Origin is an app drivers can use to send documents back to the office and a cloud-based automation platform billers can use to invoice customers immediately upon load delivery. Drivers simply select the document type, snap a picture, and hit send. Billers receive the images instantly and can bill the customer right away.
Origin can also be integrated with Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and with existing workflows, which makes it even more useful for increasing efficiency and saving time.Here are the main ways transportation and logistics companies are getting value out of using Origin.
1. Less Indexing
Origin integrates with your TMS, so drivers only see the loads they’re delivering and only the document types that they need to send in. This allows documents to be checked-in automatically and no manual indexing is required.
2. Faster Billing
Because drivers can send proof-of-deliveries as soon as they get them at the dock, there’s no need to delay billing until the driver returns to head office.
3. Fewer Missing Documents
Because documents are sent immediately and digital versions are created from the start, there’s no way for them to go missing on the way back. This setup also allows administrative staff to clearly see whether or not all the documents necessary for billing have arrived and avoid errors down the line.
4. Better Relationships With Drivers
While getting drivers onto a new way of sending documents isn’t always easy, it’s easier when there is something in it for them. Origin eliminates the need for drivers to go off route to use scanners at truck stops, it prevents disputes over missing PODs or receipts (drivers can easily prove they sent everything), and it allows them to get paid faster too.
5. Any Type of Document Can Be Sent
Finally, Origin can also be used for sending any other type of document a driver might need to send in, like a copy of their driver’s license, medical cards, insurance, or any other receipt that might need to be reimbursed. In other words, Origin doesn’t just help your billing department, but also in OS&D, payroll, HR and so forth.
Steele Roddick is a Content Specialist at Microdea where he creates content that helps transportation companies drive their business forward. He’s endlessly fascinated by technology trends, chess, and discovering new places to travel with his wife.