Modules

The futuristic haulage workflow management solution – CAReGO - developed with keeping an eye on entire workflow had been divided into five major modules for the ease of operations.

Application

Application module provides the solutions for the branch installations and corporate installation. The ease of operations assuring higher speed on lower configured computers is the major goals of this module. This is the most widely used part in CAREGO since the branch applications uses this module. . See also:

The features of this module

CAReGO support Trip management based on pre-defined routes. While creating a trip, all the destination branches that come in the route will be attached to the trip. This will help to identify all the branches in that trip. A trip ID is derived from the registration number of vehicle and starting date of that trip. It's a unique combination which helps to identify the trip with its date of operation as well as the vehicle used for that trip.
CAReGO provides the complete vehicle details for managing your most expensive machineries – your vehicles. Each time when a truck visits your branch, CAReGO collects details about the mileage and time taken to prepare the MIS reports which helps to monitor and control your operational expenses. CAReGO can capture real time data from vehicle tracking management systems like GPS or GPRS. This can be introduced with CAReGO for the advanced level fleet management.
The efficiency and expenses study can be carried out periodically to control the recurring expenses vehicles. The expense details like Toll charges, wayside expenses, repair charges, fuel expenses are captured in separate heads.
Now in our industry, customer support is crucial and cannot be taken lightly. Door pickup requests from the customers are supported in CAReGO if your branch is capable to do it. You can even set the rates through your administrative control panel, you can even define that these rates can be branch editable or not. Branch can also set up their fees for location based door pickup service. CAReGO will take the higher rates if there are two rates specified. Our geographical locations will always mislead us in determining the exact fee for the service we provide. Be cool! CAReGO can take care of that…
Door delivery request are common in haulage industry. But we should be beware of providing false promises to our customers. Some of our branches may not be providing the door delivery services. This information should be shared among all the branches to provide efficient and accurate customer support. CAReGO allows the administrator to set that if the branch offers door delivery service. Its rate can also be controlled centrally. Branch can also provide the rates based on location which will be reflected in rate calculation.
If a branch offer the door delivery services they can specify the locations and rates for that in the system. After unloading of a trip, the branch can create their route based door delivery sheet. This helps in planning and directing the local door delivery. Also the information about the door delivery location helps other branches to know the areas covered for door delivery.
Identifying the customer's potential is one of the major tasks of logistics companies. A Consigner can always be a Consignee. That's why CAReGO provides entire customer's details at all branches, avoiding the need to create a customer each time in every branch when an existing customer becomes their consignee. This quick find feature saves valuable time and helps to complete the booking procedure within seconds.

Central Admin Module

Central Admin module is the administrative module to be operated by the Head Office of the company. Here various options are provided to control the Application Module. This is again an offline application where Head Office can generate various reports, view or edit branch filled in forms etc. The charge settings applied can only be modified from this version.

The changes made through the central admin module will get reflected in branches only after two synchronisation process, ie. The synchronisation from the Central Admin Module and the synchronisation request from the branch module. The features of this module are as follows…

The features of this module

Your CAReGO is capable of accounting your operational transactions under different heads. A way bill can be generated with different payment heads, as consigner paid, consignee payable, partial paid balance to pay etc. The partial payment facility is activated automatically from the cash receipt.
CAReGO provides a complete operational accounting system integrated with it. This accounting system will help to analyze the efficiencies of each of your operations to correct the practices and set new directions. CAReGO can also provide you with highly customisable reports as per your requirements. We are always at the backend to fine tune CAReGO for your requirements and to generate MIS reports, reports to government and taxation authorities etc. as you demand.
CAReGO is designed with the idea of total control over the branches from the head office. Head office can dynamically manage the rate settings, branch commission, branch users, trip management, edit the waybills, control the delivery, online customer tracking, online booking management… what else? It can even control the branch database. The best way to enforce total control over the branches distributed across the country.
CAReGO is capable to backup the data to the local disk through its desk top application. Any user with backup permission can save regular backups of the whole database in your own computer for peace of mind. We too suggest a local data backup, it is good to restore the same much faster than recovering from the server through the unique Automatic Online Data Restoration feature of CAReGO.
The feature matter a lot in certain situations like the database crashed due to unforeseen reasons. If your computer couldn't establish the connection, or application fails to do so, then 'User Initiated Local Data Restoration' comes handy. You can initiate a Data Base Restoration from a local backup and the application is ready within few minutes. If your database backup is little old, CAReGO will supply the balance data when it get synchronised next time.
An invoice (Waybill or Goods Consignment Note) usually consists different Price Heads like Freight Charges, Surcharge, Handling Charges, Stationary Charges etc. All of these can be controlled from a central office which will get distributed into all branch databases when they get sync with the Server. You can save different rate settings in CAReGO for different brands you operate.

