tracking URL to the shipment profile when a shipment is being moved through ECHO.
  • Global EDI 214 (Tracking Updates)
    • You can now setup EDI 214 to send to other systems for all of your shipments to update the status accordingly.

System Changes & Bug Fixes

  • 3PL Systems: Create Shipment API
    • You can now pass shipment ‘Cost’ and shipment ‘Status’ through our create shipment API.
  • Resolved an issue preventing AAA Cooper from electronically dispatching.
  • Added validation to the customer refund page to check if the user entered a check date or if it is invalid.
    • Electronic BOLs and PODs will default to being viewable by your customers. This can be disabled through your customer preferences on a per-customer basis.
  • Added validation when dispatching a shipment to identify whether a staff member is assigned to a shipment when dispatching the load.
    • Updated the WWEX rating API to resolve issues around Hazmat Class and Emergency Phone Contact.
  • Resolved an issue impacting Magnum Transportation when bad API credentials are entered.
  • Commission accruals will now properly be created when a commission is added after an invoice is created.
  • Corrected an issue to allow XPO to properly rate if the shipment is Canada to Canada.
  • MIDW is now properly mapped to work with SMC3 Functions.
    • Our clients customers can no longer edit general information, reference information, or commodities after the shipment has been dispatched.
  • Our customers clients shipment notes will now stamp as public rather than private when your customer makes changes.
  • Mode Filter has been added to the ‘Lane History’ and ‘Shipment Volume: Lane History’ pages.

Brokerware V2 Update March 19th, 2021

New System Updates

  • Customer Defined Fields
    • You now have the ability to create custom fields on a per-customer level rather than on a global level. This feature can be found on the ‘Customer Profile’ under ‘Customer Tools’ labeled ‘Custom Ref Fields’.
  • 3PL Systems API Changes
    • New Document API
      • We’ve added a new endpoint that allows you or your customers to upload documents into the system without having to log in.
    • Create Shipment API Changes
      • New fields made available:
        • Shipment Status
          • Shipment status will allow your customer or team to select the status of the shipment when passing the shipment information into Brokerware.
        • Carrier Cost
          • You can now pass the carrier cost into the system along with the customer billed amounts.
        • Carrier SCAC
          • You can now assign a carrier to a shipment within the ‘Create Shipment’ API.
  • Global EDI 204 & 214 (Outbound) Functionality
    • EDI 204s (Load Tenders) and EDI 214s (Tracking Updates) can now be sent outbound out of the system for all shipments. This is typically used by companies that have two platforms managing their shipment data.
  • New Integration: Sensitech
    • Sensitech is a device-driven tracking platform that allows you to track shipments in live time within the system.
  • New Integration: 5 String Solutions
    • Added Rating and E-Dispatching to the system for 5 String Solutions.
  • Rail Support
    • Rail support has been added to the system. You can select this new shipment mode type from the shipment creation screen. Once selected, it will change the available fields on the page and provide the fields necessary to move Rail based shipments.

System Changes

  • Electronic BOL’s and POD’s will default to show to your customers when creating a new client account. This can be changed within the ‘Customer Preferences’ under ‘Customer Tools.’
  • ShipMind: Made City, State, and Zip fields required.
  • Customer Product List: The ‘Product Code’ has been added to the product catalog. Expanded the Product Description field to display more information.
  • Added multi-currency support to EDI 204s (Outbound).
  • Hubtran: Added ‘Quick Pay Fee’ support.
  • ‘Assigned To:’ will now automatically assigned to the individual who created the shipment.

Misc. Bug Fixes

  • ITS Onboarding
    • Resolved issues with data not saving to the Carrier Profile.
  • Banyan Integration
    • GFP labels are now pulling back and showing up properly within the application.
  • Forward Air
    • Resolved an issue preventing successful E-Dispatches to the carrier.
  • FourKites
    • Resolved an issue preventing the FourKites integration from passing all shipment data into their system.