DAT Solutions has further simplified its small-broker-focused Keypoint transportation management software (TMS) with the introduction of DAT Keypoint Ops, designed for start-up brokerages and/or small carriers with brokerage wings who want a simple operations system.
The TMS places the most commonly used dispatch functions on a single screen. Brokers can enter key information about the shipper and the freight, and dispatch a truck. From that same screen, they can send a rate confirmation to the carrier, confirm that the load was picked up and delivered, and print and send an invoice to the shipper. The amount of time to become efficient using Keypoint Ops is a fraction of normal TMS system set up times, and is aided by minimal required training that is available online for self-paced learning.
“DAT Keypoint Ops was designed for a startup broker who needs a simplified TMS that can easily take care of his or her operations on a single screen,” says Keypoint General Manger Steve Blair. “It’s simple to learn, easy to use, and, as the brokerage grows, it can seamlessly scale up from a single-user system to one with hundreds of users.”
The web-based application is sold by monthly subscription, starting at $100 for the first user, $35 per additional user. It interfaces with all major load boards, including DAT Power, as well as DAT RateView for lane rates guidance.
Customers can at any point choose to upgrade to the full DAT Keypoint TMS, with its integrated operations and accounting functions and numerous optional modules.