Prophesy Dispatch Streamlines Growing Freight Transportation and Logistics Services for Bee-Line
Bee-Line Delivery Services Enhances Quotes, Booking Loads, Billing and Settlements
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – June 20, 2013 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has issued a case study of Accellos Prophesy DispatchSeries for Bee-Line.
Founded in 1964 by Gordon McMillan, Bee-Line is a growing non-asset and asset based logistics and freight transportation services company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Originally, Bee-Line provided small package courier services to the Houston area. At its founding, the company consisted of only ﬁve employees and less than 50 owner-operator cargo vans. Today, Bee-Line remains a family-run business which employs 50 staff members and runs a brokerage operation. Bee-Line also runs a trucking operation consisting of a ﬂeet of 150 owner-operators.
In the spring of 2011, Bee-Line searched for a brokerage solution to replace a proprietary system that was not conducive to the company’s growing needs. Bee-Line Logistics (freight brokerage division of Bee-Line) was in need of a powerful freight brokerage solution with the ability to store carrier data and generate rate conﬁrmations among other important items.
After researching a number of brokerage dispatch solutions including Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage and more than ﬁve competitor products, the Bee-Line Logistics Team decided to move ahead. Intrigued by the Prophesy solution, Patrick McMillan, Bee-Line President, and Matt McMillan, Vice President, requested a live demonstration of Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage with integration to Quickbooks® Accounting from Prophesy National Sales Manager, Kevin Pasternack.
Accellos’ Prophesy DispatchSeries solution offers a fully integrated suite of transportation management features. The industry-preferred software handles dispatch, accounting, maintenance, compliance, billing, driver pay and everything in between. Prophesy Dispatch solves the critical needs and time-consuming tasks that today’s trucking companies and brokers struggle with. Prophesy DispatchSeries works with Quickbooks®, Microsoft Dynamics GP®, Peachtree®, MAS/90® and most popular accounting software packages.
Bee-Line started with an 11 user version of Prophesy Dispatch Brokerage version with integration to QuickBooks® as well as Prophesy’s Mileage & Routing module, Document Imaging and Load Posting modules. Bee-Line has seen strong results as a product of the Prophesy solutions. They describe the results as “night and day”. They are especially happy because they are able to house all of their company data in one streamlined solution. Additionally, in September of 2012, Bee-Line Logistics added the SaferWatch™ module to their Prophesy DispatchSeries software, and began to see additional impressive results in both time savings and compliance right away.
“Now that all of our information is housed in one solution, the dispatching process is much more streamlined. We experienced enhancements in many areas including lane charge history searches that make spot rating more accurate, booking loads, generating customer and carrier conﬁrmations, assigning and researching carriers, billing and settlements.”
“This tool really helps us to protect ourselves from a negligent hiring standpoint. We know who we’ve contracted and are conﬁdent that they are 100% set when we are using them. We’ll never hire an unsatisfactory rated or conditionally rated carrier; the Prophesy and SaferWatch™ integration protects us against that by utilizing our deﬁned settings…”
The full case study is available at: http://www.accellos.com/casestudies/bee-line-delivery-service/