API software from Aljex
facilitates carrier access
Dec 12, 2011 10:21 AM
Aljex offers Application Program Interface (API) software to link brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) directly to carrier online services. Using an Aljex API, brokers can quickly access tracking information and proof-of-delivery as well as extract correct, updated rates and quotes.
APIs enable different applications to exchange information. Aljex APIs created for individual carriers are then available to any customer who uses that carrier. The API pulls data from a carrier site through the brokerís account using the brokerís log-on and password.
With an API, brokers and 3PLs can enjoy virtually all of a carrierís online services without leaving their Aljex screens. An Aljex API reaches across the Internet from the transportation document on a brokerís screen to the always-current rates on the carrierís own web site. Aljex APIs relieve brokers and 3PLs from having to update rates in their own systems each time a carrier makes a change and sends out an update.
APIs permit an Aljex user to query multiple carriers to determine least-cost-routing. Results display within seconds. Thatís far more efficient than going to each site manually or paying a rate agency for what may be less-accurate rates.
For more information, visit www.aljex.com.
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