QMS 5.0 offers capabilities including mobile interface, multimodal rate management, and flexible quoting process for customers
Lenexa, Kansas (July 10, 2018) — Catapult, an Accelya Group Company and creator of the most accurate freight rate and freight quote management system on the market, is pleased to announce the launch of CATAPULT QMS 5.0, a brand new version of their flagship product.
QMS 5.0 builds upon the strengths of past achievements which include high-accuracy rates, complete and flexible surcharge capture, and control over visibility and margin management, but with several exciting changes that will alter the state of the industry.
Many industry experts, including CEO Virgil Ferreria, have collaborated to ensure QMS 5.0 is designed around an increasingly younger and more digitized workforce. Users will be introduced to a beautiful and intuitive interface that is fully-responsive across all devices. This is significant in that pricing managers and sales reps can now access QMS anytime, anywhere, making Catapult the first in its class to offer such capabilities in freight management.
With the end-to-end freight contract, rate, and quote process as Catapult’s focus, QMS 5.0 links air, ocean, rail, and road buy-and-sell rates together for freight forwarders’ end clients. The new quoting screen encourages users to “shop” for rates by carrier, link multiple legs and modes, and create new spot rates all in the same place. Further, you can customize a quote sheet that is specific to your company, all in an environment that speeds up your response to end-customers, and does so more accurately.
Throughout the past 18 months, Catapult Systems Analyst Chris Dillard traveled the globe, previewing QMS 5.0 framework to existing Catapult clients and potential users alike to gauge feedback and get to the heart of the customer’s needs. In turn, many of those recommendations were incorporated into the final product being launched today.
“We are in the business of technology, but rely heavily on customer interactions and direct feedback to provide the most efficient and positive outcomes for our users,” said Virgil Ferreria, Catapult CEO. “Many of the features of Catapult’s new interface are based on that input. We are thrilled to roll out QMS 5.0 and effectively change the rate management to quoting process in the freight management market as we know it.”
QMS 5.0 is available now to media outlets for preview. We invite you to discover Catapult’s new user interface that is bringing the most tech-advanced freight management solution on the planet to our customers and the industry.
Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, was built on a simple idea – global freight rate management and getting an accurate quote shouldn’t be so difficult. We have offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Our future is bright, and our plans are focused on building more and better shipping lifecycle solutions to support logistics operations around the world. Learn more at www.gocatapult.com
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Honour Lane Selects Catapult’s Rate Management and Tariff Filing Solutions to Optimize Their Operations
Kansas City, KS and Hong Kong, 14 November, 2017: Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, announced today that Honour Lane Shipping has selected its rate management solutions to calculate global multi-modal freight rates confidently. Honour Lane will utilize Catapult’s QMS solution for rate management, Rate-Hub for multi-party rate sharing with their agent network, and the Tariff Filing product for built in compliance checks and recommendations to mitigate risk of penalties.
“Catapult’s presence in the Asia region enabled us to meet regularly and gain a good understanding of Honour Lane’s business needs. We were quickly able to identify the challenges they experienced managing data over such an extensive network of offices and agents and provide actionable solutions” said Virgil Ferreira, CEO of Catapult International.
Digitizing the rate management and distribution process for Honour Lane globally will generate actionable business intelligence that shows which routes agents are searching for and what rates they use. This will allow Honour Lane to respond quickly to market conditions while optimizing their operations.
“Having local Catapult contacts in Asia has really made a significant difference to us and allowed us to receive excellent support in our own time zone” remarked Wicky Chan, Vice President, Honour Lane Shipping. “The Tariff Filing capability at Catapult is much faster and easier to use than our previous solution, cutting our filing time by more than 50%. In addition, the built-in validation is very efficient and alerts us to any potential compliance issues” stated Anthony Mok, Technology Director, Honour Lane Shipping.
“Our team were able to implement our solution at Honour Lane Shipping in short time, delivering fast ROI and speed to market. It is a great pleasure to welcome Honour Lane to Catapult” said Virgil Ferreira, CEO of Catapult International.
Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates at over a 99% accuracy rate, Catapult combines air, ocean and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based system, enabling operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate from point A to point B and realize dramatic efficiency improvements.
For more information, please visit www.gocatapult.com
About Honour Lane Shipping Limited
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Honour Lane Shipping Limited is the freight forwarding Asian market specialist. Since their founding in 1997 they have rapidly expanded to 37 offices in Asia, over 1000 staff, they are moving around 400,000 TEUs of sea freight and 15,000 tons of air freight cargo per year. Offering a diverse service portfolio and strong coverage, combined with reputation for going to extra lengths for their customers make Honour Lane an industry leader.
For more information, please visit www.hlsholding.com