Communication & Interfaces

In today’s world, an international trader cannot operate as a stand-alone company; it is part of a global network. The globalization trends have resulted in the need for greater collaboration among trading partners, and the need for visibility and information has magnified. Unifreight is positioned between all relevant parties within this network.

Unifreight provides the infrastructure for business-to-business communication between trading partners, and business-to-consumer communication between trading partners and their customers.

The major features of Unifreight’s Communication Management system include:

  • Exchange of status and operational data between Unifreight and customers’ systems.
  • Interfaces to airlines and shipping lines for real-time updates that are directly imported into Unifreight.
  • Built-in interface to Traxon that supplies status updates from airlines.
  • Data transmission over the Internet, private lines, or FTP, or via e-mail and other communication channels.
  • Support of all data file formats: flat file, EDI, XML or a private layout.
  • Automatic messaging mechanism for notifying each party when relevant things happen or do not happen, based on a library of structured messages.
  • Communication queries for tracing, monitoring and analyzing all outbound and inbound data transmissions.
  • A Scheduler facility for delivering messages and generated reports automatically to customers according to a time schedule.
  • Definition of Scheduler triggers based on events, profiles and SOPs defined for customers and other partners.