Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePoD)
For food processors and distributors
Our electronic proof of delivery (ePoD) system can make a huge difference to any company that processes and delivers food products.
• It provides you with accurate and reliable tracking and tracing of electrical products that have left the warehouse.
• It gives you a fully automated, streamlined process that enables these products to be delivered quickly and effectively.
• It minimises the risks of costly and time-wasting disputes about the delivery of products, enabling invoices to be raised without unnecessary delays.
How it works
Our ePoD app was developed using our flagship software platform, Mobile Connect™. It’s installed on your handheld terminals and the software is hosted in the cloud. The app is device and operating system-agnostic: we can provide versions in Android, iOS and Windows. It comes into force once your van is loaded with the items that are due to be delivered.
The app includes GPS for location and route planning and enables you to configure routes, drivers and vehicles. New jobs can be entered via the system’s dashboard or imported from a file. The dashboard and app can also be customised with your company’s brand, logo and colours.
The dashboard enables customers to see real-time information about the status of their order and also provides you with a range of useful graphs and reports.
A versatile app
The ePoD app can be tailored to meet your specific needs, as it has a range of modules. These include warehousing, vehicle inspections, task management, deliveries, return to depot and customer surveys. You can carry out deliveries and collections on a single drop (collecting and delivering on the same day) or can make delivery only or collection only drops. Any failed deliveries can be re-imported as a new job.
Vehicle loading is carried out in accordance with the manifest and you can record any substitutions of ‘like-for-like’ food products. The driver carries out a manifest check to confirm that each item has been loaded and also carries out a vehicle safety check. Once a collection or delivery is made, the customer’s signature is captured by the handheld device.
In summary, our ePoD App provides you with a streamlined distribution process that ensures that the right products are always delivered to the right place at the right time.
Related products and services
As a food processor and/or distributor, you’ll find that the following solutions from Spirit complement our ePod app brilliantly:
We offer a wide array of handheld devices, ranging from mobile computers, smartphones, PDAs and tablets through to mobile printers.
SOTI’s MobiControl™ is the UK’s leading EMM platform. It will enable you to control and manage all of your mobile devices remotely, so that you can optimise their effectiveness and the return on your investment.
This is our fully managed service support contract. If you report an issue with your devices to us, we’ll either resolve it remotely or log the fault with the manufacturer and give you a completed RMA form to ship the device. We’ll reconfigure the device when it has returned from the manufacturer and ship it back to you - tested, fully charged and ready to deploy.
This includes the ‘Gold Build’ configuration and installation of all your equipment and software, in line with your specifications; and service provisioning – the configuration of your mobile devices following repairs.
We provide a back-up of the hosted server database. The data is backed up every day on a seven-day rolling window.
This service provides protection in the event of a disaster. A back-up of the hosted server image is created out of normal business hours every day and stored on a seven-day rolling window. This ensures that the image is restored to the hosted server with minimum downtime if disaster recovery is needed.
We’ll hold stock on your behalf. If you raise the need for a repair or servicing, we’ll send a new, fully configured unit to you so that you’ll receive it by the next working day.
We’ll store, archive and configure your data on secure servers, for retrieval as and when required. If you have large volumes of data, we can provide cloud-hosted storage.
We offer detailed consultancy and training (onsite or offsite) as required.
Why not give us a call on 01928 718800 to discuss your particular needs or to find out more about our ePoD product offering click here.