Intelek Technologies Corp., developers of Web-based EDI and load gathering solutions for the trucking industry, announced at the TMW TransForum 2009 Users Conference that Riverside Transport Inc. has adopted its DiamondMine EDI translation software. The truckload carrier is now using Intelek’s DiamondMine software integrated with TMWSuite enterprise transportation software from TMW Systems Inc. to help manage EDI more effectively and cost-efficiently.
“A number of our shippers mandate that we have EDI capabilities,” says Bill Grojean, president of Riverside Transport. “We selected DiamondMine EDI translation software to meet those needs. It is a very effective one-stop solution that is already lowering our EDI translation costs by more than 40 percent. Intelek’s experience, competency and focus on making our needs a priority is allowing us to concentrate on moving loads, serving our customers and generating freight revenue.”
Riverside Transport, based in Kansas City, Kan., is a contract and common motor carrier that serves a range of customers. Its fleet of 400 trucks provides truckload service, hauling paper and consumer goods as well as building materials.
“DiamondMine EDI enables us to seamlessly exchange data between our enterprise software and ours shippers’ load management systems,” says Brian Hedge, IT director at RTI. “Previously, we were using a combination of in-house and third-party systems to handle these transactions. That process was both time-consuming and expensive, nor is it our core competency. We currently have over 40 DiamondMine EDI maps set up for 15 customers, which has already saved us a considerable amount of money, and we anticipate even greater savings as more customers are added and converted in the future.”
DiamondMine EDI translation software, provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, is hosted by Intelek on its IBM iSeries platform. Accessible to RTI over the Internet, the product is designed to allow the carrier to communicate electronically with its shippers to transfer loads, shipment status records, invoices and electronic payments using more than 6,100 available EDI maps.
“DiamondMine EDI is a highly effective solution that Riverside Transport has quickly implemented at a minimal cost,” says Ron Edwards, president and chief executive officer at Intelek. “This product will not only save RTI money, it will also enhance their customers’ satisfaction and let them concentrate on hauling freight. We are very pleased to have RTI as a customer and looking forward to serving them.”