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Forte Data Solutions has debuted new features to its integration platform FLOW. Specialising in the integration and creating visibility of software within different sectors of the supply chain.

These features include FLOW connect, a cutting edge, cloud-based integration platform which among other types, integrates transport management software to telematics software for client environments. It also offers FLOW visibility, a communications portal that latches onto existing applications and transfers data for a web-based internal dashboard or external client-facing portal view. Lastly and currently within user acceptance testing stage, is FLOW mobility which is an interactable last-mile dispatch application for drivers to receive orders and sign on glass.”

Every company working on improving visibility and transparency in its supply chain is confronted with many sources of data at different stages of the supply chain. Gathering such data requires an independent platform that connects, integrates and exchanges information – reliably and efficiently – regardless of device or data formats.

The result has been a transparent supply chain where operators have become more proactive and spend less time capturing data. Integration platforms introduce predictive processes and risk management. For example, the time saved between transport operators and their clients, communicating loading and off-loading instructions via email or spreadsheet, is now integrated and the time saved can be used to utilize capacity.

Another example is the transparency with track and traces data information from transporters to their clients via integrated tracking. This live data stream can now be shared with secondary parties within the client’s specific supply chain and further improve productivity.