Software technology provider Trans+Plus Systems Corp. has announced that it is enhancing its Fleet Manager Professional package to provide an automatically generated e-manifest solution to help customers easily manage Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) requirements and comply with the new regulations set by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“Partnering with CrimsonLogic — to develop a simplified method for carriers to provide automated advance manifest information prior to their arrival into the U.S. — just made sense,” says Dave Wright, president of Guelph, Ontario-based Trans+Plus. “They were the first in Canada to be fully accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to provide connectivity into the U.S. Automated Commercial Environment.”
CrimsonLogic is an IT solutions provider offering business-to-business services worldwide. Supporting technology integration to its Web-based connectivity software, CrimsonLogic helps technology providers like Trans+Plus provide an integrated solution that will help their customers easily comply with the upcoming ACE regulations that will require carriers crossing into the United States through Canada or Mexico to submit pre-notification of shipment details prior to arriving at the border.
By entering an agreement with CrimsonLogic, Trans+Plus customers using Fleet Manager Professional will be able to send an e-manifest directly to CBP without leaving the program. The partnering of technology will help Trans+Plus customers reduce costs and save time, Wright says. It shortens data entry time by eliminating the need to have employees re-enter information regarding trips, crew and passengers, equipment and commodities on the ACE Secure Data Portal, he says.
“Trans+Plus is dedicated to their customers’ success,” Wright says. “We’ve been gearing up for ACE for quite some time now. We feel it’s our duty to guide our customers and provide the tools they need to be more efficient, save money and be compliant. When ACE becomes mandatory, we want to make sure all of our customers have signed up, are tested and are ready to go.”