Trimble Visibility adds Power BI for front-end analytics

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Trimble announced new enhancements to its Visibility platform to better provide shippers and carriers with insights into supply chain data.

Visibility’s carrier portion of the platform now offers an interface that allows carriers to quickly track and update loads directly in their shippers’ Visibility network. With this new feature, shippers can work with a broader base of carriers regardless if the carrier uses an integrated transportation management software (TMS) system or manually enters loads.

Carriers are also able to use the new functionality to track and manage the status of their loads directly within the platform.

A new analytics capability enhances the front end of Visibility with Microsoft Power BI for users to have more flexible and powerful data visualization and reporting. Shippers can have more insights into key details such as on-time percentages, detention time, stop, location and lane-level analysis.

Shippers can use the data to review operational and carrier partner key performance indicators (KPIs), the company says.

“With the rapid movement of freight through the supply chain, our customers require technology that can keep pace and enable streamlined communication and access to shipment data,” said Bryan Coyne, general manager of Visibility for Trimble Transportation.