The Mexico-based global logistics service provider Europartners has signed an agreement with the cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential rate network CargoSphere, the company said Wednesday.
The agreement will see Europartners automate freight rate pricing and contract management, rate quoting to customers, and confidential rate networking with its global agent partners. The functions will be integrated within its customer relationship management and transportation management systems.
“Europartners determined that the CargoSphere Rate System would significantly enhance operational performance by streamlining processes, boosting cross-functional collaboration, and improving invoice accuracy,” CargoSphere said in a statement.
During a three-month trial, Europartners used CargoSphere’s recently developed SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostic Solution) solution to enter 97 air and ocean freight contracts and rate agreements, containing more than 69,000 base rates.
“With CargoSphere’s support, our global inside sales and pricing teams are now working collaboratively to create timely, customized customer quotation proposals that not only include cargo details but also customer profile information from our CRM system,” said Europartners Group President Ricardo Rodriguez in a statement. “Our ability to send and receive online freight rates with customers, as well as agent partners over the CargoSphere Mesh Rate Network will greatly improve the speed and effectiveness of our sales process and freight rate management.”
Europartners operates offices in Mexico, Central and South America, the United States, Canada, and Europe. - Eric Johnson