Freight Brokerage Software Development Company
Streamline your freight brokers’ work with custom freight brokerage software developed by Devox. Tap into the power of centralized management of your fleet operations, matching shipments and carriers and navigating dispatches and arrivals in a more coordinated nature.
What is a Freight Brokerage Software and How Can it Help My Business?
Freight brokerage software is specifically designed for freight brokers, who act as intermediaries between shippers who need to transport goods and carriers who transport these goods. It helps them do their job more accurately and efficiently, serving as a control center for managing the movement of goods from one place to another.
How exactly does it help? This system typically includes capabilities for matching shipments with carriers, managing carrier relationships, handling freight transactions, and facilitating communication between shippers and carriers.
Freight brokerage software is often part of a larger freight management system, which Devox can also help you develop. Leverage the full scale of these operations, or start smaller by addressing one of your business vectors.
Benefits of Custom Freight Brokerage Software
Navigate Complex Communication and Coordination
Up the Managing Capacity
Harness Real-Time Information
Automate What's Complicated
Integrate and Scale Seamlessly
Key Features to Add to Your Custom Freight Brokerage Software
The end freight brokerage software cost depends on the number of features integrated into the solution. We recommend starting with MVP, gradually moving on to the full-scale product with more advanced features.
This feature allows you to manage and communicate with a network of carriers. It includes tools for selecting carriers, negotiating rates, and maintaining carrier compliance and performance records.
Load Matching and Posting
The software can match loads with appropriate carriers based on various criteria like location, equipment type, and cost. It also allows for posting available loads on load boards.
Shipment Tracking and Tracing
Enables real-time tracking of shipments. This feature provides updates on shipment status and location, which is crucial for both the broker and the customer.
This includes tools for managing and comparing carrier rates, calculating shipping costs, and generating quotes for clients.
Documentation and Compliance Management
Automates and organizes necessary documentation like bills of lading, proof of delivery, and carrier contracts, making it easier to access and manage these documents. Ensure all of yourl operations are compliant with industry regulations and standards. This might include tools for managing carrier insurance, authority, and safety ratings.
Accounting and Invoicing
Integrates accounting features to manage invoicing, payments, and financial reporting. This can include features like automated invoicing, payment tracking, and integration with accounting software.
Reporting and Analytics
Provides data analytics and reporting tools to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), analyze trends, and make data-driven decisions.
Freight Brokerage Software Development Services We Provide
Whether you work in maritime logistics, operate land freights, deliver goods via air require anything else, Devox can make your freight-related operations better. See what we can develop.
Load Board and Freight Matching Software
Load boards are online marketplaces where shippers and brokers post loads that need to be transported, and carriers can find loads to haul. A custom one will connect freight carriers with shippers more easily thanks to features like filtering options for specific routes, cargo types, and pricing. Make the process of finding and securing freight loads efficient for carriers, while helping shippers and brokers quickly find available transportation options.
Freight Auction and Bidding Platforms
Developing specialized online systems where shippers or freight brokers can post their loads, and carriers can bid on them. You'll facilitate competitive bidding, which can help your staff secure lower rates for their shipments, eventually getting competitive rates and quick load matching.
Freight Brokerage Software Integration, Scaling or Migration
We can integrate your existing or newly bought FBS with your other logistics software, primarily with the CRM system to manage interactions with shippers and carriers. Alternatively, we can upgrade your software from the legacy stack, ensuring there’s no more downtime.
Freight Brokerage Dispatch Software
Streamline the dispatching process of shipping operations: track the progress of shipments and reach a particular focus on the operational aspects, such as routing and scheduling. Devox will include functionalities for monitoring the real-time location of shipments, offering insights into when they are likely to reach their destination.
Our Freight Brokerage Software Development Process
We start by talking to your team to understand exactly what you need. The Devox account and project managers listen to your logistics managers and figure out the main things you need the software to do, what problems it should solve, and who will be using it. Based on this, we decide what features it should have and how it should work with other systems you use.
Next, our designers get to work. They focus on making the software easy to use (based on UX research) and good-looking, making sure it fits with your brand. They start with black-and-white wireframes and then develop them into a full design for both computers and mobiles, if you need it.
After deciding what the software should do, we pick the best technology for it. Our team then designs how the software will be structured and organizes the data it will use. With this plan in place, we start coding. We build both the behind-the-scenes part (like servers and databases) and the part you interact with (the user interface). We make sure to build the software in a way that makes it easy to maintain and able to handle your business's growth.
Once the main parts of the software are built, we start connecting it with other systems you already use, like your customer management or inventory systems. We also add any extra tools you need, like GPS tracking for your shipments. This step makes sure the new software works well with your existing tools. We then test everything thoroughly to make sure it all works together smoothly.
