ALK Technologies Announces TMW Systems Integration
- ALK Technologies, Inc. has announced a partnership with TMW Systems, which has integrated ALK's Multi-Version Switch (MVS) with its TMWSuite software enabling carriers to integrate real-time data from every facet of their operations into a single system designed to maximize operational efficiency. The integrated MVS tool enables PC*MILER users to access multiple PC*MILER versions on the same server. Accessing ALK's MVS tool via TMWSuite, customers can assign specific PC*MILER versions to individual shippers according to that shipper's contract. TMWSuite will then use the correct PC*MILER version to calculate that shipper's billing miles. Through this new MVS integration, TMW's customers will benefit from the flexibility of matching PC*MILER versions to specific shippers requirements. Before MVS, older versions had to run in separate computer environments, with separate maintenance costs and setup fees. MVS removes that complication and streamlines bidding and billing processes. When ALK releases an update to PC*MILER, the new version does not have to replace previous versions. ALK's MVS enables transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies to maintain two or more versions of PC*MILER software on a single computer or network server. This can include the most recent version as well as one or more earlier versions. The integrated version of ALK's Multi-Version Switch supports PC*MILER 14 through the current release of PC*MILER 20. Implementing MVS provides a practical advantage for many PC*MILER customers who base transportation contracts on a specific version of PC*MILER. Terms of a contract may extend beyond one or more regular updates of the software. Therefore, transportation companies must run more than one version of PC*MILER for billing purposes. MVS is an enhanced function of PC*MILER|Connect that interfaces PC*MILER routing and mileage functionality with transportation and logistics management software systems. ALK’s MVS runs in a Microsoft Windows environment and integrates with TMWSuite.