Release Date: 23 April 2009
Release ID: 1568
Four Soft Limited (4S) (NSE: "FOURSOFT", BSE: 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for transportation and logistics industry, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Four Soft Netherlands BV, has recently secured a contract with Midl b.v. Integrated Logistics (Midl) to implement its connectivity solution - 4S eConnect, to exchange order information between Midl and its customers.
Midl b.v. Integrated Logistics is a Netherlands based freight forwarding and third party (3PL) logistics company, with an established international network, covering various geographical locations. Midl has been using Four Soft’s applications - 4S eTrans SME (freight forwarding application) and 4S eLog (warehouse management system) for quite some time now. Both the applications are running successfully at Midl’s locations.
Mr. Kees Dinnessen, Managing Director of Midl b.v. Integrated Logistics, commented on the deal, “We selected 4S eConnect to act as an interface between 4S eLog and SAP system being used by one of our customers, to aid exchange of data between these systems. We are confident, by providing interface between these systems, we will be able to streamline our order management, enhance business productivity and provide quicker customer service. We hope to start using the new system by end of April 2009.”
Mr. Richard Gralike, Managing Director, Four Soft Netherlands BV said, “This is our third contract with Midl and we are excited at the opportunity to partner with them once again. We have acquired rich experience by working with them closely on the earlier projects and earned their trust by implementing the software applications successfully. With this implementation, 4S will help Midl process the purchase orders of its customer, quickly and accurately.”
4S eConnect is a business integration system that accommodates a diverse range of information flow from multiple applications. It also facilitates multiple layers of communications ensuring that information is transmitted to the appropriate channels. When complemented by the 4S eConnect Server, it will manage a variety of transactions and processes in real-time.
4S eConnect bridges the gaps between business processes, databases, technologies, communication layers and software systems. It is an essential component for business enterprises managing disparate systems but requiring an integrated interface to oversee the operations as a holistic entity. It offers connectivity from any source to all participants in the supply-chain with information in various formats that can be delivered in batch or real-time anywhere, anytime. This connectivity tool allows small and large operations to work seamlessly together based on their own respective levels of technology, because business rules are self contained and separate from software rules. Secondly, the business rules and software rules are interchangeable so that business rules built on one technology Platform can be used with different mediums like XML or EDI. The advantages are that, changes and application upgrades at one point of several nodes in the supply-chain will automatically be updated in the entire network.
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