Parcel Shipping Solution: Agenda

  • Application Introduction & Value Preposition
  • High Level Process Flow
  • Application Architecture
  • Deployment Strategy
  • System Demo
  • Product Roadmap
  • FAQ

Parcel Shipping Solution: Introduction & Value Preposition

Parcel Shipping solution provide out of the box integration with multiple ERP applications as well freight forwarders for parcel rate shopping and shipping. Our solution:

  • Provide multiple parcel shipping options based on pre-defined business rules (i.e; carriers, services etc.) and your carrier specific pre-negotiated rates.
  • Ship parcels with one-click, based on pre-defined business rules and print shipping labels.
  • Ship parcels manually in-case of consumables/office supplies (no data available in ERP) etc.
  • Help you to meet delivery commitments to your customers along with Optimizing costs and service levels to control freight spend.
  • Maintain freight forwarder compliance for shipping labels, manifest, rates and routing.

Parcel Shipping Solution: Introduction & Value Preposition contd.

Key Highlights

  • Parcel shipping engine can be hosted in enterprise private cloud (Azure, IBM, Amazon etc.) and connected to your ERP application directly.
  • Parcel shipping engine can work with multiple ERP applications (SAP ECC, S/4HANA, non- SAP systems) at the same time and can provide seamless experience for the user’s working on LE-TRA, SAP TM, SAP EWM or any other ERP application.
  • We have consumed carriers specific APIs to connect with different carriers which will provide seamless integration with carriers. Also, these carrier specific API set-up minimize the project implementation time & efforts.

Parcel Shipping Solution : Process Flow

Parcel Shipping Solution: Shipping Engine Architecture

Application Frontend:

Shipping App is developed, using ASP.Net Web Forms (Web Application). For frontend along with ASP.Net web forms, html, Javascript, and CSS(for styling the app) are being used.

Application Backend:

Parcel Shipping Engine backend is developed using C-Sharp along with ASP.Net web forms. By using C-Sharp, Shipping App cater different dynamic business requirements. Application uses Dot Net Framework version 4.6.

Application Database:

To store user-specific data along with the configurations (applications uses) and other required data, Microsoft Azure SQL Databases are being used. Shipping App used all the best practices and relational database approach to store, retrieve, read, update data. Shipping App consumes different forms of data from database like table, view, stored procedures etc.

Parcel Shipping Solution: Deployment Strategy

Deployment:

1) SAP Deployment:

  • Package

2) .Net Deployment on Private Cloud

  • Database setup
  • Code Deployment through Git Hub?

Master Data:

1) SAP:

  • New Carrier setup for each Carrier service
  • Packaging Material Configuration
  • Constant table update

2) Parcel Shipping Engine:

  • Web Service Credentials for each Carrier
  • Carrier Account for each ship-from location
  • Carrier setup for each carrier service relevant for the Ship-From location

Parcel Shipping Solution: Demo

System Demo

Parcel Shipping Solution: Product Roadmap

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 How shipping labels are printed when booking is complete?
Ans. Shipping labels will be printed immediately as soon as booking is confirmed by service provider. Labels will also be available in ZPL/PDF format in case user need to reprint for some business reason. We are specifically working on maintaining zero queue for label printing.

Q.2 Is it possible to trigger other dependent outputs in ERP system at the time of parcel booking confirmation?
Ans. Yes, it is possible to trigger any dependent output in ERP application (i.e; SAP).

Q.3 Does user need to login to Avocado platform to ship parcels?
Ans. User can stay in SAP and call API for rate shopping and parcel booking. There is no need for the user to login to Avocado parcel shipping platform separately.

Q.4 Does tool provide generic rates from carrier or shipper specific negotiated rates while doing rate shopping?
Ans. Our shipping engine will get the shipper specific negotiated rates while doing the rate shopping.

Q.5 Does your product cover Hazardous material shipping?
Ans. Hazardous material shipping option is currently in-development and will be available to our customers by end of June 2023.

Q.6 Does your product has capability to send document attachment?
Ans. No, our product doesn’t have capability to send attachment. However, our product has capability to trigger specific output (ZEML – which carry all shipping document attachments) automatically at the time of shipment booking.

We are happy to speak to you and your team to understand your business needs and offer recommendations and solutions.

Please reach out to us at enquiry@avocadolabs.co.in

Corporate Identification Number (CIN): U72900RJ2022PTC080871

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