Leave your ERP/WMS system doing what it does best: Handling its core functionalities and enrich your software landscape with modular addons in a single platform. By making changes to specific components, rather than large core changes that need to be tested throughout your entire system. By embedding strong version management it is easier to track your changes and roll out or roll back specific developments.
STAY CALM AND CARRY ON
Starware integrated all major carriers to standard WMS systems like Blue Yonder Discrete and Dispatcher. Now we’ve taken this integration a step further and made a standardised platform that can be run in the cloud or on premises on GRID servers. Standard Carrier integration has become almost a plug and play activity. However if your operation is more complex and has specific needs for, for example return logistics that need to be integrated as well, we’ve got you covered. Without sacrificing carrier compliance you’ll be able to customise and tailor your transportlabels and EDI interfacing with carriers to support even the most complex of processes.
WE’ve GOT YOU COVERED
Our default integration with Zebra Printers, the world leading manufacturer of high quality label printers, ensures super fast direct communication. And the versatile integration features of the Grid will make sure that even the most exotic connectivity requests can be handled with ease. From standard FTP connections to direct HTTP posts and MQ support, it’s all there straight out of the box.
The grid modules like carrier integration are even modular and flexible in their pricing, we’ve got pricing schema’s ranging from a pay-as-you-go model to a one-off investment. You’re free to choose what fits your company best.
“The grid turned out to be a game changer for our operation. The complex requirements of our customer were all covered by the versatility of the framework, highly recommeded ! ” IT Director, 3PL reverse logistics
THE WORLD IS YOUR PLAYGROUND
If you are running a private or public customs warehouse, you are reaping the benefits of the suspension of import duties and/or VAT. Regulations are strict however and usually difficult to integrate in a WMS. The GRID Customs Integration module for Blue Yonder discrete and customs brokers simplifies the complex process, ensuring flawless bi-directional communication between the two systems and provides ample reporting and monitoring capabilities. This will help your customs and stock check departments to run an optimal warehouse process and be compliant to all regulations.
BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL
Whenever a part of your warehouse is dealing with mechanisation, you are probably running a Warehouse Control System next to your Warehouse management system. There is a huge challenge to keep these two systems perfectly in sync in terms of stock levels and transactions. We’ve all been there when the interfaces stopped or entered an unforeseen state. It usually meant pulling a couple of all-nighters or an extra weekend in the warehouse for the stock and IT departments to get everything back in sync.
Due to the alerting, active monitoring and continuous stock reconciliations of the Grid these differences are a problem of the past. True integration as it should be, made possible by the Grid.
PICTURE CLUSTERS OF INFORMATION…
Add components to your solution just in time, e.g. when a new part of your process is automated or a new carrier is added. Make changes to specific components rather than large core changes that need to be tested throughout your entire system. By embedding strong version management it is easier to track your changes and roll out or roll back specific developments.
WORLD CLASS REPORTING
By default the grid works with Crystal Reports, one of the most powerful and well known report design tools. Is there a different reporting standard in your organisation? No problem, due to it’s modular design the grid can be adapted easily to fit your needs.
As the Grid is receiving it’s jobs from a central database, servers can be added and removed instantly. The repository of modules and reports can be centralised on a NAS, making the adding of a new server even easier. The grid was developed for and tested with the most demanding operations. Is your operation growing or are you adding more functionality to the grid ? You can either scale up (add memory or processor power) or scale out by adding another server to the grid-cluster.
HIGH AVAILABILITY, HIGH PERFORMANCE
Orchestrate workflows: Execute tasks at specific times, react on changes in a database, react on application events, start processing an EDI message on arrival. Build operational reports: i.e. invoices, delivery notes, etc. Develop connectors: Interfacing between legacy systems, EDI/XML messaging, Communication with other parties, Automated e-mails, SMS alerting. Develop rich user interfaces: HTML5/CSS3 for desktops, tablets and mobile devices.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Years of experience and an extensive library of:
Carrier integration modules
3rd party system interfaces
KPI reports & dashboards
Operational Monitoring Reports
Add-on Functionalities, Mobile & Desktop
High end customers in EMEA
Open architecture, no vendor lock-in
HOSTED BY WORLD CLASS SERVICE PROVIDERS
The grid is hosted on Amazon or Microsoft Azure servers depending on the needs and service levels of your organisation. By using these world class hosting platforms we can ensure maximum uptime and availability.
RENT A TURNKEY PLATFORM
No need for any configuration or installtion, start in minutes instead of going through all the procedures of getting a dedicated server up and running. As the grid has monthly payment plans it was never easier to get started.
SCALABLE BEYOND IMAGINATION
The grid’s architecture is failsafe and horizontal and vertical scalable by design. start small and just add extra processing power and memory when needed. failsafing it is as simple as adding an extra server, even in a different physical hosting centre.
All this functionality adds to an ultra fail safe solution, 24×7 monitoring and a skilled team of professional ensures your most important connectivity and reporting solutions keep running on peak performance.