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Red Classic automates processes and gains efficiencies

Release Date | Mar 03 2015

Press Release

Five different types of shipping documents will be managed electronically

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada (March 3, 2015) – Microdea Inc. today announces that Red Classic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, has selected Microdea’s Synergize document management system to manage their proof of deliveries, bills of lading, weight receipts, reimbursement transactions, and rate confirmations. Integrated with TMW Systems’ transportation management software TMWSuite®, the shipping documents will come to Red Classic via TRANSFLO®, then will be classified and saved automatically.

In addition, Red Classic will deploy the Synergize MS-Outlook® integration module allowing users to save documents to Synergize from within their email and associate them to shipments in TMWSuite. As well, the Synergize OCR process will be implemented to identify and automatically save documents. By strategically mapping the Synergize OCR engine, Red Classic will “train” the process to recognize and classify their rate confirmation form, plus other forms that come to them from customers or carriers. Workflows will be implemented to notify the appropriate department about exceptions or documents that require time-sensitive action. Once the system is fully implemented, any document related to an order or load in Red Classic’s system will be retrievable electronically from anywhere across their 50 southeastern US locations.

According to John Hagan, Red Classic’s Sr. Manager of Systems & Business Integrations, “Using Synergize will provide us with automation and efficiency gains so that the staff who currently manage these processes will become more productive. We’ll be able to continue growing the business without having to hire additional staff. Looking ahead, I anticipate increasing our investment into Synergize for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, and expanding our partnership with Microdea.”

States Microdea CEO Steve Divitkos, “As Red Classic rolls out Synergize and leverages the power of the workflows, we’re pleased to hear of their anticipated efficiency improvements. This is another example of how document management helps firms automate internal processes and turn data into actionable information.” 

About Red Classic

Red Classic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, is a full service transportation company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. that offers a full suite of transportation solutions. Currently, Red Classic operates a truckload fleet of more than 450 tractors and 1,200 dry-van trailers throughout the southeastern portion of the United States. The logistics division of Red Classic provides nationwide coverage for truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal and flatbed shipments. Red Classic also utilizes its 56 shops and four mobile maintenance units in twelve states to provide commercial fleet maintenance services. It currently employs more than 600 people. For more information please visit: www.red-classic.com/home.aspx 

About Microdea

Recognized by Canadian Business Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada in 2014 and 2015, Microdea is an enterprise software company focused on the development, sale and support of document management and process automation solutions for the Transportation & Logistics sector. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Microdea serves a large and diverse customer base across the entire Transportation & Logistics spectrum. Learn More

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