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  • Moving and Household Goods Claims Software

How do you handle your claims? On May 21st we’ll spend an hour discussing claims management using the tools of the GOgistiX network.  We’ll walk you through the claims modules of EasyDPS and EDC-MoveStar.  Plus we’ll talk about the claims history database and communication with repair companies.

This webinar is open and geared to GOgistiX users who work claims.  Click here to register.

Is there something you have questions about or want us to cover during the webinar? Email webinar@edcus.com and let us know.

One day, preparing for summer will mean buying new flip flops and stocking up on sunscreen.  Until then, get ready for summer with EDC Webinars.  On April 16th at 3:00 PM EDT we’re hosting a webinar for EasyDPS customers that will cover the 6 ways you can get ready for peak season.  We’ll walk you through tips and tricks to help you configure EasyDPS to meet your needs this summer.  

We’ll be talking about:

  • Blackouts
  • ETA logins
  • Security certificates
  • Shortfuse shipment rules
  • Email alerts
  • GOgistiX rules

Registration is limited, so this webinar is open exclusively to current EasyDPS customers. There will be a 45 minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Click here to register.

Questions?  Email our team at webinar@edcus.com.

This Week in Geek: Data Integrations

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Get ready to geek out about software system integrations.  

I know, I know.  It’s not the kind of thing most of us get excited about.  But if you and your staff are doing a lot of double data entry, or you feel like things could be more efficient, or you’re just tired of having to use three different software programs to handle the same move, integrations can be pretty awesome. When we use the term “software integration” we are referring to how we get at least two pieces of software to talk to one another.  This is what makes it possible for your EasyDPS to talk with your van line’s internal system, so that you don’t have to enter data twice.  Or for your internal operations software to share billing information with your accounting system, eliminating the need for manual import or export of data files.

There are a lot of different ways to make these integrations work technically.  Most commonly software developers will employ what’s called an API, or application programming interface, to allow other developers to tailor their software in ways that let them communicate with one another.  We won’t bog you down with all the technical details, but it is important for you as the user to know what questions to ask when you’re talking with your software vendors about integrations.

Is this a one-way or two-way integration?

A one-way integration is essentially a data dump.  Your in-house operations software lets you enter all the details of the move and the billing information, then you push a button and that data exports to Quickbooks.  But, any changes made within Quickbooks do not come back to your operations software.  It is a one way street for the data.

Two-way integrations, on the other hand, are bidirectional.  The data flows between both systems and changes that happen are reflected in both.  For example, let’s say you make an update to a shipment in EasyDPS.  That update is then communicated to your internal system using a two-way integration.  Someone else in your company can make a change to that shipment in your internal system, and then that data is reflected in your EasyDPS.  All changes reciprocate, and you don’t ever have to do double data entry because both systems are working off of the same data. Read More

EasyDPS-Release

Customer Relations Manager, Cindy Railine, sent an email last week about some new updates to EasyDPS.  Here’s a brief summary:

  • We added some new features to the claims reports and grid sections after getting great suggestions from GOgistiX users
  • We made some updates to the way SIT data is displayed to eliminate confusion users were experiencing as a result of changes in DPS
  • We added Lambert Enterprises as an additional option for third party billing (you can still send your billing to Daycos and Syncada using your GOgistiX integration)
  • And more…

The complete set of release note details is available under the Support tab of your EasyDPS software.  You can also find instructions there for how to use these updated features.

As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, EasyDPS customers can contact us using the support center tab in EasyDPS.  And if you are a DOD-approved transportation service provider not yet using EasyDPS, please email us at sales@edcus.com to schedule an online demonstration.