The Strategic Movements Application Programming Interface allows a software developer an simple way to move logistics data into Strategic Movements for further processing. Automation requests are made through a REST interface with a POST message containing an AutomationRequest object in the body of the message.
QuickBooks has been one of the most popular accounting software products over the past few decades. It is now used by a very large number of both small and medium size businesses and is available in both desktop and web-based versions.
This document describes how to specify the QuickBooks invoice data so that the shipment data for that invoice can be properly processed in Strategic Movements. It also describes how QuickBooks data is mapped in Strategic Movements, and how to import the invoice data into a Plan.
This document describes how to configure QuickBooks and Strategic Movements to allow the shipment data from QuickBooks invoices to be imported and processed by Strategic Movements.
Although there are large savings to be achieved by implementing a dynamic routing application, there must also be the awareness that changing from a loosely implemented manual process to something more rigorous will require business process changes.
One thing to consider is that, in a manual process, there can be a lot of tribal knowledge in the dispatch office, or individual head knowledge, of important parts of the process that are either not written down or only exist in some unorganized documents.