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Translogix - Project Implementation

Supplier: Translogix Systems

From our experience in implementing tranpost systems , staging the implementation process in a linear approach has provided us with the most successful outcomes. Below is an example of a phased implementation plan for most of the modules within Sapphire and specific phases would be reviewed to meet each customer’s requirements.


Project Implementation

  • Phase I – Transport Management & Accounts Receivable
    • This initial phase is focused on the core data set up and managing the rate structures to ensure the revenue streams of the business are quickly managed.
    • Core data will be migrated from existing systems where possible through importing routines to ensure as little disruption to current workflows as possible.
    • At the completion of Phase I, we would expect job bookings to be captured, priced, invoiced and pushed through to the Sales Ledger for debtors control.
    • There are two main groups of data tables, which would be created in this phase: Transport and Accounts Receivable. The design of specified reports such as the consignment note, manifest and invoice layout would also be achieved in this phase.

  • Phase II – Accounts, Warehouse & Workshop
    • The key elements of Phase II are to complete the implementation of the remaining elements of the Accounts Modules being:
      Accounts Payable, the Journal and General Ledger.
    • This Phase would also include the configuration of the warehouse and workshop modules.
    • Further financial reporting structures will be defined and configured at this point, as will the reporting requirements in the warehouse and workshop modules.

  • Phase III – Advanced Transport & EDI
    • Once the base system has been implemented, defining and designing the most optimum structure to manage the operational structures and processes within each customer will be the focus of Phase III.
    • EDI requirements will also be incorporated into this phase, as certain elements of the operational structure will need to be defined with EDI definitions being taken into consideration.
    • The completion of Phase III will result in the operational activities at the customer being managed and therefore the costing and profitability reporting will be introduced and refined to meet the needs of management.

  • Phase IV – Web Server & Document Imaging Integration
    • On achieving management of the operational activities within the customer, the next phase will involve the implementation of the Web Server and integrating the image capture of POD’s into the application.

  • Phase V – Mobile Integration
    • We will have previously reviewed the requirements outlined by each customer regarding mobile integration and will understand the end result that each customer wants to achieve.
    • The justification for leaving the mobile integration to the final phase is due to the complex operational structure and rules that need to be defined prior to developing any interface to a mobile device.
    • The design of screen layouts, rules and processes controlled through the mobile device will be defined and implemented during this phase.
    • Upon completion, the customer’s employees would control the movement of freight through the use of either using a hand-held computer or scanners and barcode labeled logistics units.