Heidler Freight Cost Management System
Our Heidler Freight Cost Management System HFMS provides you with an optimal overview of the freight cost situation in the company.
Through a seamless calculation of shipping costs, HFMS supports processes from freight optimization to invoice verification.
The following modules are available in the HFMS:
HFMS – Rate structures
In the HFMS tariff system, you can manage your tariffs on a multitenant and carrier-dependent basis and map a wide variety of tariffing options, among others:
- Zone and weight based tariffs
- Volume and/or volume weights
- Loading meter
- distance allowance / customer rate table
- Surcharges such as tolls, diesel, etc.
Each tariff can be additionally provided with rules. This ranges from simple conditions such as “only for certain packaging”, “above a certain weight” to completely individualized rules for you.
Via the integrated REST interface, you can either calculate the shipment charges directly via the HVS32 shipping system or also connect your own system to the HFMS.
The best price determination, as part of the extension “Shipment Policy Manager” (SPM) can do more than just determine the cheapest carrier.
The goal is to select the best carrier or carrier service for a shipment.
This is made possible by a completely individually configurable set of rules. This ranges from simple rules such as a maximum weight to customer-dependent carrier exclusions.
In the final step of the carrier determination, the cheapest carrier is then selected.
The determination of the best carrier can be done in 4 different ways:
- Interactive selection in our shipping system HVS32
- Fully automatic decision and label printing for certain process sequences
- Display of the best carrier in the web interface of the HFMS
Direct connection and feedback to your host system via the REST interface of the HFMS
The invoice audit extension allows you to import invoices from various carriers and compare them with the calculated shipment prices.
Within the invoice audit you can see at a glance:
- Items billed too high
- Items billed more than once
- Unknown shipments
Invoice differences can then be reported to the carrier via email or exported to your host system.
The invoice verification also offers an optional evaluation function. With this option you can create completely self-defined statistics.
The output is done as required in files (CSV, XML or JSON), in printable lists or as an interactive diagram.
Freight charges and number of shipments per month
With the extension “FENCE” (Fee Estimation for New Carrier Endeavors) the shipments calculated so far with the HFMS can be taken as a basis for a simulation.
New freight carrier offers can be stored as a tariff in HFMS and then simulated with the FENCE extension. The already calculated shipments can be calculated again with the new tariffs and then compared.
Individual Import of Microsoft® Excel® files
With the extension “IGEL” you can create and import templates for your tariff tables yourself.
You will only configure the position and format of the tariff table within the file.
The import is done automatically after selecting the layout and the file
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