Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does Fortigo do?
Fortigo's logistics cost management (LCM) solution helps organizations streamline logistics processes, improve customer service, and drive down operating costs. The Fortigo solution easily plugs into existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management systems (WMS).
Is Fortigo right for my organization?
If you have more than fifty (50) daily shipments then Fortigo can save you money by automating, optimizing and auditing your logistics processes.
- Reduce operating costs by automating manual processes and optimizing carrier and service selection.
- Improve customer relationships as a result of greater inventory visibility, proactive exception management, and real-time exchange of information.
- Monitor transportation vendor compliance by auditing and reporting on cost and performance metrics.
How does Fortigo compare to in-house developed custom solutions?
Fortigo enables logistics personnel to focus on logistics strategy and provides an efficient execution framework based on the automate-optimize-audit paradigm. Fortigo seamlessly integrates with existing ERP or WMS systems and directly interfaces with a continually growing number of leading carriers. This means that the next time you consider expanding or redesigning your transportation network you will simply input your new strategy into Fortigo and go from planning to execution as quickly as possible.
Can I activate individual Fortigo modules, rather than the entire suite?
Absolutely. You can take advantage of our entire suite of applications or only one or two modules if that is all your operations require. The Fortigo solution is segmented into discrete parts, so that you can pick and choose which modules add value to your operations. In a nutshell Fortigo shipper, business rules, and optimizer nodules help you move things out of the warehouse quickly, using the best carrier and service levels. Fortigo visibility network and exceptions monitor help you administer in transit shipments and proactively manage exceptions. Fortigo audit engine monitors carrier performance for both on time delivery and proper billing.
What is On-Demand Logistics?
On-Demand Logistics technology offers the flexibility to deploy logistics applications with a few mouse clicks. It is geared towards logistics and operations professionals, and does not require any internal IT resources. Users have complete control over the functionality deployed while realizing immediate benefits.
Can Fortigo integrate with other supply chain systems?
Yes. Fortigo easily integrates with other systems including ERP and WMS systems. It supports a variety of integration options including XML, EDI, CSV, Excel and more.
How does Fortigo drive down operating costs?
Fortigo drives down operating costs by automating, optimizing, and auditing logistics processes. Process automation eliminates duplicate data entry and streamlines resource utilization. Shipment optimization eliminates ad hoc carrier and service level selection at the shipping dock. Enhanced visibility and proactive exception management eliminates manual shipment tracking and provides better customer service. Carrier compliance audit ensures accurate carrier billing.
What is the return on investment (ROI) using Fortigo?
By simply mixing and matching different modules to address key pain points, organizations using Fortigo can drive down bottom line logistics costs by at least 5 to 15 percent. In addition, the managed service delivery model coupled with Fortigo's On Demand technology eliminates the need for in-house IT resources. A more detailed ROI analysis can be found here. We would be glad to perform an enterprise logistics analysis to accurately estimate your savings.
Who uses Fortigo?
A rapidly growing number of leading organizations use Fortigo in a number of industries. If you're a manufacturer, e-tailer, reseller, or distributor, we can help you trim your current shipping expenses and offer better customer service by automating, optimizing, and auditing key logistics processes. If you're a 3PL or a carrier, we can help you win enterprise accounts by providing the technology platform and integration required by large organizations.
How do I get started with Fortigo?
Call us at 512-372-8884 or e-mail us and we will get you started right away.