Aljex reports rapid growth in first half of 2008

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Aljex Software — a provider of management software for freight brokers, carriers, logistics companies and other transportation providers — announced record sales for the first half of calendar year 2008, with a 75 percent increase in subscription sales over the same period in 2007.

“Internet-based software is particularly appealing in economically challenging times like these, and it is gaining wider acceptance among smart transportation providers,” says Tom Heine, president of Middlesex, N.J.-Aljex Software. “That’s because the cost is directly related to business activity. Customers make no upfront investment and add features as needed.”

The second quarter particularly was strong, according to Heine, with upgrade and new business sales showing a 20 percent increase compared to the previous quarter. “People are desperate to cut costs, and being more efficient is the easiest way to do so without jeopardizing sales,” he says. “Clients have been raving about the new features and upgrades we have been adding.” Since Aljex is hosted on the Internet, general software upgrades are made weekly and are available to all users at no additional charge, Heine says.

During the second quarter, the company also launched Aljex for Carriers, a software suite designed specifically for trucking companies; and TIN, described as a Google map-based user-friendly highly functional system for 3PLs and brokers. TIN, which stands for Transportation Intermediaries Network, includes free broker-to-carrier EDI.