SOURCE: XRS Corporation formerly Xata Corporation

XRS Corporation formerly Xata Corporation

September 22, 2014 09:00 ET

XRS Unveils New TMW Systems Integration

For TMWSuite® and TruckMate® Users, One-Screen Management Improves Efficiency, Functionality

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - September 22, 2014) - XRS Corporation, (NASDAQ: XRSC) a leading provider of mobile trucking intelligence solutions, announced today integrations with TMWSuite® and TruckMate® from TMW Systems, a leading transportation management software provider.

Utilizing the latest web services from XRS, TMW Systems has completed integrations to the XRS mobile platform allowing customers to realize the full potential of applications from each provider. Synching critical data-from planning to the final mile of each dispatch -- enables companies and their drivers to get up and running quickly while simplifying many fleet management tasks.

"We are excited to enhance our integrations with TMW Systems by giving fleets an affordable, flexible mobile solution that will make communication, compliance and reporting easier for TMWSuite, TruckMate and XRS users," said Jon Van Winkle, vice president of product management for XRS. "With this integrated approach, drivers can stay connected more effectively, both in and out of the cab. They can use their smartphones and tablets for both personal and business applications, while spending less time performing redundant data entry."

A key feature of the new XRS integrations with TMW Systems software is better, near real-time communication that minimizes duplicate data entries and improves the accuracy and frequency of dispatch, messaging and fleet-tracking updates. Messaging capabilities and message status confirmation gives dispatchers a simple interface for communicating with drivers, all while working in their familiar TMS application screens.

"We know fleets want a simple, affordable option for communicating critical data to and from drivers and vehicles, and the XRS integration gives our customers powerful capabilities in a scalable, mobile, easy-to-use solution," said Jen McQuiston, alliance manager for TMW Systems. "These integrations will open access to the key functionality of XRS to our TMWSuite and TruckMate customers, with a single-screen driver interface and mobile connectivity that drivers will find intuitive and convenient."

The XRS platform, which runs on certified smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds, provides a familiar, easy to use interface for drivers as well as advanced and innovative functionality for day-to-day operations and compliance. There are no up-front hardware costs, allowing fleets to immediately recognize ROI. XRS and TMW Systems solutions help fleets achieve and maintain compliance with the expected electronic logging device government mandate.

Features and benefits of the TMW Systems/XRS integration include:

  • Hours of service data with TMWSuite and TruckMate transportation management software provides dispatchers near real-time HOS data to safely plan trips within hours of service constraints.
  • TMW standard form sets ensure the same forms from TMWSuite are available in XRS, allowing administrators to leverage the business processes already in use.
  • Two-way forms based messaging allows dispatch functionality to be extended into XRS.
  • Free form messaging enables dispatchers or customer service reps to request unstructured communication from a driver, and keeping everyone more connected.
  • Message status allows dispatchers to confirm when drivers received and read outbound messages through TMWSuite.
  • TMWSuite auto arrival & depart alerts complete a stop automatically, requiring less driver input and leading to more accurate and timely delivery status information.
  • Pre-populated reply forms use critical XRS data like HOS, location and current date timestamps, combined with order and stop level data from TMWSuite for less data entry by drivers, more accurate check call results and less re-work
  • Vehicle locations update gives TMWSuite and TruckMate users the power to see near real-time vehicle locations and historical breadcrumb data.

The XRS integration requires TMWSuite users to be running version 2015 and TotalMail version 15.10 in order to fully leverage these new integration options. TruckMate users must be on version 2014 SP1. Customers interested in licensing either version of this integration from TMW should contact the TMW Sales Team for details.

To learn more about the new XRS integration with TMWSuite and TruckMate, visit http://engage.xrscorp.com/XRS_TMW_Integrations.

About TMW Systems

TMW Systems is a leading transportation software provider to commercial and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,300 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW Systems is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and is part of the international Transportation and Logistics Division. www.tmwsystems.com.

About XRS Corporation

XRS Corporation delivers fleet management and compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. XRS Corporation is leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. Its mobile solutions have no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS Corporation has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through XRS Corporation's solutions: XRS, Turnpike, XataNet and MobileMax, we serve 106,000 subscribers through 1,300 customers. Our various solutions help fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations and improve their customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.xrscorp.com or call 1-800-745-9282.

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