On-line Admin

The online admin module controls branch creation and editing, application user creation and their permission management etc. Online Admin module is a part of Central admin module with same capabilities and goals. This module works online; needs internet connectivity. The purpose of this module is, some of the administrative part can not be placed on an offline application due to Technology Cross-validation rules.

The features of this module

If your data is at Risk, your business is at Risk!! "But how? I used to back up my data base regularly!" You will be wondering! But the answer is YES. Saving your data back ups on a local system by adding more disks to your own computer network does not help to save your business in a difficulty, a virus, fire, flood, power surge, robbery or even an unsatisfied employee could still wipe out the entire database. Data backup protection, recovery and security are the major concerns of the organisations all over the world. CAReGO help to protect your sensitive and valuable files that you cannot afford to lose by saving the same remotely each time your branches synchronise with server. Now there are reasons to Cheer-up! Your data is safe with CAReGO , eventually your business as well.
'Online Data Restoration' – the name says exactly what it does. Yes; CAReGO can restore either the complete backup or even a partial backup over the intranet. All you need to do is just synchronise your local application with the server by simply clicking a button. CAReGO logistics management solution will analyse the availability and stability of the data on your local machine and feed whatever is left over in server automatically. Just start sync and relax! CAReGO logistics management solution always value your data and keeps it super safe. Within minutes it restores your entire valuable database.
This is the heart and head of CAReGO. This is the real solution we offer to your business. CAReGO is neither an online software nor offline. It is a hybrid architecture where each branch has a stand alone application that communicates with central server in a 'federal' system. Saturn developed a unique 'Planet solution' for inter branch application communication. This is a much safer, supremely faster, highly secured and encrypted mode of file transfer. "Planet' will connect the branches in a comparatively lower connectivity; even from a 'dial-up' connection. This makes CAReGO most suitable for remote location branches where continuous connectivity cannot be ensured.
A bug reporting system is a software feature that is designed to help quality assurance and programmers keep track of reported software bugs every day. CAReGO comes with an integrated Bug Tracking system with different tracking levels. Since CAReGO is a customisable project to suit your business strategies, this will help to run the software bug free. The feature enables the support team to know the bugs and correct them without delay, so that the system never faces any shut down instances.
TAs mentioned earlier, CAReGO has the unique feature that enables it to install online. Another added advantage is that, CAReGO supports automatic application updates. If you or your EDP team request any change requirements in the software, the same can be updated in all branches through internet when the branch software connects next time to the server. Without affecting the working and without any expert help it is updated through the back end.

Application Sync Module

This part connects and synchronises the branch applications with the central server and database whenever is initiated. The synchronisation being the core of the solution, it serves as a communication tool between branches and head office, as a back up office for database, helps to restore the data whenever is required at a branch.

