The CONDOR Despatch
Management System is an MS-Windows based computer software package
suitable for any organisation that uses the services of Transport
Companies. CONDOR is specifically designed for despatch personnel,
is easy to learn and simple to use.
CONDOR allows users to enter and maintain consignment details,
print bar coded address labels, consignment notes and freight
manifests. Transport costs are automatically calculated by selection
of Carrier, service level, location or type of freight being shipped.
Details are recorded for later analysis. Pallet movements, both
inwards and outwards, can also be recorded. CONDOR is easily integrated
with other computer systems using its industry standard (DOMEDI)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) interface. Consignment details
can be electronically transferred to other systems.
labour costs for connote and label production
data entry costs using EDI methods
data entry and reduces errors
coded labels improve freight tracking and security
carrier on service & price
billing improves cash flow
coded labels improve security
data reduces errors and debtors queries
or multi user
or multi user
consolidates orders - saves money
access to historical data improves Customer Service
line haul loading plans and vehicle allocation
paper work using EDI methods
the need to supply consignment notes
administration costs by reverse billing or simple account
Consignment details such
as carrier, service level, senders address, receivers address,
department/cost centres, weight, items, cubic dimensions and special
instructions can be entered. Regular sender, receiver, department,
and types of freight are catered for to assist and speed up data
entry. Facilities to handle insurance, dangerous goods, foodstuffs,
pallets and product lines are also provided. Charges are automatically
calculated, displayed and recorded for each consignment. Consignments
already entered can be accessed for inquiry and or adjustment
purposes. When entering consignment details this function will
detect any similar consignments already entered, display a warning
and allow the user to add the new details to the existing consignment.
A consignment can be broken up into different Customer References.
Accounts can be sent
to a third party other than the sender or receiver of the goods.
View an audit trail of all changes to the consignment. Allows
for itemising of sub components
Notes and Labels
Freight details entered
using the consignment processing function can be printed on pre-printed
consignment note stationery complete with barcodes, if required.
An option to selectively reprint specific consignment notes is
As consignment details
are entered, stick-on labels can be printed, for attachment to
the freight itself. Allowance for multi part consignments is provided
(e.g. 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3)
There are several different
label formats available.
New labels can be designed
to fit in with the customerís needs.† If you need to print information
on pre-printed labels then a specially formatted printout can
be added to the database.
A detailed manifest listing consignments
can be printed after entering freight details. A range of selection
criteria and sort options is provided to allow users to easily
list the appropriate information in the correct order. Controls
are in place to ensure that consignments arent printed on
The number and type of
pallets associated with an outward-bound consignment can be
entered as part of entering freight details. A count of the
number of pallets is automatically updated and an audit trail
of all pallet movements is maintained and can be recalled and
reviewed for later analysis.
A separate function is provided
to record the number and type of inward bound pallets.
A comprehensive on-line
rating or charging facility is built. It allows rates to be
set-up and tailored to different customers needs. Area,
service, weight, item and product based charges can be maintained
easily. Additional charges or surcharges can also be maintained.
Each clients rates can be
kept up to date easily using the EDI interface, which transfers
any changes electronically to each system ensuring consistency
and integrity of rating data.
that allow users to easily maintain postcode, area, client,
sender, receiver, department cost centre, service, product and
company details are provided. All maintenance functions have
basic report or listing capabilities.
amount of data maintained in the system is limited only by the
amount of available hard disk space. A function to allow a periodic
clean up of old consignment details is also included.
controls can be set-up, using passwords for individual users,
to restrict access to the functions provided.
back-up and recovery functions are provided to ensure the important
data maintained in the system is protected.
complete list of all consignments by date, customer, service
or location is provided.
Data Interchange (EDI)
option to electronically transfer freight details, accept
delivery statusís, rating and account details, to and from
other systems is available. The interface has been developed
to conform with industry standard EDI rules for data transmission.
is an Open Database Compliant (ODBC) product which means it
can be easily integrated with a large range of other ODBC
products such as word processors, spreadsheets, report writers,
accounting systems, etc.
will run on a multitude of computer brands that run the Microsoft
Windows operating systems whether a stand alone PC or a multi
user network consisting of many PCís.