DAMCO unveils new application for mobile platforms
Damco has announced the release of an app for all of the major mobile platforms including, iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry.
The product is designed to provide customers with a fast and simple way to get an overview on the status of the logistic services being delivered to them by Damco.
The app makes it possible to track shipments quickly using a device that is available at all times instead of being tied down by a normal PC. In industries where secure and constant delivery of goods are essential – apparel and retail for example – this flexibility is invaluable.
Initially Damco’s apps will offer tracking of ocean freight shipments, with the eventual expansionto airfreight tracking.
Damco is the first logistic provider in the industry to offer its customers apps on all important mobile platforms and the launch is part of an overall effort to prepare for a future where more business processes will need to be efficiently supported on smartphones and tablets.
“The proliferation of mobile devices is making it economical and scalable to reach customers with apps. During recent years tremendous advances have been made, not only in the capabilities of the devices, but also in their ease of use,” said Mark Scotland, chief information officer at Damco.
“As a result the screens and functionality of the devices are more than sufficient to give customers mobile access to the applications they access via our standard platforms today,” he added.
In addition to launching mobile apps, Damco has also launched a number of widgets, which are small stand-alone applications that can be executed within a webpage when customers access their applications on myDamco.
The widgets allow users to create individual content and have constant access to them throughout their workday, explained Scotland.
“In today’s work environment getting information is rarely a problem. However, structuring the flood of information into a relevant view to create insight and be able to make critical “on-time”decisions is a major issue.”
“The widgets represent a simple to use solution to this because customers can easily design their own cockpit or dashboard with the exact online information they need to do their job efficiently. It is easily done with a simple drag and drop functionality similar to iGoogle and other successful web content providers,” he added.