BIRMINGHAM. An agreement between McLeod Software and SkyBitz will allow for customers using McLeod Software’s solutions to benefit from real-time information on their trailers. The agreement was announced here at the McLeod Software Users’ Conference.
“The integration of SkyBitz information into McLeod Software’s platform was a logical step for us, as both of our companies are leaders in the transportation technology market sharing the same goal of creating better utilization and efficiencies for our customers,” said Siamak Azmoudeh, senior vp of product line management for SkyBitz.
Before the integration, customers had to log into a program such as McLeod’s LoadMaster for one bit of information and SkyBitz’s InSight for trailer and load information. Now that information will be transferred automatically, allowing for easy access to the information alongside other relevant information.
SkyBitz provides event-driven data such as whether cargo is loaded or unloaded inside a trailer, if the trailer door has been opened or closed, the location of trailers, if a trailer is in motion or stationary, among many other features.
“By uniting the strengths of both companies, this offering further simplifies the process for our transportation industry customers to manage their fleets,” said Tom McLeod, CEO of McLeod Software. “Our customers now can leverage all the benefits SkyBitz has to offer such as improved security measures, increased efficiencies, better utilization and better customer service. We are excited that SkyBitz is able to offer these new features and capabilities for our customers because of this partnership.”
The integration is scheduled to accompany the McLeod Winter 2011 release.