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EXTRA For Lumber and Building Materials

Elite EXTRA is the first cloud-based dispatch management solution designed for the lumber and building materials industry. EXTRA integrates with your existing Point of Sale/ERP system to grab relevant sales order, PO, and transfer data to streamline your dispatch and delivery operations. You can expect ROI and improved customer service through complete management of your drivers, orders and fleet, while maximizing your delivery resources.

EXTRA will give you a better way to schedule your deliveries. Here’s how:

Optimization - Our traditional scheduling board and route sequence optimization gets your orders scheduled and your drivers out on the road - delivering - and back to the yard in the most efficient way possible.

Scheduling Management - Improve customer service with 360 degree order visibility - view the delivery schedule, ticket status, who drove which truck, when it left, when it should arrive - everything is there.

Routes and Manifests - Optimally sequenced routes with order and delivery instructions get dispatched right to a driver’s mobile device, with the option of audible turn-by-turn directions.

Territory Crossover - Eliminate costly deliveries where branch A delivers into branch B’s territory.

Your delivery operation and fleet is likely the most expensive item on your income statement, second only to payroll.

Digital Vehicle Inspection Reporting - DVIR is an app for your drivers to complete and submit inspection reports for their vehicles and delivery equipment, before leaving the yard.

Vehicle Maintenance - EXTRA’s vehicle maintenance app can be used daily for pre-run checklist purposes, or it can accommodate periodic maintenance needs.

Real-time alerts - EXTRA alerts dispatch and drivers when a vehicle has exceeded a maintenance interval and whether or not a driver is eligible or compliant.

When your business requires you to obtain a POD, it has to be quick, and it has to be easy.

Job-site Picture Capture - EXTRA is programmed to take confirmation pictures at delivery or pickup, and have them sent back to the yard in real-time.

Signature Capture - Grab a signature right on your device. That signature is immediately affixed electronically to your invoices and documents for email, print on demand, or electronic filing.

Piece Count for Millwork Deliveries - Whether manually entered or scanned in, each piece associated with a stop - delivery or pickup - will be quickly accounted for.

POD Documents - Detailed POD documents and images are available, containing the delivery data you need, and automatically sent to a unique customer portal for your clients.

GPS tracking should do more for you than just tell you where your drivers are - EXTRA does that:

Real-time ETAs - By combining our GPS tools with your sales order address data, you’ll know exactly when your drivers will arrive at each job site on their manifest.

Manage by Exception - Before the driver leaves, EXTRA knows how long the trip should take. Dispatch will be automatically alerted when an ETA is exceeded.

Customer Service in Real-time - EXTRA can push ETAs to your customer web portal, or ours, saving everybody the phone call.

Smart Geo-fencing - Job sites in new subdivisions without address information are the norm, not the exception. EXTRA can learn the address with the first delivery arrival.

All the functionality you need on one device, without the headache and expense of dealing with a separate black box and in-cab display device.

Easy Communication - In-cab tablet support and communication between drivers and dispatchers through our Android or iOS driver application is simple, cost effective, and safe.

Universal Functionality - Report delays, capture proof of delivery, enter quantity delivered or picked up, submit DVIR reports, optional apps such as push to talk, among many other things.

Mobile Management - The EXTRA ToGo Mobile App allows users to view drivers and routes while away from their computers. Configure functionality on each device by driver.

At any given time, you can grab a snapshot of either a single driver, or customer to review historical data on any piece of your dispatch and delivery operation.

ABC Costing - Understanding the specific delivery costs associated with a bid is critical to serving the account profitably. EXTRA supplies that data so you can make better pricing decisions.

OTIF Reporting - Your customer evaluates your delivery performance based on whether you get product to the jobsite when promised. EXTRA measures that service level performance.

Integrated Intelligence - Because EXTRA can integrate with your sales order management system, you get reporting on nearly every facet of your business.

Map-based Reporting - Quickly pull historic breadcrumbs-style reports, business intelligence that can stand alone, or have it put into a map-based context.

Simplicity - If you have an internet connection and a browser, you have everything you need to run EXTRA. No servers, complicated installs, user licenses, or IT staff required.

Support - Because your instance of EXTRA is a secure website, if you have questions, we can log into your unique site, see what you’re seeing, and walk you through to a solution.

Flexible - An unparalleled range of functionality and features allows EXTRA to account for how you do business. We can simply turn on the features you need, and turn off the ones you don’t.

You need more than just software, you need "EXTRA".

  • Award-winning service and support on a cloud platform.
  • User/service-focused environment of innovation and enhancement.
  • Bluetooth telematics and engine diagnostics are coming in mid-2015.
  • Automatic contractor email and text notifications arrives in mid-2015.


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