McLeod Software today, April 9, announced the availability of PowerBroker II at the Transportation Intermediaries Association annual convention in Washington, D.C. The next-generation release of this software solution for nonasset-based trucking brokerage and logistics providers has been redesigned with more than 100 new capability enhancements and significant structural changes, the company says; in addition, a comprehensive brokerage container module now is available for PowerBroker II users.
“We asked our customers what they needed to make PowerBroker a more powerful tool,” says Tom McLeod, president and founder of the Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms. “They asked for a variety of new capabilities and changes to existing functionalities that would ultimately provide them with a more streamlined process for gathering and using real-time information. PowerBroker II is the result of listening to, and acting upon, requests from our customers.”
According to McLeod, key new benefits of PowerBroker II – designed to increase workflow speed and enable brokers to access the real-time data that is necessary to make informed decisions – include the ability to:
McLeod says operational capabilities of the PowerBroker II system cover a wide range of brokerage functions, such as Load Planning; Carrier Dispatch, Lane Coverage, Lane History/Pricing and Profiles; Order Tracking; Service Failure and Revenue Analysis; Automated Rating; Load/Equipment Posting and Load Tracking; and Private Notification Network (an automated system for communicating available load information to selected carriers). A full array of accounting capabilities also is included. Modules and interfaces offered with the system include Agent Access, EDI, Internet, Partial Shipment Consolidation, Revenue/Expense Allocation and McLeod Document Imaging, among others.