Tysons Corner, VA, December 3, 2014
MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Eyefreight (eyefreight.com), a provider of SaaS transportation management system (TMS) technology, has chosen to add MicroStrategy to its TMS technology solution, providing organizations around the world with an end-to-end logistics technology solution that is user-friendly, customized to meet different reporting requirements, and designed to scale.
Headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands with U.S. headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, Eyefreight provides shippers with a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) and integrates with existing transportation workflows to reduce cost of distribution by 10-30 percent for global customers such as Campari, Floraholland, Levi’s, Mango and Tata Steel.
Eyefreight’s database contains enormous, valuable customer data, and uses algorithms to optimize inventory allocation and product distribution, combining customer orders located anywhere in the world into multi-drop, continuous move, backhaul, and pooling transportation movements. By leveraging the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, Eyefreight’s customers will be able to build interactive reports and self-service dashboards based on numerous data points – orders, shipments, actual carrier rates, preferred carrier designations, load capacity, delivery time windows, and carrier score cards – to optimize their transportation networks. Eyefreight customers will be also able to create, access, and share insightful MicroStrategy dashboards with other colleagues that show the Eyefreight product’s shipment status in real-time.
“Most ERP and TMS systems are unable to determine the cost-to-serve of a sales order because these systems are not able to store the complex rate sheets needed for calculation,” said Ken Fleming, CEO at Eyefreight. “These systems are also not able to tie the shipment costs to the business units where they belong. With MicroStrategy embedded into our TMS offering, our customers will be able to uncover these costs quickly using a powerful yet user-friendly, self-service technology solution that meets their unique needs.”
After an extensive evaluation of other analytics vendors in the market, Eyefreight chose MicroStrategy for its ability to support a full range of functionality compared with other point solution tools, and for its leading enterprise-grade software offerings that bring agile data discovery and self-service analytics with advanced visualizations within the reach of its global clientele.
“The best-run organizations understand the need to make decisions on trusted enterprise data, and in turn are looking for more than just analytical point solutions,” said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “Leading transportation and logistics providers, including Eyefreight, are choosing MicroStrategy to easily explore and analyze their complex data, and end up with better service levels, improved timeliness, and reduced costs.”