Prophesy DispatchSeries Ver. 5.7 software released

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Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced the release of version 5.7 of its DispatchSeries software. Based in part on feedback from current users, this update includes several new features as well as improvements upon existing features, the Bloomfield, Conn.-
company says:

  • Using a newly added Commissions Module, users now can assign one or more dispatchers or salespeople to customers, and automatically calculate and report on commissions due. Commission schedules can be set up to pay based on the gross revenue, gross margin or a fixed amount per load. Users also have full control over what types of revenue items are commissionable.
  • A new Broker/Agent Security feature allows system administrators to assign customers to specific dispatchers or agents (or groups of dispatchers or agents), and set the system so that only those users can see their load activity. This security feature prevents individual agents from seeing what other booking activity and associated customer/revenue data is present in dispatch for the brokerage as a whole.
  • New functions have been added to the existing radial search to allow the definition of origin and destination areas that a carrier prefers to run in and what they charge for running in those lanes. The new “Best Fit” search allows users to match carriers to loads in lanes in which they have run historically, or in which they have been set up to run. Loads also can be tendered to one or more carriers via e-mail. Furthermore, the Best Fit option can be used to determine quickly if a driver is available to carry a load that is being offered.
  • Brokerage companies now have the ability to book a load in one company (typically the brokerage) and assign it to another company (usually the trucking company). The system then will be able to tender the load by copying it to the trucking company and making all necessary accounting transactions, such that the payable from the brokerage shows up as revenue within the trucking company. Each set of transactions then can be posted to QuickBooks or other accounting systems independently. This enhancement will mean a major increase in data entry efficiency by eliminating the need to reenter this information manually in another company’s database.
  • Also included in this release are numerous user-requested enhancements such as new abilities to handle trailers and equipment owned by third parties, improved user activity and error logging, enhanced deadhead/unloaded origin tracking, more robust appointment-based alert triggers and scheduling conflict resolution, and several new freight bill/BOL styles.
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