SAP SE announced a partnership with project44, a global leader in advanced visibility for shippers and logistics service providers. The new partnership aims to change the way shippers manage the delivery process, helping customers to save time and resources, improve operations and thrive in the experience economy.
The companies plan to offer a joint solution for key transportation processes, such as receiving and tracking, that will connect, automate and provide visibility data and insight from project44 within SAP Logistics Business Network. The solution will help empower shippers to deliver more holistic and consistent customer experiences, end to end.
project44 ingests, cleanses and normalizes high-quality data from a wide network of global carriers. SAP Logistics Business Network enables customers to manage logistics transactions, exchange documents with key partners and gain transparency across the complete value chain. Integrating project44 data will enrich SAP Logistics Business Network with access to one of the largest global carrier networks. This level of connectivity brings real-time shipment visibility and business process collaboration from contracting to settlement — starting with ready-to-run integration for road transportation visibility for North America and Europe.
With project44 enhancing SAP Logistics Business Network, SAP customers can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, eliminate detention fees and penalties, better manage inventory levels, decrease dwell times, improve shipping performance and deliver a better customer experience.
Shippers or carriers can evaluate the benefits of SAP Logistics Business Network digitally at SAP Store, using credit card or invoice, and build out their infrastructure in a test environment. Shippers can also send invitations to their carriers to join their logistics network for free.