Logitude Release Notes – Version R5.17
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’ 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. Please note that all of the new features and enhancements apply to the HTML5 version only.
Developments for USA Customers
The following developments have been introduced to Logitude to meet the requirements and needs of the US market:
New fields and adaptation of documents
- IT Place, IT No. and IT Date
- ISF # and ISF Date
- Freight Release Date, Terminal Available Date
These fields are managed in a new area under the Customs tab of the shipment record
New Follow Ups
For the new Dates Fields you can create Follow-up like for all other Dates fields in the Routing tab.
New Shipment Status
A new shipment status – Available for Delivery – will be automatically assigned based on the following date fields: Customs Clearance, Terminal Available and Freight Release. The status of the shipment will change when all of these fields are entered.
It is now possible to manage more than one Shipper and HAWB in a shipment, via the Connected Entities tab of the shipment.
For Ocean Export Shipments
The following fields can be managed in the Main Routings tab of direct and master ocean shipments.
- Document Closing Date
- OBL type
To update your existing documents to contain any of the new fields, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT CFDI v3.3 – ProFact Integration – for our Mexican Customers
Logitude’s Accounts Receivable module is now completely integrated with the Mexican Government SAT CFDI v3.3 for smoothly transferring receivable invoice data via ProFact services.
Our service allows you to work in Logitude from beginning to end: create AR invoice, transmit it online automatically, print the invoice including the Timbrado and QR codes, and send the invoice PDF and XML to your customer.
To learn more about the capabilities of this option, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cross Docking Warehouse
The Cross Docking facility allows users to handle cross-docking procedures – unloading and transferring goods across docks, loading shipments for export, including warehouse inventory. If you would like to be part of a pilot to explore this feature, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Container Follow Up for Import Shipments
The new Containers Follow Up feature has been developed to enable users to track the delivery (per container) and return statuses of containers, in Ocean and Inland Import shipments. With this feature, it is possible to check the number of containers expected to arrive on a day and the number of containers that left the port of delivery on a specific date. To learn more about the capabilities of this option, please open a ticket at email@example.com.
Shipments Automation is a sophisticated yet simple mechanism (access via Maintenance | System Settings | Automations) for defining shipment related actions that should be executed automatically when triggered by a condition.
For example, you can define that on creation of a new direct shipment (the condition), an Arrival Notice document follow-up should be created or an email should be sent to a certain user or contact, automatically (the result action).
The first phase of the French user interface has been applied. The Accounting modules can now be translated to French. To see the French UI in your environment, please contact us.
Payable Invoice Lines with Multiple Exchange Rates
A new feature has been added to the Accounts Payable module that allows you to receive an AP invoice containing multiple charge lines, each with a different exchange rate. This feature can be activated by setting on the Enable multi-rate AP invoices parameter under the Accounts Payable section in Accounting | Settings | Accounting Settings.
Prorating Master Receivables
The prorating mechanism that applies to the payables of master shipments has been extended to also apply to the receivables of master shipments. A new option – Prorate Receivables – has been added to the Receivables tab of the shipment. When this option is selected, the receivable charges in the master are automatically prorated over the connected house shipments, based on the selected unit of measurement per charge.
Volume calculation in shipment packages has been modified so that if the volume is entered manually in a package line, it won’t be affected by the specified gross weight value.
Agents Docs In
The Docs In tab has been added to agent records in the Agents table, where document types can be defined for uploading specific agent-related files.
Invoice Amount in English Text
A new variable has been added to allow for printing the total invoice amount in English text. To update your invoices to contain this change, please open a ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
User Role Event
A new event type has been added to the User entity: Role Changed. This event is generated when a change is made to a user’s role. It appears in the Events tab of the user record (Maintenance | Others | Users).
Sorting in License Management
The License Management option that is available to customers with multi-package environments (for example, a combination of Business package licenses and CRM licenses), under Users Queries in the Users Workspace (Maintenance | Others | Users), now provides sorting functionality.
Number of Houses
A new query column – Number of Houses, is available for display in Master Shipments queries. It shows the number of house shipments connected to a master.
You can add the new column to your customized views.
Commodity Number in Packages
A new field – Commodity No., has been added to Packages, in all types of shipments. The commodity number can be supplied manually or chosen from the commodities table.
Default SCI Value in Air Export
In the General Details tab of the AWB Wizard, the default value of the SCI (customs code) field is managed in the following way:
- T1, if the port of origin is non-European and the destination port belongs to EU countries.
- C, if both the origin and destination ports are located in Europe.
- Otherwise, it is X.
Invited customers who track their shipments via the Shared Logistics module will see the following new details in the Shipment Cargo Info tab:
- Description of goods: The description of goods entered in the Packages tab of the shipment.
- Number of inside packages: A column that shows the number of inside packages in a container.
Sending Invoice with Attachments
The option of sending invoices with attachments has been extended: In addition to invoice-specific documents, now also Docs In and printed Docs Out documents from the connected shipment can be attached to the invoice.
Description of Goods
The size of the Description of Goods field in shipment Packages has been increased to accommodate 2000 characters (instead of just 1000).
AP Invoice Number
The size of the Payable (AP) invoice number has been increased to 25 characters.
Number of Shipments – Potential of an Opportunity
The number of Shipments from the Main tab of the opportunity has been added to the email notification sent as soon as the opportunity is closed.
Phone Call Notification
After closing a phone call activity, the notification email that can be sent includes the call description as well.
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 have been added recently:
- Multi-Percentage VAT – a new document that shows how to work with the Multi-Percentage VAT feature.
- Percent of Freight and Percent of Value of Goods – a new document that shows how to use the units of measurement Percent of Freight and Percent of Value of Goods.
- CRM Quick Tour – a new guide that walks you through the basics of the CRM module.
- QuickBooks Online Connection, Setup and Activation – an updated version of the guide.
- SAT-ProFact Connection, Setup and Activation – an updated version of the guide in English.
- SAT-ProFact Connection, Setup and Activation – Spanish version.
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 email@example.com.
For Sales, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Release!
The Logitude World Team