Four Soft (4S), a global provider of software solutions for the logistics and transportation industry, has signed a significant contract with Jacobson, a leading 3rd party Logistics service providers in the US.
Four Soft will implement its multimodal transport management system - 4S eTrans, order management system - 4S Visilog, Global customs solution - 4S eCustoms and its business intelligence tool 4S Infotips across Jacobson locations globally. This 'best in class' combination will be crucial in streamlining mission critical operations at Jacobson, enabling them to comprehensively improve the already high level of services they provide to their customers. The contract envisions an initial engagement, implementation and operational maintenance period of five years.
Jacobson was founded in 1968. Today, they operate more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space in 35 states across the US and employ approximately 7,000 people. Their extensive network includes 193 facilities worldwide with rapid growth in Asia and emerging markets around the globe.
Jacobson provides end-to-end supply chain solutions that include: warehousing & distribution, freight management, contract packaging & manufacturing, air & ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, deconsolidation & transloading. With their broad reach and proven expertise Jacobson delivers smart logistics and transportation solutions to customers around the globe.
Rajshekhar Roy, CEO, Four Soft, said: "Jacobson sees leveraging IT based solutions as a key catalyst for their ambitious growth plans. Their rigorous search for a primary vendor for these solutions lead to them picking Four Soft from a wide range of solutions vendors. Jacobson will deploy a stack of solutions from Four Soft covering its freight forwarding, customs, order management and visibility operations using Four Softs' comprehensive dashboard and reporting framework. This clearly demonstrates Jacobson's confidence in Four Softs' ability to deliver enterprise wide mission critical solutions across complex global supply chains. I am confident that the term of the engagement envisioned in the contract will be extended indefinitely, and the relationship will remain one of great mutual benefit." He further added, "We have already signed six major deals in the US this financial year. This clearly shows that we are a rapidly growing presence there. The Jacobson engagement gives us the additional impetus to further extend our reach."
4S eTrans is designed and developed on the J2EE platform. It is a multimodal transport management system with built in accounting features and interfaces that permit it to seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of enterprise applications. It comprehensively meets present requirements, and also anticipates several of the future challenges facing the global freight forwarding community. It is designed and developed on technologies with a highly flexible architecture.
4S VisiLog is an order management system linking the enterprise, business partners, associates, service providers & customers seamlessly based on user defined rules. It provides the enterprise end-to-end visibility over its entire value chain though its "anytime anywhere" Track and Trace capabilities. It incorporates features that can help with, execute, control and provide alerts on, all specified events in a defined automated work flow process. It is a web based application with native browser interface and multi lingual support.
4S eCustoms is global customs compliance solution, with plug and play modules for different countries, designed to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment, with interface capabilities with all Four Soft enterprise products and other standard ERP applications.