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PathGuide Sees Widespread Distributor Adoption of Its Shipping Automation Manifest System

Latitude Manifesting module’s low cost, ease of installation and simple user interface enables small and mid-sized distributors to utilize technology traditionally reserved for large corporations.

Seattle, WA, November 12, 2009 --( PathGuide® Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management systems (WMS) for wholesale and industrial distributors, today announced that it has seen the widespread adoption spanning numerous industries of its Latitude WMS Manifesting module, a shipping process automation software tool. Since launching the solution in early 2008, distributors in industries like electrical, hardware, HVAC, marketing and promotional materials, and more have implemented the Latitude Manifesting module. The module is certified to work with major shipping companies worldwide including UPS and FedEx to automate and streamline the transport process resulting in a fast, accurate, and cost-effective experience.

“PathGuide’s Latitude Manifesting module has helped us send hundreds of thousands of packages faster, more efficiently and more accurately than ever before – all while bettering customer service since clients can track the status of an order every step of the way,” said David Nicoletta, vice president of operations at Synq Solutions – the premier provider of merchandising and promotional support programs serving the quick service restaurant and retail markets. “By taking the manual work out of calculating transportation costs, coordinating logistics for a shipment, etc., we’ve kept our costs down during these tough economic times.”

The Latitude Manifesting module is relatively inexpensive, simple to use and easy to install, enabling small and mid-sized distributors to reap the benefits of technology traditionally reserved for large corporations. The module has helped ship more than a million packages in a little over a year for companies like AutomationDirect, Englewood Company, Inc., Synq Solutions and more.

PathGuide CEO Eric Allais, added, “The ability to expedite orders quickly and efficiently is critical. The Latitude Manifest system provides the most cost-effective method to do this for our customers.”

The Latitude Manifesting module integrates with scales and scanners to weigh items and automatically calculate freight based on the origination and destination, priority, and package size. It also automates printing of all carrier-required labels and documentation. Additional key features include:
• Reporting Tools detail weight and postage for each item.
• Financial Calculators compute fuel service charges, shops for parcel insurance alternatives to find the best price and includes a configurable handling charge feature.
• Customer Notifications automatically alerts customers via email when an order is on its way.
• Desktop Shipping allows anyone with authorized access to the company Intranet to execute an order.
• Complete Documentation and Hazmat Support provides all domestic and international documentation such as bills of landing, commercial invoices, export declarations, NAFTA certificates of origin, and supports hazardous materials processing.

The Manifesting module is part of the PathGuide Latitude Warehouse Management System, a modular software suite that automates warehousing and distribution to provide real-time online information about all inventories.

About PathGuide Technologies
PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of warehouse management solutions for wholesale and industrial distributors across North America. PathGuide’s software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service and lower labor costs, ultimately driving greater profitability. To learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management, visit


PathGuide is a registered trademark of PathGuide Technologies Inc. in the United States.
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PathGuide Technologies
Andrew Goss
253.853.5151, ext. 224
Shelby Miller
PathGuide Technologies
425-438-2899 ext. 745

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