Named after its goal—to catapult their international offerings, the firm’s solution suite encompasses Catapult QMS, Spring Board, QMS LITE, and Contract Management. Spring Board is one of Catapult’s most recent and sought after solutions designed to eliminate clerical keying involved in tender management process. The Spring Board simply serves as a repository of customer bids that can be accessed and updated anytime. Upon importing the customer’s bids into the solution’s data mapping system, bid formats will be automated into the system in a manner that will enable users to classify the generated bids into regions, auto rate them, and assess markups. This data can be exported back into the shipper’s bid. “Spring Board is our biggest focus because there’s nothing out there in the market that can do what it does,” claims Luttrell. The Spring Board helps ocean carriers to process bids and RFQs in less than hour and reduces overall workload of tender teams by 80 percent. “This software is the real game changer for our customers and helps them develop competitive advantage in the industry,” says Luttrell.
Catapult QMS helps ocean carriers compare rates and contracts with each customer and choose the best option to provide a mark-up or add charges onto the rate and quote it out to the customer.
In one instance, Extra Logistics, a full service international logistics provider and freight forwarder company approached Catapult to implement a solution that would help them automate rate processing and reduce time spent in emailing rates to agents and customers. Catapult helped the client deploy QMS Lite rating system along with rate management services that not only assured rate accuracy and response time but also gave them a competitive edge.
Our Catapult QMS system combines all ocean/air/ground rates into one system so each user can see ALL options that are sorted by rate or transit time
For the future, Catapult visualizes to be the international shipping rate engine for e-commerce firms and carry forward its innovation and thought leadership in the logistics industry. “Whether it’s enhancing our solution or adding more capabilities to our managed services portfolio, Catapult strives to be the technology disruptor in the logistics industry,” concludes Luttrell.