CLEVELAND — TMW, a Trimble brand and provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation industry, has revealed a new integration with DMSi, a business software provider for the lumber and building materials industry.
TMW’s FinalMile solution now integrates with DMSi’s Agility enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, both solutions designed specifically for private fleet customers who operate in the building supply industry.
The integration decreases the time from order placement to the time the delivery is planned while strengthening the relationship between two industry-leading building materials vendors, according to Brian Larwig, vice president and general manager of FinalMile at TMW.
With DMSi, every aspect of operations is covered – from production/procurement through distribution, delivery and back office accounting, he said, adding that more than 400 building material wholesalers, remanufacturers, dealers and distributors use Agility as their mission-critical inventory and order management platform.
“We believe this integration will save both TMW and DMSi customers’ time and reduce their costs,” Larwig said. “Before, companies would have to invest a significant amount of time and resources into building out their own integrations, or the system updates would be at batched intervals. Neither option is ideal when moving an order through the system and into the route planning stage.”
With the integration, TMW FinalMile can collect information directly from the DMSi Agility solution on a near real-time basis. The orders are then automatically updated within DRTrack whenever they are added, modified or deleted.
“The integration between Agility and TMW FinalMile provides customers with enhanced control and efficiency from order entry through delivery,” said Holden Melia, vice president of product, sales and marketing at DMSi. “DMSi and TMW customers have the advantage of Agility’s robust inventory control and order processing logic, paired with the optimized route planning of FinalMile, to deliver superior service.”
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