Multimodal Shipping Software designed to automate the transportation management and freight fulfillment process

Descartes Order Express™ shipping software is an easy-to-use and intuitive shipping system interface that is designed to automate the transportation management and freight fulfillment processes. It provides a rich user experience with a clean and highly scalable integration path. 

Descartes Multimodal Shipping Software Integrates:

Freight Rating

  • Industry leading multi-carrier rating compliance engine to route small package carrier, Truckload (TL), Less than Truckload (LTL), multimodal, fleet and messenger
  • Compliant with major North American carriers
  • Service level selection based on transit time routing and/or arrival date
  • Density and cube rating
  • Order/multi-piece level routing and rating system
  • Rule-based shipment consolidation
  • Multi-class rating (LTL/TL) and real-time order consolidation
  • Rule-driven handling charge and fuel surcharge management
  • ExpressCube™ support for integrated package cubing

Shipping Labels and Documentation

  • Compliant shipping labels and documents
  • Hazmat/Dangerous Goods documentation
  • Voluntary Inter-industry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Bills of Lading
  • One End-of-Day, Master Bill of Lading (MBOL) for all orders to a destination
  • Automated bar code processing capability
  • Email notification provides proactive, self-service package tracking functions
  • Direct Customs Broker EDI integration of customs forms
  • Built-in report writer

Automated Execution of Shipping Process

  • Provides shipment, order and line item visibility
  • Create carton level contents
  • Capture weight and dimensions on the fly
  • Automatic allocation of freight costs by GL code
  • ‘Piece at a time’ processing and labeling
  • ‘Ship with item scan’ retrieves and processes single item orders
  • Authorization controls

Customizable Shipping Scripts

  • Available as a networked or web-based desktop solution
  • Fast and flexible integration using VB Script events – completely editable
  • Each workstation can be configured with independent scripting rules
  • All information is stored as XML data and can be passed to
  • Microsoft® SQL database which improves archiving, back-up and stability
  • Incorporates more than 30 entry and exit points to support advanced business logic requirements
  • Customizable processing screens let you control what you want the shipper to edit—complete administration of the user experience is contained in the main console