SAP SE recently 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.
“Shippers often struggle with little transparency across their logistics ecosystem due to volatile market conditions and siloed operations, which makes everything from staffing operations to keeping stock on shelves more difficult,” said Franz Hero, senior vice president of Supply Chain Development, SAP. “We want to provide shippers with access to real-time information that pinpoints their shipments’ location at all times and provides dynamic, predictive delivery ETAs. This information will improve shippers’ real-time decisions, to run more proactive, data-driven supply chains.“
“Since its founding, project44 has been at the forefront in delivering the transportation and logistics industry the advanced visibility needed to make smarter and more proactive supply chain decisions,” said Jet McCandless, founder and CEO of project44. “Together with SAP, we can enable the world’s leading organizations to know exactly where orders are during every step of the journey.”
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 the large and fast-growing global carrier network. 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.
Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end enterprise application software, database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. A top cloud company with 200 million users worldwide, SAP helps businesses of all sizes and in all industries to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and achieve their purpose.
We’re innovators with ambition, fixing the tech issues that plague the global supply chain. Born in Chicago, the logistics capital of the world and one of the fastest-growing tech hubs, project44 now employs colleagues across the U.S. and Europe. Together, we’ve created the world’s leading Advanced Visibility Platform for shippers and logistics service providers.