Innovative tracking solution for the transport sector offers haulage contractors significant productivity benefits
Paris, France – Prylos, the specialist in professional embedded software developed for BlackBerry® smartphones and mobile phones, has today announced the launch of the Mobitracker solution for small and medium-sized haulage contractors.
With current budget constraints weighing heavily on the transport industry, Prylos and Baracoda, maker of the D’Fly barcode scanner, have developed a value-for-money mobile solution to give haulage contractors the competitive edge by offering optimal delivery handling and tracking capability.
The innovative Mobitracker tracking solution comprises of BlackBerry smartphones, a Y-trace Prylos delivery management application and a D’Fly Baracoda barcode scanner. Thanks to the barcode scanner that scans delivery slips with the delivery status of parcels directly on to the BlackBerry smartphone, Mobitracker simplifies data capture, and quickly identifies the data reports recording on the receipt and status of goods. As a result, Mobitracker helps manage the issue of cost control by reducing the drivers’ administrative chores for each delivery and automatically tracing the delivery to ensure no omissions are made.
The Prylos Y-Trace delivery management application, which is connected to Baracoda’s D’Fly Roadrunner barcode scanner via Bluetooth®, is loaded onto the BlackBerry smartphone. With each delivery, the driver scans the barcode on the delivery slip that identifies the parcels and specific delivery instructions. The driver then enters the dispatch status (delivered, addressee absent, appointment for another delivery, etc.). If necessary, the driver can also scan each delivered parcel with the delivery situation.
After each delivery, the data is sent in real time via the BlackBerry® solution to the enterprise information system. The customer service department is then informed of the deliveries completed and can inform customers of the status of their parcels at any time.
This set of functions, which is particularly suited to the job of delivery and courier driver, offers optimal delivery handling and tracking capability.
According to Caroline Noublanche, chairwoman of Prylos:”By opting for the Mobitracker solution, users are assured of an easy-to-use solution that streamlines the job of drivers and provides optimal delivery handling and tracking through an easily downloadable application. BlackBerry smartphones provide a robust and trustworthy device that provides the ideal platform for this application, removing the need for haulage contractors to purchase an additional mobile device.” She adds: “ One of our customers, Sernam, is already using the solution to great effect and is now not only operating even more efficiently, but also able to provide its customers with a better service”
The benefits for haulage companies
Some of the benefits for haulage companies include:
* Real-time delivery tracking and reporting
* No heavy investment in hardware
* Improved productivity and therefore profitability
* Optimised paper processes or paperless processes
* Improved communication between head office and driver
In addition to the standard functions of Mobitracker, the solution offers options like geo-location (or PDT), road navigation aids or certified photos.
Formed in 2003 by Caroline Noublanche and David Lacan, Prylos is the specialist of mobile applications for professional and private users with an innovative concept: make your phone really smart. Prylos transforms the mobile into a true management tool suited to all and thus facilitates the everyday life of mobile workers, both in their work and their private life. Prylos’ visionary know-how and technological reliability were among others lauded by Orange and Sun in 2003 and were awarded the 2007 CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Prize. Nurtured by Paris Développement, the Paris Council’s high-tech incubator, Prylos gained the backing of OSEO Anvar for its approach to innovation in 2006.
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2007 turnover: 1 million euros
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