The features of this module

If you can not find a customer in the list while creating a way bill, it may result in creating that customer again. CAReGO will automatically identify same customers with multiple entries and prompt the operator about the duplication. CAReGO introduced an unmatched merge customer facility. When two or more customers are merged, their bookings, receipts and accounts will also get merged to show all the details under one head…
CAReGO allow you to extend and account credit facility to your loyal customers. You can even set a credit limit to a particular customer. Enabling credit feature to a customer is controlled centrally – from the head office. This helps to monitor and control unwanted and unauthorised credits and directly keeps cash flow under control.
Once a branch is created by the head office, CAReGO will provide you with an authorisation code to activate the branch application set up. A branch user can download a small set up file from website and complete the application installation. Good bye to those frantic days like an EDP Executive will rush to the branch for installation; and return waiting for a call to another branch. It doesn't matter whether the branch is, may be at Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu or Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir, CAReGO install itself. This avoids travel and saves a lot of time and expenses.
CAReGO is capable of partial automation of your branches. The reasons for partial automation may be several ones like branch operator is computer illiterate, budgetary constraints, connectivity problems, branch is not profitable etc. CAReGO will help to initiate the automation process to selected branches initially. CAReGO keeps your organisation totally automated irrespective of the fact that only few branches are connected to it. Seems thrilling? Just check out how it really works for you!
You can create all your branches in CAReGO but it identifies the branches you really automated. There will be four types of transactions.
Transaction between two Computerised branches,
Transaction from a Computerised branch to a non-Computerised branch,
Transaction from a non-Computerised branch to a Computerised branch &
Transaction from a non-Computerised branch to a non-Computerised branch.
For case A and B, the way bills are prepared automatically, in the third case C, the delivery branch will update the way bills and for the last one any branch can help the non-Computerised branch to keep their data base ready for automation in a later time. When a non-Computerised branch is automated, CAReGO will provide them their data base from the date your organisation really automated or installed CAReGO. Technology helps you to look back. Efficiently.
CAReGO efficiently supports multiple Companies with multiple services like Cargo, Courier or other services. Different companies can be operated through the same interface, but with individual tracking and accounts. You can even assign different companies for each branch and different operators for separate companies. All your business can be operated from a single source solution – CAReGO.

Multi-Phase Automation

Multi phase automation is a unique module that provides many beneficial features. The module provides the advantage of allowing phased automation of branches and later adds new branches with previous data back up. The branches will be created even if they doesn't have computers, and track the consignments when it reaches other branches. This is tracked through Inward/Outward of Non Computerised branches See also:
This is the heart and head of CAReGO. This is the real solution we offer to your business. CAReGO is neither an online software nor offline. It is a hybrid architecture where each branch has a stand alone application that communicates with central server in a 'federal' system. Saturn developed a unique 'Planet solution' for inter branch application communication. This is a much safer, supremely faster, highly secured and encrypted mode of file transfer. "Planet' will connect the branches in a comparatively lower connectivity; even from a 'dial-up' connection. This makes CAReGO most suitable for remote location branches where continuous connectivity cannot be ensured.
A bug reporting system is a software feature that is designed to help quality assurance and programmers keep track of reported software bugs every day. CAReGO comes with an integrated Bug Tracking system with different tracking levels. Since CAReGO is a customisable project to suit your business strategies, this will help to run the software bug free. The feature enables the support team to know the bugs and correct them without delay, so that the system never faces any shut down instances.
TAs mentioned earlier, CAReGO has the unique feature that enables it to install online. Another added advantage is that, CAReGO supports automatic application updates. If you or your EDP team request any change requirements in the software, the same can be updated in all branches through internet when the branch software connects next time to the server. Without affecting the working and without any expert help it is updated through the back end.
Solution integrated corporate site provides information to track and view the status of consignment to consignee and consignor. Online request for booking and door collection, delivery time details, customer friendly tracking interface, synchronised status of consignments, duplicate waybills printing, customer accounts page retrieval are made possible online. The web portal acts as a customer service centre and capable of clarifying most of customer enquiries.
Accurate, up to date and instant information retrieval about the status of consignment, detailed account statement of customers, reports are necessary to serve a customer with satisfaction. CAReGO can efficiently channel all necessary information to the customer through the online portal. The customer satisfaction is also been ensured by the efficient tracking and monitoring of the workflow by the head office and operations centre.
Customers can request booking through the online portal which prompts the branch office to initiate the door collection of the consignment and follow up. This helps companies to have a speedy and smoother booking process.
Logistics and Supply chain management being the most crucial operations to every business, CAReGO has an intelligent tracking feature to track the consignment on the fly. This information is provided by accessing the current status through the back end.

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