ShipSTM™ – Shipment Planning/Transportation Management Module enhances the ShipERP™ shipping solution by adding planning and transportation capabilities such as multi-modal shipping, load planning & optimization, carrier selection, load tendering, route management and freight cost consolidation. ShipSTM’s fast and efficient planning functionality takes seconds to plan shipments, which in turn keeps your logistics operations focused on the flow of the warehouse processes.
By using a configuration-based approach, optimization and consolidation rules are straightforward to understand and adjust. In addition, because of its integration to ShipERP™, the required electronic connectivity to carriers, freight forwarders and logistics providers to execute shipments is a simple turn-key solution through the ShipERP’s portfolio of integrated carriers.
To further compliment the planning and transportation solution offerings in ShipSTM™, the solution is designed around a planning and transportation cockpit functionality which brings all functionality into a centrally managed screen hence eliminating multiple user screens and increases productivity. The cockpit offers functionality for consolidating shipments, shipment packing, freight rating, transportation bid process, managing haulage, digital signature, and shipment closure process which includes printing of all required documentation based on origin to destination.
ShipSTM supports all mode of transportation managment
Shipment consolidation & freight cost consolidation
Digital Signature Built-in
Determinations & Modifications
Haulage determination and leg/stage modification capabilities
Load management & Route management are fully integrated
Automatic and manual shipment tendering
Freight Rating integration in Planning and Transportation Management screens
Updates & Request
Real-time request for routing & update Routing
Planning & Staging
Planning and staging deliveries included.
The ShipERP shipping solution is written completely in SAP ABAP. Core to its technology is the use of web services within SAP to directly communicate and transact business with the major carriers that support this technology. By following Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methodology it enables the ShipERP application to integrate seamlessly with carriers and provide real-time processing of shipments and tracking.
If a carrier does not support a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) the ShipERP product can also utilize XML via HTTP POST or EDI processing to communicate with the carriers. Other options for integration include tracking number generation using carrier algorithms or pre-generated tracking numbers loaded into ShipERP. Whatever is the method of integration ShipERP can support it.
ShipERP’s design and use of SOA within SAP has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) and given the certification of “SAP Certified ABAP Add-On and Powered by Netweaver”. This certification guarantees that ShipERP conforms to SAP’s rigorous integration requirements and that this “built-in” solution will provide stability and technical efficiency. As part of the certification process, ShipERP is given its own namespace. This means that ShipERP has a unique, non-customer specific transaction which distinguishes the product form other SAP transactions and customer specific transactions. The ShipERP Multi-Carrier Shipping Solution namespace and unique transaction is /ERPIS/SHIPERP. This provides structure and organization during an upgrade by preventing the product from being stepped on. Using the unique namespace not only prevents naming conflicts, but it also prevents unauthorized modification of distributed objects that were built in the unique namespace. A unique namespace is reserved with SAP against your SAP installation number. It is not transferrable, and can only be registered and used on that specific installation of SAP. The namespace also comes with development and a repair license keys. Only the owner of the unique namespace development license key can develop objects in their unique namespace. Recipients of products that were built in the unique namespace cannot modify or repair the delivered objects without receiving the repair license key from the namespace owner.
Being a certified SAP solution, ShipERP is delivered to customer systems as a package which is imported via the SAP SAINT transaction. This makes ShipERP support packages easy to implement and consistent with SAP’s support methodology. Scalability as well as accurate change management is achieved through this process. Internal Basis teams can support this functionality which in turn empowers the customer’s staff and contributes to the bottom-line cost reductions.
ERP Integrated Solutions, Inc. (ERP-IS) is confident that you can achieve a reduction in warehouse/operations labor based on the implementation of ShipERP and the best practices associated with that implementation. The fully-featured shipping software (ShipERP) is compatible with the following hardware/software environments:Hardware:
- NetWeaver server
- Barcode scanners at each pack/ship terminal (Optional)
- Barcode printers (Zebra preferred)
- Scales (Optional)
- Workstations running SAP GUI
- SAP S/4HANA
- SAP ECC 6.0 or
- SAP ECC 5.0 or
- SAP EWM
- SAP TM