Econofast2017-11-15T07:57:13+00:00

Project Description

The Project

A logistics app for quick online quoting.

Econofast is a third party shipping provider located in Edmonton, AB. They have business relationships with approximately 30 different carriers and offer clients over 1 million combinations of routes and services. Their original business process included a series of large binders filled with rate sheets from all of their shipping providers. Although this approach worked for them, Econofast was ready to increase their efficiency.

We worked with Econofast to develop a logistics app. This application automated their workflow, and what used to take their employees hours or days of flipping through binders and making phone calls, now takes them a matter of seconds. A main feature of their system is an advanced online database that accurately pulls information from each of their current rate sheets. The database is now open to clients directly, and once all of their shipping information is entered, the system generates possible shipping options with quotes immediately. Letting clients access this application directly has reduced even more admin time for Econofast.

Quote Application - Econofast - Screenshot of system

“The Fast CDRS web application PDERAS developed for our business has been instrumental in making us a more effective and efficient company. We were able to greatly reduce the time it takes to quote and close shipping requests. There are so many future possibilities for this system and our business. We are excited to continue working with PDERAS in the future!”

Kurtis Ripplinger, President, Econofast Shipping Systems

Going Paperless

From binders to an automated system.

We worked with Econofast to ensure each area of their application improved their workflow in some way. Custom functions were developed so that they ended up with a personalized logistics app that is completely suited to their business process.

After an Econofast employee logs into the system, they can quickly view all submitted shipping requests right from the main dashboard. They can then go through each quote request in order to generate a Bill of Lading, and send each Bill of Lading to the appropriate shipping provider with the click of a button. As each shipping request is activated, they automatically move to a completed area –off of the main dashboard– and the client who submitted the shipping request is alerted that the shipment procedure has begun.

Quote Application - Econofast - Screenshot of system

Technologies

Laravel
Laravel
jquery
jQuery
HTML
HTML
Sass
Sass
Javascript
JavaScript
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Vue.js

Integrations

Sparkpost
SparkPost
Datatables
Datatables