The New Jersey-based transportation software developer Aljex Software said Monday it has introduced a new service that enables carriers to fax documents directly into a broker's or third partly logistics services provider's hosted Aljex system.
Integrated Inbound Faxing (IIF) allows a broker using Aljex’s system to receive faxed proofs of delivery (PODs) or rate confirmations from carriers directly into that broker's Aljex account. At the Aljex end, the process from POD through billing is paperless. Each broker or 3PL is assigned a dedicated fax telephone number.
“Faxed documents appear as jpegs on a secure Web portal where the broker can confirm and/or match an individual document to a particular pro number,” the company said. “When documents are bar coded, Aljex can often read the bar codes and automatically link rate confirmations and PODs with individual pros. If it's not barcoded, Aljex provides options to search for the right shipment for the documents.”
The system is designed to eliminate steps in handling faxed documents and cutting billing cycle time.