Crux Systems Insights

SaaS in logistics

August 2, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The Crux Systems platform is software as a service, meaning that the software is centrally hosted and licensed on a subscription basis. One of the primary reasons we use a SaaS model is that it makes things easy for our customers. It's easy to deploy and flexible enough to meet the needs of different types of businesses.

There are a number of other benefits of using a SaaS solution rather than software that has to be hosted and maintained locally.

It's cost-effective

Overall, SaaS costs less than software you need to host and maintain yourself. Because SaaS is subscription-based, you don't have a large initial expense to purchase the software. And you won't have the ongoing expenses for hardware, data storage, and maintenance that you would have for locally hosted software.

It can scale quickly

SaaS allows users to quickly scale to meet demand. When you sign up for an account with Crux Systems, you can start tracking your cargo right away. And when your business grows, you can easily upgrade services and get access to additional features instantly.

It provides better visibility

With more partners integrated on a single platform and more data streaming across the network, businesses using a SaaS platform benefit by having access to more robust and accurate information. Reporting and benchmarking performance data provides business intelligence that can be shared among users to create additional value.

It enables collaboration

With greater visibility, businesses can share information faster and more efficiently. Cargo owners, freight forwarders, brokers, shipping lines, and other parties can collaborate to work across each other's networks, creating value and benefitting all users on the platform.

If you're currently using Crux Systems to track your cargo coming into North America, we make it easy for your logistics partners to get on board so you can easily share information about your shipments with your other providers. Contact us for more information.