Logitude Release Notes – Version R3.19
Logitude World provides the first true online freight forwarding software solution. It combines the power of cloud computing and modern technologies with a deep understanding of the Freight Forwarding Industry.
Since Logitude’s SaaS solution is rich in software modules, Release Notes are regularly issued to keep users up-to-date about new features and enhancements, as well as changes that were made since the previous release.
This version of the Release Notes introduces new features and functionalities, and describes existing features that were enhanced
Business Intelligence (BI) Reports and Data Warehousing (DW)
As part of the Customization by Configuration tools, the new BI Module which is based on the Logitude DW, will allow you to create new reports, working grids and dashboards from shipment data, accounting and events.
With the first version we announce today, you can create reports for internal purposes and for sending to your customers. These reports are in Excel format and they can be used as grids through which it is possible to view the shipments from the Operations module.
If you are a multi-company group working with Logitude in more than one office, we can create a special environment where you can use a central database from all the connected offices and also compare data across the companies.
The pilot phase of the BI Module is available for First Class customers. To explore the new module, please contact us at email@example.com
Domestic Shipments and Quotes across EC and North America
Domestic shipments and quotes can now be created for transportation across the countries of the European Union. Domestic shipments and quotes are also allowed across the countries in North America – USA, Canada and Mexico. This option is especially useful for cross-country domestic inland shipments within the EC and within North America.
Default Currency per Charge Type
Local charges are usually managed in a local currency. To avoid entering the same currency every time in the charge lines of a quote or shipment, you are now allowed to predefine a default currency per charge type (either receivable or payable). To manage the charge currencies, navigate to the Charges Type table in Maintenance | Billings, select the charge type and enter the default currency in the Receivable – Default Currency and Payable – Default Currency fields.
Quotes Module Developments
Copy Quotes with Sales Currency Settings
The Copy Quote procedure has been modified so that the sale currency setting – Fixed or Same as Cost Currency of the new copied quote will match the setting in the original.
Negative Charge Amounts
It is possible to grant discounts to special customers by entering negative amounts and unit prices in quote charges. The negative amounts will also be updated in the shipment receivables/payables while building charges from quotes.
Additional Opportunity Closing Reasons
It is now possible to add more closing reasons for opportunities, via the Opportunity Closing Reasons table (Maintenance | CRM). These reasons will be available to users for selection while closing an opportunity as lost.
Lead Source in Customer Views
The Lead Source query column can be added to customer views and also used as a filter.
The following development has been introduced to the Automation mechanism (access via Maintenance | System Settings | Automations): A new automation can be created with a condition that checks whether the user who caused the condition to be met is a system. For example, a shipment was created via an API.
Auto Credit Adjustment – When Managing Manual Invoice Numbers
Following the development of the Invoice Number Stocks feature, an adjustment has been introduced to the Auto Credit invoice so that users can choose to take the invoice number from the following options: Generic counter, invoice number stock or manual entry. Before approving an auto credit, the user will have the option to edit some invoice fields.
Adjustments to the SAT-ProFact Interface
The following adjustments have been introduced to the SAT-ProFact integration:
- Receivable invoices that have been approved by SAT and stamped with the QR Code and Timbra will not be resent even if the user clicks the Resend button.
- The Fecha Pago field in the AR Payment XML will be sent as date only, without time.
Delete All Shipment Packages
The Delete Packages button has been added to the Packages tab in shipments so that you can delete all the packages of a shipment at a single click. With this action, you can avoid confirming the delete procedure separately for each package line.
AWB Wizard: Special Customs Information (SCI) in Houses
The special customs information defined in a master shipment will now be mapped as is to the houses created from that master, without having to reenter the information manually at house level.
Airline Prefixes Updated
The prefix value of Austrian Airlines (OS), Brussels Airlines (SN) and Air Senegal (V7) have been updated in our database to 020, 020 and 490, respectively.
Logitude APIs: Inside Packages and Package Notes
Via the API tools that help you create direct and house shipments from external software directly to Logitude, we can now receive the inside packages for FCL/FTL shipments as part of the container sections, in addition to the notes in packages as part of the shipment details.
To accommodate for cases where you are managing units of measure that are different from KG and CBM but the charges are based on these units, three new units of measurement (UOMs) have been added:
- Gross Weight in Kg
- Chargeable Weight in Kg
- Volume in CBM
With these UOMs, it is possible to price by Kg/CBM even if the shipment/quote has different measurements. For example, a shipment in pounds and CBI will not limit the user to add receivables/payables with QTY in Kg/CBM units.
Document Deleted Event
A new event type has been added to the Shipment entity: Document Deleted. This event is generated when a document is deleted from the Docs In tab. To view the history of deleted documents, you can navigate to the Events tab.
CBSA and CAAT Customs References
Two new fields have been added for supplying the following references to the system:
- CBSA – Canada Border Services Agency, for Canada Customs
- CAAT – Harmonized Alphanumeric Carrier Code, for Mexico Customs
These references can be entered at the environment level (Maintenance | System Settings | System Defaults) or at each shipping line level (Maintenance | Partners | Shipping Lines).
To print the new fields on your invoices and the forwarder’s bill of lading or shipping declaration documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The VAT Number Settings section in Customer Settings (Maintenance | System Settings) has been moved to a separate option – VAT Settings under Maintenance | System Settings, so that VAT settings can be defined for all partners and not only for customers.
The Check Digit Control option has been added to VAT settings for applying the Luhn algorithm. In countries using this algorithm, the system will validate the entered VAT number based on the check digit.
New Variables in Reports and Documents
Logitude allows you to customize your documents, and manage your own templates. We continue to improve these options and add more variables for selection.
In this version, the following new variables have been added:
- Operational Date, Origin, Destination, Chargeable Weight, Expected Payables and Profit details can be printed on the Detailed Shipment Charges report.
- The Shipper Code can be printed on the Shipping Declaration document.
To create new report templates using these variables, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist you!
New Help & Training Resources
The Help Center is continually enriched with helpful training materials that provide answers to your inquiries and help you better understand the system’s features. The following has been added recently:
- User Management – an updated version of the tutorial that explains how to manage users and user licenses especially for Multi-Package licenses.
For more information or to log in to Logitude, please visit www.logitudeworld.com.
For questions or remarks regarding these release notes, please open a ticket at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy New Release!
The Logitude World Team