Automated shipping software can have a tremendous impact on your warehouse.
If you move inventory, you know that there are plenty of opportunities for error during the shipping process (wrong address, wrong customer, wrong item, transposed numbers, etc.).
Shipping software provides a fast and accurate way of collecting shipping data and transferring the information to your Sage ERP software. That said, here are a few automated shipping solutions available for your Sage 100 ERP system, including an update for customers already using StarShip.
The first shipping solution we’ll look at is also the newest. SmartLinc has recently been certified as an official “Sage Endorsed” shipping solution for your Sage 100 ERP system. It provides all the benefits you’d expect from an automated shipping solution like real-time address correction, label printing, shipment tracking and history, automatic creation of packing lists and bill of lading, and more.
It’s also worth noting that SmartLinc is cloud-based, which means there is no need for software to be installed at the workstation. It’s accessible to anyone with the proper login credentials and an internet connection. You’ll also get real-time carrier rate updates via the web so you can compare costs across multiple carriers and save some money.
Tried and true, StarShip has been the most popular shipping software for Sage 100 ERP for many years … even though Starship is no longer “officially” a Sage Endorsed Partner.
Like SmartLinc, StarShip is a complete shipping solution that offers all the features you need to automate shipping, eliminate manual data entry, print all the documents you need, and shop multiple carriers. StarShip also prides itself on the ability to integrate with your Sage 100 ERP system allowing you to invoice orders immediately after they’re shipped, quickly retrieve customer shipping data from the back office, update orders with proper freight charges, and improve efficiency and workflow between the warehouse and your accounting department.
NOTE: For customers already using Starship, you’ll be happy to learn that Starship Link 2.0 is available. It provides an updated interface with Sage 100 ERP along with a handful of new features – item-level integration, field mapping optimization, and access to user-defined fields – all of which provide even more automation and functionality.
Also available from the makers of StarShip is their entry-level shipping solution – ShipGear. ShipGear connects your accounting software with UPS WorldShip or FedEx Ship Manager. It supports fewer carriers which makes it fast and easy-to-implement. ShipGear is also one of the few software applications available via the UPS Customer Technology Program where UPS will potentially pay for your software license which makes ShipGear a budget-friendly shipping solution.
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When it comes to shipping software, there are a variety of choices to fit any need and budget. As your technology provider and business partner, we’re here to help.
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