Calgary, Canada, July 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- GeoMetrix Rail Logistics Inc. is unveiling the latest version of its railcar fleet management software during a two-day workshop in its home base of Calgary, Alberta. Representatives from customer companies and industry partners across North America are on site for the introduction of Version 13, which promises to make shipment tracking faster and easier for the company’s cross-continental customers.
“I use GeoMetrix on an hourly basis to do everything in my job,” explains Sheena Brister, a specialist in natural gas liquids logistics who uses the GeoMetrix management system to track 3500 railcars. “I’m interested in learning more about the reporting capabilities of the new program.”
Straying from the usual Power Point presentation, staff at GeoMetrix hosted a light-hearted, mock game show to start off the workshop. As the inaugural contestant on Who Wants To Be A GeoMetrix Champion, GeoMetrix Vice President Jason Benedict was taking full advantage of the phone-a-friend and ask-the-audience lifelines to help workshop participants understand the newest improvements to the GeoMetrix software.
Version 13 builds off the software’s existing capabilities. By adding a trans-loading feature, the software now allows companies to track their products as they move across modes of transportation: from truck to storage tank; storage tank to railcar; and railcar to the end customer. GeoMetrix Version 13 means customers always know where their product is and where it’s going, using information straight from the well of origin.
Using an enhanced program interface that was developed to help a client with a specific need, Version 13 also can now help all GeoMetrix clients with transcontinental shipment needs. The software streamlines the customs process by sending documentation via an electronic data interchange (EDI) directly from the company to the customs brokerage firm.
“These enhancements, available with the newest version of our software, eliminate the need for hard copies of paperwork at the border,” explains Benedict. “The EDI tells customs officials exactly what’s on board, when it’s going to arrive and what it’s worth. It streamlines the border crossing, ensuring product keeps moving toward the end customer.”
GeoMetrix started more than 25 years ago with a mission to offer companies a full suite of tools to optimize their rail operations. The company is a leading provider of supply chain management technology for customers who transport bulk commodities via the rail shipment industry.