What's New!

September 2018:

*"NO" Shipments, otherwise known as NO OPERATIONS shipments, will now automatically update the Revenue date upon entering. The "NO" shipments are your way to create an order that does not require freight to be moved. It's a free form order/invoice entry.

*Container Tracking: When a container is tracked within the NOVA system, when the container becomes available the Dispatch board will automatically update the status and color to AVL notifying your dispatchers that the container is now available.

*Intermodal Companies: We provide a state-of-the-art Intermodal Operations board. Your Loaded to Loaded (LL) and Empty to Empty (EE) loads now show on the dispatch boards as being a single leg (either Loaded or Empty).

*Truck Load (OTR) Companies: There is now functionality within the Dispatch Operations screen that shows you where your drivers current location is as well as where his Next Destination/Final Destination will be.

*LTL & Air Freight: Within the Manifest Pane, you may now open multiple manifests and move loads/orders around from manifest to manifest.

*NEW IMPROVEMENTS to our NOVA Container tracking functionality. The speed in which containers / BOL's are tracked has increased to near instant response.

*Stand Alone freight label printing. You may now print freight labels in a freeform method by manually keying the orders requested. This allows for speedy printing and preplanning the labels for the dock.

August 2018:

*Freight Label printing from the Dispatch Screen. You can now quickly print every freight labels from the dispatch screen according to freight that the driver returns to the terminal with. You can also determine how many copies of the label desired.

*Account File Maintenance Collections Tab: New Functionality. The account file maintenance now displays the Payment History breakdown showing both the historical batch entered as well as the check numbers associated. It also now shows a Total amount line. 

July 2018:

*Online Web Orders will now notify the contact via email upon either Accepting or Declining the order submitted.

*New improvements made in the way our NOVA Brokerage handles multi stop loads.  

May 2018:

*NEW Driver Planning tool.  This tool is found in the driver pane within operations.  Go to the calendar at the bottom of the pane and double click. This tool will show you where the drivers are currently and where they will be as defined by the end date. 

*Agents added to a shipment as a payable now can have the payable rate calculated by a tariff. 

*Manifest pane in operations now updates shipments immediately.  There is no longer a need to press the check mark to save the shipments added to a manifest.

*NEW menus!  Key indicators that display both data and graphs.  They also display number of shipments entered by driver or route as well as revenue rated daily, shipments picked up and delivered.  The shipments will display any late pickups or deliveries.

*NEW menus!  If you have pcmiler running local on your server or a web link to pcmiler, than your equipment (drivers, tractors, containers and trailers ) can be placed on a map.  All pickups and or deliveries can be shown on a map by terminal or for the whole company.

Pickup and Deliveries Displayed on a Map

*Stop notes for Intermodal customers will be seen in their drivers app and in the drivers pane in operations, the notes that are added to a stop on the shipment.

*Added a new Bill of Lading print feature in the shipment entry. 

*New delivery label print feature within operations for Air Freight and LTL customers.  Delivery labels can be printed upon returning the driver to the terminal.

April 2018:

*When dropping a piece of equipment you can now use the account lookup tool and easily select a specific account to drop said equipment.

*Dashboard items are now available. These dashboard items are integrated with the NOVA welcome screen showing the administration staff data laid out in graph form. You can now quickly see using a custom date range, in a realtime environment, Pick Up's and Deliveries by Driver, by Route, or by Region. You can also display the number of Shipments added/created within your date range, as well as see the revenue generated. 

March 2018:

*Brokerage Operations now offers the ability for Agent/Driver messaging. From the Brokerage Operations program you can email or text the Agent/Driver his or her pick up information, delivery information, both at once, or a free form message.

*QR Codes are now being printed on forms such as your delivery receipt. In addition to saving space ont he form, this QR code is easily read in by our TransDoc document Imaging.  

February 2018:

*Temporary Accounts have been added to the account file.  Tools for making these accounts permanent have also been added.  Within the administrative program, then in system options, order entry options there are rules for allowing temporary accounts.

*Shipment Entry and its use of zip codes have been enhanced. 

*Drivers Application running on a smartphone has been updated.  New fields for Air Freight carriers and Intermodal carriers have been added.

*Salesmen maintenance has been added.  Commission rates and reports that support this feature have been added.

*A new interface into the DAT Brokerage software is now available.  This will require user credentials from DAT.

*New features with the duplicate load option to fill in list boxes to easily update all of the duplicate shipments.

*Colors have been added to the cash receipts programs.  The colors are for alternate lines that have been entered.  

December 2017:

* Option added to the Account File Mainenance program to export more data.  Now when you export customer account data the Lane Discounts and the Tariff discounts will appear as separete tabs on the results.

