IAS Dispatch 2.3

Our newest version of IAS DispatchManager, launched February 23, 2013, expands the system's capabilities and makes work order management and communication even more convenient.

Work Order References

New optional reference fields will be added and, if the originator enters responses, will be visible on in-system work orders and over EDI:
  • MAWB Number
  • HAWB Number
  • Shipment Reference Number
  • On Hand Number
  • Order Reference
  • Import Reference Number
  • Payment Method

Appointment Codes and Comments

Motor carriers will be able to specify the location code (IATA, UN Loc Code, Schedule K) and add a comment to an appointment. These optional fields will be added to both scheduled and actual appointments and will be viewable by all users.

Work Order Comments

Work order header comments will move to their own section in the work order detail, making it easier to view and add comments.

Transaction Audit

IAS Dispatch will include a new tab for the transaction audit report (TAR). All users will be able to view event processing audit records and filter down to a particular time range, error type, or by success or failure. This is particularly useful for EDI-connected users for identification and resolution of errors on inbound and outbound messages.

Time Zones

Activity log times will be shown in the originator, receiver, and system time zones. Full time zone visibility will make it easier for all parties to understand when activities occurred.

CSV Events Upload

All motor carriers will be able to upload events in DispatchManager using a CSV file, enabling spreadsheet updates rather than manual entry. Automation helps reduce data entry errors for motor carriers able to extract data from their internal system into a CSV file.

Equipment Renamed to Unit

All users will see “Unit” rather than “Equipment” throughout IAS Dispatch screens and reports. This better supports use of the application beyond container-specific shipping, for example, to accommodate non-containerized shipment units such as pallets or Unit Load Devices.