Unitrans South Africa

Unitrans trusts in CarLo – Africa’s leading transport company goes live with German logistics software

After Imperial SA, Unitrans has also chosen the German quality software at the beginning of 2020. Of over 43 transport management systems worldwide, Soloplan’s logistics software CarLo was the one to assert itself and thus replace the transport management system developed internally by Unitrans.

CarLo is THE transport management system for forwarding and logistics companies all around the world. The logistics software was developed by Soloplan GmbH, which has its headquarters in Germany, and is already being used by over 1,100 customers worldwide. It optimises company processes from order entry to planning to invoice creation for medium-sized businesses as well as for major groups.

„Soloplan was selected as a key strategic partner for the business going forward. Furthermore during the evaluation period, Soloplan stood out with their diverse product offering allowing Unitrans Africa to quickly adapt to potential new revenue and sectoral streams including upstream and downstream supply chain integrations“, Leonard Bosman, Projectmanager at Unitrans SA.

Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions is a transport and logistics company which has its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1982, the company has specialised in a wide range of transports. Among other services, Unitrans offers solutions for agriculture, chemicals, food, crude oil and mining.

The internally developed transport management system needed to be used in combination with numerous programmes, from Microsoft Excel to telematics solutions, in order to be able to integrate all processes. With Soloplan’s logistics software CarLo and its add-ons CarLo inTOUCH (telematics) and CarLo inTOUR (route planning and toll cost calculation), those processes have now been centralised on a single platform, which gives Unitrans an improved overview for decision-making, improves the efficiency of the company, increases the utilisation of vehicles and reduces the employees’ workload. The financial accounting system SAGE could also be connected to CarLo without any problems.

Unitrans South AfricaKey User Training at Unitrans

After an extensive key user training, the software go-live was already carried out successfully in Namibia in March. The next step is the introduction of the transport management system CarLo in the branch offices in Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and South Africa. Due to the intuitive user interface and the customer-specific adjustments, the software can be implemented without problems and without noticeably limiting the ongoing day-to-day business.

“For Unitrans, it is of utmost importance that CarLo corresponds to the requirements of agricultural enterprises, and that CarLo facilitates the transition from manual work processes to digitalisation. To that end, corresponding GPS map formats have been imported and custom workflows have been configured”, Fabian Heidl, CEO International at Soloplan GmbH.

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By using CarLo, logistics companies profit from the noticeable economy of costs and time, as existing processes are optimised and accelerated considerably. Powerful functions offer fully automatic support during pricing and the creation of invoices or credit notes while considering fixed flat rates and tariffs. Additionally, comprehensive evaluations and statistics as well as flexible data visualisation are possible. Apart from the customer-individual adjustment and the intuitive user interface, CarLo also stands out due to the seamless connection to existing financial accounting systems.

You too can benefit from more than 25 years of experience in the business, combined with best practices accrued from our customers in the forwarding and transport industry which continually contribute to the development of our software solution. The CarLo product family also includes CarLo inAIR&SEA for air and sea freight transports, CarLo inTOUCH for seamless telematics, CarLo exCHANGE for a Web-based platform for subcontractors, and many more.

Would you like to learn more about the logistics software CarLo and its numerous add-ons?

Then feel free to arrange an individual online presentation appointment HERE today or contact us via e-mail at sales@soloplan.com, by phone at +49 831 57407 300 or +27 8718314 60, or using our LIVE chat.