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Clearwater, FL (October 28, 2014) Supply chain software developer Datex recently announced its new partnership with industry leader in carrier compliance, ConnectShip | iShip. Datex provides a continuous flow of shipping data into Datex FootPrint® WMS, powered by the ConnectShip | iShip shipping engine, Toolkit. The new integrated solution enables users to enjoy a seamless experience from order entry to final shipment on one user-friendly, reliable platform. The solution enables users to have more accurate shipping and delivery rates available at order time and to improve critical decision making using real time information.

An industry leader in multi-carrier compliance solutions, ConnectShip | iShip is an ideal partner for Datex. “Both companies provide highly flexible, scalable technology solutions to empower more cost efficient supply chain operations” explained Andy Armanious, Vice President of Operations for Datex. “Our partnership with ConnectShip | iShip plays a vital role in our company’s ability to streamline shipping operations and provide increased compliance and visibility for our clients. Shipping is vital to supply chain businesses. Datex clients can be assured that they have solutions in place to meet the needs of both growing businesses and high volume enterprise operations.”

ConnectShip | iShip Toolkit provides solution providers like Datex with the highest level of integration and flexibility in order to incorporate shipping functionality into the user interfaces of existing software or have a fully automated system with no user interface. As providers of both on premise and cloud-based supply chain technology solutions, Datex and ConnectShip | iShip can meet the needs of any business and ensure greater carrier compliance, time and labor savings.

To combat the new dimensional weight pricing strategies that will soon be implemented by major carriers, supply chain software developer Datex recently upgraded versions of its popular solutions for cartonization and shipping management. By January 1, 2015, both UPS and FedEx will charge based on the dimensional weight of packages. Carriers hope that the new dimensional weight pricing will encourage shippers to optimize their packaging practices. Higher shipping costs including those due to new dimensional weight shipping rates can be kept under greater control using Datex software tools.

To save money on shipping bills with dimensional weight rates, it is crucial to decrease the size of the shipping boxes. Improper box selection and poor packing typically result in carriers transporting boxes that are much larger than necessary to ensure the safe delivery of products. Dimensional weight shipping rates are influenced by both the size and weight of the packages.

Datex FootPrint® WMS Cartonization Module can help businesses maintain greater control over shipping costs. The cartonization module works in concert with the Datex warehouse management system to ensure that waste and inefficiency are minimized. The Datex cartonization feature optimizes packaging based upon the dimensions, weight, position, fragility and other factors of the products being shipped. Using the Datex cartonization module can provide faster turnaround and result in higher customer satisfaction rates. In addition, cartonization decreases order returns and damages and lowers labor, material and freight costs.

The Datex FootPrint® WMS Shipping Management Module can also be used to reduce shipping costs and resolve the challenge of integrating and automating parcel information with carriers. The Datex shipping manifesting system streamlines shipping operations, generates carrier compliant labels and documentation, provides instant access to shipping company tracking information and streamlines operations by providing current shipping rates for carriers.

About Datex

Datex provides flexible, reliable supply chain technology solutions to make businesses more profitable. In successful operation since 1978, Datex has helped companies operate more efficiently and productively using state-of-the-art technology including Microsoft based supply chain software, mobile devices and services including EDI and mobile device management services. For more information on Datex supply chain technology solutions, please visit the Datex website.

For more information, please contact Laura Olson, Director of Sales and Marketing at 800.933.2839 ext. 243 or via email at

About ConnectShip | iShip:

ConnectShip, Inc. and iShip, Inc. are wholly owned, independent subsidiaries of UPS that provide on-premise and off-premise multi-carrier shipping solutions for enterprise and mid-sized companies under one brand. The companies extend patented multi-carrier technology to third-party transportation solution providers and large-volume shippers through North America and Europe. Twenty percent of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies rely on ConnectShip |iShip to provide carrier compliant labels, documentation, and electronic manifesting for small package, LTL and freight shipments. Backed by the financial security of UPS and with more than 35 years of experience in shipping and software development, ConnectShip I iShip provides a single source solution for multi-carrier shipping optimization. More information is available



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