Cerasis, Inc., a leading freight transportation management system (TMS) and transportation management solutions company, and Pierbridge, Inc., a leading parcel shipping software development company, announced today that they have reached a cross-licensing agreement that will enable Cerasis to greatly expand its freight processing capabilities with UPS, FedEx, USPS, LSO and hundreds of other parcel carrier services. Pierbridge's cloud-based Transtream platform will enable Cerasis to provide its customers real-time integration with local order data and devices, and fully automate rating, shipping, and tracking for both freight and parcel carriers.
"We are excited about our new partnership with Pierbridge," said Cerasis CEO Steve Ludvigson. "Their unique ability to quickly augment our existing TMS user interfaces with their plug and play Transtream parcel shipping "widgets" gives us the opportunity to greatly expand our range of multi-modal carrier management support, and with minimum development effort."
In addition to Cerasis incorporating Pierbridge's Transtream technology within its own TMS solutions, Cerasis will license Pierbridge to access its freight web service API, significantly expanding Transtream's shipment processing capabilities.
"Controlling shipping costs is now a board-level concern, in particular with the growth of eCommerce. Our partnership with Cerasis will provide Transtream users with more choices to ship anywhere, from anywhere, by any carrier," said Pierbridge CEO Bob Malley. "Cerasis transportation management system technology, expertise, and brokerage services will be a very welcome addition to Transtream's portfolio of carrier services."
Cerasis and Pierbridge expect to start rolling out their enhanced solutions in Q4 2016.
Cerasis empowers shippers to better manage transportation through the use of the Cerasis Rater, a proprietary web-based transportation management system, developed from the ground up by the Cerasis dedicated technology team. In addition to this powerful, customer-centric TMS, Cerasis offers integrated and dedicated managed transportation services including inbound and reverse logistics capability, transportation accounting to include freight payment and audit, as well as expertise in carrier relations for freight claims and tariff management.
Cerasis is headquartered in Eagan, MN, housing transportation management customer service representatives, freight routing specialists, data services team, and administrative staff. Cerasis also holds offices in Dallas, Tulsa, Houston and satellite locations across the United States.
Pierbridge is the recognized leader in parcel carrier management software and has helped thousands of retailers, manufacturers, distributors and office service organizations streamline shipping and control transportation costs. Pierbridge’s Transtream software automates rating, shipping, and tracking for hundreds of carrier services and has earned the highest certification levels from UPS/ConnectShip, FedEx, and USPS. Transtream software is highly configurable, scalable, and can be deployed on premise or accessed from Pierbridge’s Cloud environment.
Pierbridge is headquartered in Marlborough MA, with offices in the US, Canada, and Europe. For more information about Pierbridge, visit www.pierbridge.com.