Richard White, Founder & CEO
CargoWise is easily the most widely used logistics platform by global freight forwarders and third-party logistics providers alike. It is safe to say that CargoWise, the flagship product of WiseTech Global, is ubiquitous across the sector, thanks to its efficiency in centralizing the logistics operations on a single platform. The platform literally caters to everything related to logistics operations today, from shipment visibility and online quoting to internal coordination and remote syncing with customers.
What makes CargoWise’s single platform solution so powerful? It’s indeed its capability in bringing different branches, departments, and the workforce of a business together under the same roof. CargoWise offers businesses a central database that gives global network visibility and easy access to all the data related to shipments without having to work outside the platform. Thereby leaning on CargoWise, businesses can streamline and optimize their operations across borders, regulatory boundaries, and freight modes.
“Many of the largest freight forwarders have been using and rapidly rolling out our flagship solution globally,” says Richard White, founder and CEO at WiseTech Global. He adds, “This is a deeply integrated global software solution that enables logistics service providers across some 130 countries to execute highly complex logistics transactions and manage their operations on one single, global database.”
On that front, no matter how sophisticated a supply chain operation is, freight forwarders can have increased control and visibility with CargoWise. To facilitate it, CargoWise has powerful configuration tools that automate, manage, and simplify even the most complex of freight operations. Notably, each and every task or process can be fine-tuned and customized to suit the unique workflows of businesses.
CargoWise offers businesses a central database that gives global network visibility and easy access to all the data related to shipments without having to work outside the platform
The platform also provides powerful application delivery and management services from their global data network. Businesses can thus leverage global disaster recovery capability, data management, upgrades and maintenance, backup and continuity planning, and much more round the clock.
What further steers CargoWise ahead in the domain is the deep-level integrations that the platform offers. It enables flexible yet comprehensive integrations with government and third-party systems, customers, partners, and so on. While seamless integration with government systems reduces the risk of non-compliance and shipment clearance time, third-party integrations speed up critical logistics and business processes. Besides, businesses can stay one step ahead all the time, allowing customers increased and real-time visibility on the status of their goods, orders, and shipments.
But that’s not all! CargoWise puts forth comprehensive compliance capabilities with in-built custom clearance processes, powerful geo-compliance tools, and automated electronic messaging submission. The platform is also constantly updated to reflect changing laws and legislations. In that regard, the multi-currency platform is licensed in more than 160 countries and is available in 30 languages.
At this juncture, WiseTech Global is all set to up its game and launch its new product for cargo owners—Neo. White cites WiseTech Global’s vision is to create a single operating system for the global logistics industry, and the company’s product initiatives, including Neo, will be pivotal for that mission. “We want to build up CargoWise so that we have 90 percent of global trade, have a rates engine so that people can buy and [forecast] costs correctly and even the e-commerce piece for last-mile delivery. These things all feed into Neo,” states White. As the digitalization of the global logistics and supply chains has attained an unprecedented speed, White and his company are all set to leverage this paradigm shift.