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  • Are you struggling to consolidate your shipments?
  • Are you looking to eliminate the freight payment reconciliation process?
  • Are your freight costs getting out of control?

Manage FreightNow is an SAP ERP centric comprehensive solution with business rules that enable selection and grouping of deliveries to optimize freight costs. It eliminates requirement for freight audits, by achieving 99% invoice accuracy.

Manage FreightNow
  • Pre-defined business rules guide selection and grouping strategy for deliveries
  • Automatic 3-way match of carton, delivery, shipment with validation and verification summary document
  • Centralized self-billing system virtually eliminates invoice errors (99.99% accuracy) and reduces processing efforts and cycle time
  • Freight Cost Database improves Transportation Expense Forecast Accuracy by about 10%, guiding decision making

Features

  • Automates Grouping / Consolidation – Optimizes transportation costs for deliveries with common freight forwarder and destination
  • Validation of shipment components before despatch to freight forwarder
  • Calculates, analyzes and settles shipping costs with freight forwarder and transfers to customer invoice
  • Automatic settlement of shipment costs including freight vendor payment and GL tally
  • Group deliveries to desired hubs or customer destination using automatic, background job driven, custom logic
  • Best practices for global shipping processes, including automatic categorization of deliveries on business rules, shipping papers and more
  • Custom bar-code validation for 3-way match, granularity trace and quality dispatch
  • Cost calculation, distribution, weekly or monthly segregation and settlement for freight forwarder with customer charge back
  • Are there any additional Software or System Landscape requirements for ManageFreightNow?
    ManageFreightNow is designed to work on SAP ECC Versions 5.0 and above. The product leverages standard functionality within the SD, MM, LE and FI modules of SAP.
  • Are there any additional licenses to be purchased from SAP like Transportation Management (TM) or Extended Warehouse Management (EWM)?
    No, only standard user licenses for the core SAP ECC Modules SD, MM, LE and FI is required.
  • Can ManageFreightNow be customized to fit my company needs?
    Yes, ManageFreightNow is built on SAP’s standard business processes and all business rules around consolidation, price selection etc. can be setup using simple tables and screens provided for easy user entry.

  • How much time does it take to deploy ManageFreightNow?
    Typical ‘out of the box’ implementations range from 3 days for Shipment Consolidator to 12 days for Shipment Freight Manager
  • Does it require any special skills for Installation?
    Bristlecone Team will help implement the solution on your SAP Landscape with no additional charges for Installation. This will also include product training (End User and Admin)
  • Do upgrades to SAP ECC impact ManageFreightNow?
    No, ManageFreightNow uses a combination of Standard Business Process and User Exits provided by SAP for enhanced functionality and automation. This will use the same ‘SAP Z enhancement’ concept and so upgraded to SAP versions will have no impact on ManageFreightNow

  • How will ManageFreightNow be delivered?
    ManageFreightNow will be delivered as an add-on package for SAP ECC available for download from Bristlecone Online Store (store.bcone.com) or deployed as part of our deployment service (included in price). The deployment will be managed by our team via VPN access to your systems from one of Bristlecone’s locations.
  • How will I know which of the 4 product offerings will best suit my business need?
    Our team of experts can help you select the right product with our survey questionnaires, data sheets and interviews. Also, the product is scalable – so when your business requirements change, you can add additional offerings as needed.