Cloud-based transportation management system solutions provider EKA Solutions has licensed web APIs from the Trimble Maps development platform, delivering automated dispatch and real-time visibility solutions with interactive trip management tools for brokers, carriers and shippers.
EKA has integrated trip management web APIs from the Trimble Maps development platform to enhance its TMS Cloud. Through the Trimble Maps web services, trip data is stored on the server and used to continually monitor and manage the entire trip lifecycle, from planning through execution and analysis, resulting in highly accurate ETAs and the ability to visualize real-time trip progress.
“The collaboration between Trimble and EKA will deliver transformative and affordable solutions to small- and medium-size broker, carrier and shipper businesses," said JJ Singh, founder, investor and chief executive officer of EKA Solutions. “It will empower them to provide a better experience for customers and drivers, while reducing the time, expense and effort of managing the business basics.”
Consisting of mapping, routing, navigation and location APIs, the Trimble Maps development platform is designed for solution providers and fleets looking to build or enhance commercial applications.
EKA's TMS solutions using the Trimble Maps development platform are expected to be introduced and commercialized beginning as early as the third quarter of 2019.
"With increased carrier pressure to provide superior customer service and the shipper's need for freight visibility, we provide innovative tools to create or enhance applications that benefit the entire transportation workflow,” said Bill Maddox, business development for Trimble Maps Division.