Truckload carrier is estimating savings of thousands of dollars per year by implementing DiamondMine EDI software from Intelek
Intelek Technologies Corporation, developers of web-based EDI and load gathering solutions for the trucking industry, announced at the TMW TransForum 2009 Users Conference that Riverside Transport Inc. (RTI) has adopted its DiamondMine EDI translation software. The truckload carrier is now using Intelek’s DiamondMine software integrated with TMWSuite enterprise transportation software from TMW Systems Inc. to manage EDI more effectively and cost efficiently.
‘A number of our shippers mandate that we have EDI capabilities,’ said Bill Grojean, president of Riverside Transport. ‘We selected DiamondMine EDI translation software to meet those needs. It is a very effective one-stop solution that is already lowering our EDI translation costs by more than 40%. Intelek’s experience, competency and focus on making our needs a priority is allowing us to concentrate on moving loads, serving our customers and generating freight revenue.’
Riverside Transport, based in Kansas City, Kansas, is a contract and common motor carrier that serves a range of customers, including a number of Fortune 500 corporations. Its fleet of 400 trucks provides truckload service, hauling paper and consumer goods as well as building materials.
‘DiamondMine EDI enables us to seamlessly exchange data between our enterprise software and ours shippers’ load management systems,’ explained Brian Hedge, IT director at RTI. ‘Previously, we were using a combination of in-house and third party systems to handle these transactions. That process was both time consuming and expensive nor is it our core competency. We currently have over 40 DiamondMine EDI maps set up for 15 customers, which has already saved us a considerable amount of money and we anticipate even greater savings as more customers are added and converted in the future.’
DiamondMine EDI translation software, provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, is hosted by Intelek on its IBM iSeries platform. Accessible to RTI over the Internet, the product allows the carrier to communicate electronically with its shippers to transfer loads, shipment status records, invoices and electronic payments using over 6,100 available EDI maps.
‘DiamondMine EDI is a highly effective solution that Riverside Transport has quickly implemented at a minimal cost,’ stated Ron Edwards, president, CEO at Intelek.’‘This product will not only save RTI money. It will also enhance their customers’ satisfaction and let them concentrate on hauling freight. We are very pleased to have RTI as a customer and looking forward to serving them.’