* A system option has been added to show or not show the second appointment date in shipment entry.  This is for both the origin and destination points and any additional stops.

* The Warehouse web display has been updated to display for specific customers their inventory on file by product code. 

* Line Haul Service Days have been added with via points to the service matrix. The service days show on the shipment entry under the bill to pane.

* Various changes to the shipment entry form for Air Freight carriers.

* Intermodal operations have been updated.  There are now two lines for each shipment entered.  One line for the loaded leg and one for the empty leg. 

November:

* Pickup & Delivery Performance Report. Using IT (Information Technology) in such a way that allows you the ability to change the way you use an asset (Driver, Power units, TRL). It's a multi faceted tool that can also lead you to additional income billed out based off of detention time. 

* We now offer an alternative to purging your General Ledger file by using a newly developed program that condenses the data.

* You now have control over which tabs you'd like to see in order entry based on your industry.

* Manual Driver Settlements tab: Order Entry now offers a manual Driver Settlements tab allowing you to override an automated driver settlements record. To find out more about this call us anytime.

October:

* The shipment entry can add or remove tabs by line of business.  You can now remove specific tabs like Marks and Numbers and Driver Settlements if these features are not needed.  In the administration program these options are found. 

* A report called Too Long in Status has been added.  This report shows the time in excess of the standard time allow for a specific status.  This can be run by account or for all accounts.

* Cash Reciepts now includes a check total when entering checks received.  This total is by check number by bill to.

* A claims acknowledgement letter has been added into the Freight / Overcharge Claims system. 

September:

* Operations, The columns in the LTL, TL and Intermodal can now hide the filters that appear on the top of the panels.  On the top left of each panel below the filter there is a triangle.  Press this icon and the filters will be hidden.  Press the icon again and they will appear. 

* A report called Revenue Ranking has been added.  This report will allow the user to specify the number of top accounts to display and in addition will break this data down to inbound and outbound activity.  Previous year comparisons are available. 

* Mileage entries are now available automatically with the PCMilier interface.  The miles driven can now be put into the fuel and mileage system automatically with the breakdowns by states.  All of this is driven from dispatch.  

* In the Shipment Entry, you can now enter DIM weight.  The entry program will allow for the user to enter height X length X width in the Cube field in the body of the shipment. 

August:

*The Driver Mobile application that runs on cell phones or tablets now has the ability to capture real time bill of lading and/or delivery receipts. These images will sort into the Nova database for everyone’s use.

* The Connecting Carrier Report has been updated to include tabs for each carrier.  The tabs represent the specific activity for just that carrier.

Connecting Carrier Report

*In the Account File Maintenance then going into the collections tab. The Collection notes will now display from the newest to the oldest.

*In the Account File Maintenance also within the collections tab. There is a new feature. We have added the customers activity with an Excel export feature.

Account File Maintenance

*On the Equipment history file, within drivers, tractors or trailers, there is now a number of days back to display. This will assist in getting the data on the screen that is needed without any waste of resources.

*A Claims system has been added to the suite of Nova programs.

Claims System

*A new tool has been added called Driver Planning. It gives the operator a look into the future of what your drivers are doing or scheduled to do.

July:

* Created a new interface for revenue that goes into Quick Books via a template.

* The Shipment inquiry program now has the ability to enter multiple shipment numbers and multiple pro numbers. In addition when the results are displayed you can go from one shipment to the next by using the arrow keys at the bottom of the shipment entry.

* The Administration program has the control to limit tabs in shipment entry by line of business. Go to administration then to system options, then to shipment controls. Control by TL, LTL, IM, Wh and NO.

* The Repeat Shipments templates have been changed by user input. You now will find it easier to add, change, delete and use this feature. In the Shipment entry in the upper left of the screen you will see a functions icon. Press on that icon.

* Improved Intermodal Drop and Hook operations.

* New Trial Balance report that comes from the general ledger activity.

* New Accounts Receivable Ageing that allows the user to enter a past date. The new program will display all receivables as they were on that date with regards to payments, memos and voids.

June:

* Nova Claims system was created and is ready for use.

* The new fully integrated vehicle and maintenance system is rolled out. Integration with purchase orders, kit codes, accounts payable and the general ledger.

* In the general ledger you can now consolidate entries in the past rather than purging.

* A New Hazardous Material system / report is available in Nova.

* The Equipment miles report has been enhanced with the deadhead mileage, loaded miles and empty miles reporting.

* The Brokerage Software in Nova was rolled out with complete integration to the asset based portion of Nova.

 

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