Before we make the software live, we do a lot of tests to find and fix any issues. We conduct Unit Testing to check individual components for functionality, Integration Testing to ensure different parts of the software work together seamlessly, and Performance Testing to oversee the software’s performance under various conditions. Then, we move on to Security Testing, making sure all data is securely handled and protected. The last one is User Acceptance Testing (UAT), which involves end-users to test and provide feedback on the software.
Having made sure the system works as intended, we prepare the environment (server or cloud-based platform) and deploy it there, having prepared a backup and recovery setup. If we need to, we conduct data migration from your old software.
Logistics Software Integrations
Java, Python, C#, PHP, .NET, Spring Boot, Node.js
Mobile App Development Tools
Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React, Native
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL
MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis
Cloud Computing Platforms
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
API Development Tools
Version Control Systems
Git (GitHub or GitLab)
Containerization and Orchestration Tools
DevOps Tools (CI/CD)
Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI
Business Intelligence and Analytics Tools
Tableau, Power BI, Python
Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and Sensor Data Integration
Azure IoT Suite, AWS IoT, MQTT Protocol, Zigbee, LoRaWAN
AI and Machine Learning Libraries
TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, IBM Watson, Azure Machine Learning
Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce
QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks
FedEx Ship Manager, UPS WorldShip, DHL eCommerce Solutions
Customs and Compliance Software
Flexport, Avalara, Descartes CustomsInfo
Third-party Logistics (3PL) Providers
DHL Supply Chain, XPO Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Security and Compliance Tools
Norton, Security McAfee, RSA SecurID
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What are some best-rated freight brokerage software?
As of 2024, the list of top freight brokerage software includes:
- Rose Rocket TMS (for offering API-first platform for easy integration);
- Trucker Tools (for providing real-time visibility and insights);
- Trimble (offers global shipment visibility and tracking, predictive analytics, and customized workflows);
- Transport Pro (for streamlining LTL freight management);
- Strategy Live (for supporting custom reporting and QuickBooks integration);
- AscendTMS (for DAT and Truckstop easy integration and comprehensive free version);
- Tailwind (for straightforward UI/UX);
- Descartes Aljex (best suitable for intermodal freight brokers);
- DAT Broker TMS (best suited for 3PL carrier vetting and strategic planning);
- BrokerPro (suitable for both LTL and TL freights);
- LoadPilot (for intuitive interface and suitability for smaller brokerages).
While these systems each offer a number of benefits in a ready-made solution, you don’t have to pick any of them thanks to the custom development Devox provides. We can develop a system where all of the mentioned benefits will be featured so that your business can focus on expanding while taking the pain of operational efficiency off your shoulders.
What customization options are available in your Freight Brokerage Software?
Our Freight Brokerage Software offers extensive customization to align with your unique business needs. You can tailor features like load matching, carrier management, and reporting to fit your specific operational workflow. Customization extends to user interfaces, allowing for personalized dashboards and notifications. Moreover, we ensure that our software integrates seamlessly with your existing systems, whether it’s a CRM, accounting software, or a GPS tracking system, providing a unified and efficient workflow.
Can your software help ensure compliance with industry regulations?
Absolutely. Our Freight Brokerage Software is designed with compliance as a core feature. It stays updated with the latest industry regulations, including Hours of Service (HOS), Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandates, and safety standards. The software automates documentation processes, ensuring that all your operations meet legal requirements. Regular compliance reports and alerts help you stay on top of any changes in regulations, minimizing the risk of non-compliance.
How does the software support different types of transportation modes?
Our software is versatile, supporting various transportation modes including truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, air freight, and ocean shipping. Each mode has tailored features; for instance, LTL shipments can benefit from consolidated billing and optimized load planning, while intermodal transport users can track container movements across different carriers. This multi-modal support ensures that regardless of the transportation types your business uses, our software can manage and streamline operations effectively.
Can the software be scaled as my brokerage business grows?
Yes, scalability is a key feature of our software. As your business grows and your operational demands increase, our software can scale accordingly. Whether you need to handle more transactions, expand to new markets, or add more users, our software adapts to your growing needs without compromising on performance or efficiency.
What kind of reporting and analytics capabilities does the software offer?
Our software comes with robust reporting and analytics capabilities, providing deep insights into your operations. Customizable reports cover various aspects like carrier performance, cost analysis, and shipment tracking. Our analytics tools help you identify trends, forecast demand, and make data-driven decisions. These insights are crucial for optimizing operations, enhancing customer satisfaction, and driving business growth.
How does the software enhance communication with carriers and clients?
Effective communication is central to our software design. It features a communication module that facilitates real-time updates and information exchange between you, carriers, and clients. Automated notifications and alerts keep all parties informed about shipment status, delays, and delivery confirmations. This streamlined communication not only improves operational efficiency but also enhances transparency and trust with your clients and carriers.
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