RouteSync Integration Also Moves Forward for Multiple TMW
- ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software and TMW Systems, the leading provider of transportation management solutions today announced that industry-standard PC*MILER® 26 is now tested and approved for use with multiple TMW Systems products - IDSC ExpertFuel®, IDSC TripAlert® and IDSC MatchAdvice®, Appian DirectRoute, Innovative IES, Access and Access Plus, TMWSuite and TruckMate. In addition, PC*MILER|Tolls 26 has also been tested and approved for use with TMWSuite, IDSC ExpertFuel®, IDSC TripAlert® and IDSC MatchAdvice®.
PC*MILER 26 can also be delivered as a hosted solutions offering through TMW Cloud Services when used with any of the referenced TMW products. TMW Cloud Services offers enterprise-class application hosting for TMW customers that can reduce IT risk and infrastructure investments, ensure system scalability and streamline technology deployments.
Additionally, TMW has begun the integration of RouteSync™, a significant new capability of PC*MILER 26. RouteSync acts as the crucial link between the planned route in the back office and the navigated route in the cab - delivering guidance to drive the miles that are being paid. With RouteSync, dispatchers can send PC*MILER optimized routes directly to drivers running CoPilot Truck on an on-board device, smartphone or tablet.
"Many critical carrier, 3PL and shipper operations depend upon PC*MILER and trusted data from ALK Technologies," said Jennifer McQuiston, Director, Partner Management, TMW Systems. "With the expansion of TMW's transportation management software capabilities, the importance of supporting standards such as PC*MILER has only increased for us."
"The continued support of PC*MILER 26 by so many product lines from TMW Systems highlights our mutual commitment to ensuring customers can manage their operations based on the most accurate truck routing and mapping," said Michael Kornhauser, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. "ALK is excited that TMW is already integrating RouteSync. This will certainly provide operational consistency and improve profitability for fleets of all sizes."
ALK's comprehensive integration tools provide expanded functionality for PC*MILER 26 with TMW's transportation management and optimization software. These tools include PC*MILER|Connect, PC*MILER|Mapping, and Multi-Version Switch.
In addition to RouteSync functionality, PC*MILER 26 now includes new interactive mapping features and Fastest Routing based on real-time, predictive traffic speed data. ALK continues to be the leading provider of truck-specific routing and tolls data. Routing improvements are a major part of each annual PC*MILER release. Enhancements in Version 26 include the addition of newly constructed roads along with their exit interchanges. Throughout Canada, the accuracy of street-level data in major metropolitan areas has been improved.
ALK will demonstrate PC*MILER 26, CoPilot Truck and ALK Maps at the upcoming TMW Systems TransForum 2012 World User Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, September 23-26, in Booth 306.
About TMW Systems
TMW Systems is the leading Transportation Management Software (TMS) provider to for-hire and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused exclusively on providing mission-critical enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,300 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex trucking companies in North America. TMW customers collectively manage over $70 billion in annual freight spend, direct more than 500,000 power units and maintain more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia-New Zealand.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot Live, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. Our newest product, ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.