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Mobile apps by FIS for consistent logistics processes

Are you facing individual challenges in the field of goods delivery? Would you like to enter goods receipts at the customer's site mobile and on site and document additional information (e.g. concerning the condition of the goods at the moment of delivery)? Or would you like to know the current location of your truck and when the goods will be delivered?

 

The SAP-based apps by FIS for your distribution logistics help you optimize these and other tasks so that you will always have an overview of your logistics processes. The seamless integration of the apps into SAP enables you to create consistent logistics processes, also beyond goods issue: Any information is immediately available in the ERP system in real time, without manual transmission or interface losses.

 

The app for the proof of delivery (PoD app) documents the receipt of goods directly on site – both online and offline. Using mobile devices, the carrier enters the signature of the goods recipient as well as photos and remarks that will automatically be stored in the ERP system relative to the outbound delivery. The tracking monitor is an optional enhancement of the PoD app and used to check and analyze outbound deliveries with your own car pool. As a result, it is possible to track the current truck location as well as the drivers’ adherence to break times.

 

 

 

Your benefits using the app for the proof of delivery

  • Paperless documentation of goods delivery
  • Online communication with the SAP system
  • Also without Internet: outbound delivery processing
  • High-performance basis through SAP technology
  • Ergonomic and responsive dialogs (SAPUI5)
  • Individual enhancement possibilities

Scope of the app for the proof of delivery

The mobile "proof of delivery" app (PoD app), which is integrated in the SAP system, documents goods deliveries directly on site, both online and offline. The digital signature of the goods recipient is entered using mobile devices. Optionally, you can document the transfer via photos as well as remarks. The app stores them automatically in the ERP system as attachments to the relevant outbound delivery. As a consequence, the goods receipt is digitally, easily and quickly documented in your system.

FAQ on the proof of delivery app

The data is stored in the archive. It is directly linked to the delivery document using the "Object services" function.

Yes, a connected archive including the archive.link technique is the prerequisite for using the PoD app since the document bearing the signature will directly be stored in the archive and attached as enclosure to the delivery document. Without archive connection, the database of the system would be exposed to extreme growth.

It depends on your current work mode: delivery mode or transport mode. If an online connection exists in the delivery note mode, the delivery will directly be read from SAP at the moment of entry or scan. Once the data has been entered, the delivery document will directly be updated in the online mode. In the offline mode, the document or the entered number are adopted without being checked at first. It is possible to correct this data afterwards should problems arise during the downstream synchronization (in case of transposed digits, for instance, due to manual entries).

 

In the transport mode, an online connection is mandatorily required at first so that the delivery will appear in the app. The deliveries are called from the SAP system by using a higher-level document. Afterwards, it is possible to continue working offline. It is not possible to scan or enter individual delivery documents in the transport mode.

No, this is not possible. This is a control station functionality for the sender. Only the person authorized at the control station is able to track the truck or goods movement on the road by using the tracking monitor. The goods recipient may get a notification saying that the truck with the goods is leaving the ramp and is en route. They may get another notification upon goods delivery.

Your benefits using the truck tracking monitor

  • Clear user interface for quick evaluations
  • Short response times due to live data
  • Optional: quick information for the customer
  • Analysis and optimization of routes
  • Identification of unplanned delays (such as traffic jam or breakdown)

Scope of the truck tracking monitor

The truck tracking monitor is an optional enhancement of the PoD app and used to check and analyze outbound deliveries with your own car pool. If the Internet connection is activated, this enhancement provides you, for instance, with live data on truck locations, routes and wait times. As a result, the logistics manager always has an overview of all relevant information and can quickly respond to variances. The monitor also enables service employees to reliably answer customer requests regarding the precise time of delivery.

FAQ on the truck tracking monitor

Currently, trucks can be filtered according to shipping point and date.

It is not possible to view only one truck on the screen. You can only be navigated towards a truck. Neither is it possible to hide individual trucks.

Currently, it is possible to evaluate the deliveries effected and those that are still open. It is also possible to evaluate truck breaks or wait times and distances covered. The distance covered by each truck can even be retraced on the following day.

SAP consulting and implementation for your warehouse logistics

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Intralogistics under SAP S/4HANA with SAP Stock Room Management

With more than 25 years of logistics experience and expertise, FIS supports you throughout the complete implementation of SAP Stock Room Management for small and medium-sized warehouses with manual process.

 

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Consultation and introduction of SAP TM

Ensure optimized management of your transport processes with SAP TM. Automate your transport planning and execution and thus reduce your transport costs in the long term. Real-time data enables you to make quick and valid decisions at any time, for example in the event of delivery delays.

 

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Use the SAP-based apps by FIS to optimize your distribution logistics processes and ensure consistently integrated logistics flows. With more than 25 years of experience in ERP environment and logistics, the FIS logistics experts will be pleased to advise you with regard to your individual requirements. Please contact them via e-mail or phone.

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Christian Toth
Specialized Sales Warehouse & Transport Solutions