When speaking with companies about Origin, our new mobile capture app and back-office automation platform, we’re often asked what makes it different from other capture solutions.
It’s a fair question because the problem of getting trip documents back to the office isn’t a new one. A bunch of solutions have been tried. Many caused more headaches than they relieved.
Because the cure has often proven worse than the disease, we understand the hesitations.
What Makes Origin Different
From a capture perspective, Origin is a clear improvement over previous generations of solutions for a few different reasons.
1. Better image quality. Smaller file size.
A lot of previous capture solutions create blurry images that are unreadable, which lead to delays and annoying back-and-forth communication with drivers. Even worse, the file sizes are often large, which leads to a lot of data usage.
Origin solves both these problem by optimizing for contrast and readability.. It provides high quality images with small file sizes, leading to fewer exceptions and lower data usage. It also usages machine learning to detect blurry images automatically.
(If you’re saying, “I’ll believe that when I see it,” feel free to request a demo any time and you can see for yourself.)
2. Super easy for drivers to use
Origin is built specifically for capturing documents. Instead of being a jack of all trades, it’s a master of one. This means that drivers aren’t distracted with a thousand bells and whistles. The experience is simple and straightforward.
Origin also integrates with your TMS so that drivers see only the loads that are assigned to them and do not have to type in any numbers or other indexing information.
3. Documents arrive already indexed
Because Origin integrates with your TMS, all documents arrive back at the office pre-indexed. This eliminates manually typing in the doc types and load numbers altogether.
4. Billing can happen in minutes
Because drivers can send documents right when they deliver and all documents arrive pre-indexed, billing can happen just minutes after a load has been delivered.
5. Less expensive than the alternatives
Scanning at truck stops can be annoying, burn HOS, and take drivers off route.
In-cab scanners can be expensive to buy and maintain. Chords are always getting caught in doors and so forth.
Compared to other apps, Origin is competitively priced and has all of the advantages listed above, leading to fewer missing docs, less manual work, and faster cash flow.
See How Origin Stacks Up
If you’d like to learn more or have questions you'd like answered, request a demo. Origin is free to try for the first 30 days or first 1,000 loads, so there's no risk, and it's easy to get up and running in no time.
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.