- Shipment tracking on the web was updated to reflect a new visual appearance. There are four step bubbles used to display the status of any shipment.
- Revenue per mile report now will calculate with or without revenue.
- Operations have now added the beyond carrier pro number to the shipments grid. This is for LTL shipments only.
- Freight billing added new features to the cover letter for invoicing. Nova customers can now create their own cover letter using imbedded images if wanted.
- Accounts Payable imaging now prints the first page of the stored image or uses the current overlay if no image(s) are found.
- Shipment entry has been updated for LTL shipments using advanced or beyond interline or cartage carriers.
- Claims system has been updated with many new features.
- In Operations, The appointment date and time will be blank if no appointment is made.
- When adding a carrier to a shipment and that carrier has expired insurance or it will expire within 30 days a warning will be given to the operator.
- Intermodal Operations has added a drop and hook feature for only loaded to empty or empty to loaded.
- The Safety programs now allow for multiple email addresses when the campaign is about to expire.
- Fuel and Mileage entry program called Trip Entry has a new improved version.
- Shipment Inquiry will now change the case of the entry to upper case when looking for a shipper, consignee or a bill to account.
- Truck Load Operations, the trailer number has been added to the display grid.
- Rating without a keyword now will by default use a hundredweight calculations.
- Quick book upload features have been added to the download programs.
- Salesman Revenue Ranking report has been updated with various changes. Included will be the ability to run this for a fiscal year in addition to the calendar year.
- Collections within the account file maintenance have Average Days to Pay for each bill too.
- Intermodal has changed dispatch for easier drop and hooks.
- General Ledger reporting called Income Statement by Division / Department now displays all pairs on one report separated by tabs for each division or department.
- LTL operations when returning the equipment to a terminal and freight was not delivered you can now enter the reason for the return. The comments as entered will show on the history of the shipment.
- LTL operations have an update when a driver is put in the OFD (Out for Delivery) all stops will be marked with this OFD with the exception of any pickup stops. Those pickup stops will be automatically put in an OFP (Out for Pickup) status.
- Dock Operations has been updated to speed up the response time for real-time use.
- ** In the LTL and Air Freight operations program a feature was added to the group by destination terminal.
- ** In the operations for all lines of business, the planned feature in the driver’s window will no longer acquire the same status of the active equipment / shipments.
- ** In the account file maintenance program there is a collections tab. This collections tab now calculates the Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).
- ** Salesman Ranking Report has acquired new features that improve the information being reported.
- **Quote program now has added an analysis report. This report displays percentages of accepted quotes and the value of these shipments. The operator is also displayed and analyzed.
- **Shipment entry will allow for cartage, interline or agents to be used even if the account maintenance is not set up for this activity.
- **The CheckBook Display program now includes any accounts payable activity that may affect the cash account is displayed.
- **EDI, Added a history button to dump the search results to an Excel spreadsheet on the account file maintenance.
- **Document Imaging now has the ability to not display certain image types on the web.
- **Margin Report has now added totals to either the summary or the detail results,
- **Freight Bill printing now has the added ability to create a custom attachment file name per customer.
- **DOCK Operations completed! Your dock team can now have a real-time view of freight currently on the DOCK as well as freight destined (in transit) to your DOCK. Our new Dock Operation will completely change the way your dock team views the dock! This is absolutely something special.
- **Multi Terminal BOL form creation is now available.
- **FleetONE Fuel Card Integration complete
- **Added Accounts Payable Equipment expense report
- **Enhanced OmniTrac onboard device interface
- **Enhance Peoplenet onboard device interface
- **Enhanced programming to Quickbooks export
- **Invoice Statement can now group by Purchase Order number (PO#).
- **Fleet1 (Fleet One) fuel files can be imported into NOVA.
- **LTL Shipments now show the number of stops within the dispatch screen as a filter.
- **Enhanced ACH Payments in the Accounts Payable now available.
- **Enhanced Security features completed within the Dispatch Operations that will prevent accidental shipment movement (drag) from one driver to another. This security feature also applies to the Manifest portion of the dispatch operations.
- **Retooled the Shipment stop button to prevent accidental stop creation.
- **Cash Receipts may now be entered using the Shipment number without the need for Pro Location.
- **Program changes made to the Email History program allowing for filter sort and column resizing.
- **You can now print/email out zero dollars, rated bills, from the Invoice print program if desired.
- **Now able to set the body of an emailed invoice for either Freight Bill and/or Past Due using a custom created HTML document.
- **When paid through the Driver Settlement process, the shipment now shows the paid amount as well as the date the driver settlement record was paid.
- **Two new sortable filters, Purchase Order # (PO#) and CUBE, have been added to the Brokerage Operations screen.
- **Added AR Interface to Quickbooks as well as additions to the Quickbook Accounts Payable Interface.
- **Shipment Entry for Agent Payables now include an added detail/body lines that are different than the shipment.
- **Driver Mobile App is now storing MISC images for a shipment. There can be an unlimited number of additional Misc. images tied to a shipment coming over, in real-time, from the driver’s mobile app.
- **American Airlines billing spreadsheet program created per the custom requests of American Airlines.
- **BOL (Bill of Lading) sortable filter added to the Intermodal Dispatch screen.
- **Intermodal Shipments now allow for Temporary Accounts.
- **Blank Appointment is now being stored with “today’s” date.
- **Expanded the Accounts Payable Invoice ID field to 26 characters.
- **Rate Quotes now showing history of a user.
- **Freight Bill printing via email has been enhanced. You can now create your own cover letter that accompanies the freight bill.
- **Driver App now allows for taking pictures of the freight within the details tab.
- **Air Freight Revenue Summary was added allowing for the division of revenue between segments.
- **Payroll changes to how employees are sorted and displayed within the payment program.
- **Service days calculation will now allow for zero days.
- **Removed data from the manifest program. Driver data is now limited within the manifest program to protect sensitive data.
- **Multiple additions to the connecting carriers report.
- **Added the label bar code print to the shipment entry printer icon.
- **Enhanced the mapping feature in use for all customers using the PCMiler interface. A more accurate plotting of a point for street addresses.
- **The calculations for Service Days have been improved to include any line-haul points that have cross docks.
- **A QuickBooks accounts payable interface for agent payables usually associated with brokerage operations has been added.
- **New provisions within dispatch that prevents unwanted dragging and dropping of shipments in the drivers pane.
- **New provisions within Nova’s LTL dispatch in the manifest pane that will warn when a shipment is being dragged and dropped from one manifest to another manifest.
- *”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 driver’s current location is as well as where his/her 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 the 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.
- *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.
*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, then 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.
- *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.
- *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.
- *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.
- * 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.
- * 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.
- * 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.
- * 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.
- *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.
- *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.
- *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.
- *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.
- * 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.
- * 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.