Efficiency is crucial for growing businesses looking to remain competitive, and automation can help with that. Workflow integration supports the practice of bridging gaps between systems, and that's why we work with intermodal businesses to help them integrate processes and automate workflows.
Types of Integrations
API Integration: A connection between two or more applications through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), allowing data flow within the applications without human intervention. E.g.: Here maps integration for truck routes.
Native API Integration: Integration that occurs when two applications provide direct integration through APIs. This integration is not visible to the user and is free, included in the one-time license cost. E.g.: ePORTAL™ & mobile apps allow customers and drivers to exchange information with dispatchers.
Third-Party Integration: Integration of one application with multiple external APIs into an existing workflow using API connectors to automate specific tasks. E.g.: The Container track and trace module uses multiple external APIs to automate this task. The GPS/ELD integration module connects to your GPS/ELD provider through the APIs and brings your ELD data (location, truck, HOS, etc.) into DrayMate TMS.
EDI Integration: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the communication of business documents in a standard format between companies. EDI systems translate business documents from one organization into universal standards, transmit, and map them into usable business documents for the other partner. E.g.: Transportation EDI Transaction Sets: 204/990, 214, 210, 997. More information can be found on 1EDISource.
Please note that the setup of existing native API integration and existing EDI integration are free of charge (monthly charges excluded). All new API/EDI integration requests are considered paid integration services.
Side note: We are actively developing the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to automate the dispatcher's work by automatically assigning trucks and drivers to daily orders based on various constraints and predefined rules.