Kansas City and Philadelphia, United States, July 25, 2019. Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, announced today that BDP Transport, has selected Catapult’s multi-modal QMS™ rate automation and quoting platform, along with Catapult’s market leading contract management services in a multi-year agreement. This move is part of BDP’s global growth strategy and digitizes their rate buying, selling and quoting - centralizing global rate data, creating visibility and pricing insights.
Carmen Gerace, Executive Vice President of BDP International said, “BDP will be implementing Catapult’s QMS across 6 regions and we are thrilled to begin this project. We were looking for a future-proof, trusted partner to grow with us in the coming years and Catapult has both the knowledge and the technology, as well as a very progressive approach to digital collaboration with partners like Xeneta, co-loaders and carriers. BDP is committed to investing in technology that adds more value to our customers, giving them access to better data, and customizable digital solutions that can integrate with their ERP systems. Our decision to work with Catapult is a testament to that commitment.”
Speaking about the agreement, David Luttrell, CTO of Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, said “BDP needed a well-rounded rates solution that could handle all modes and integrate seamlessly to their TMS. They were looking for a partner that understood their needs, with a proven track record in the industry, while having a software package built on modern technologies that is interoperable, scalable, and highly usable."
"It’s been a comprehensive process with lots of stakeholders who have met with our IT, Product, BPO and Audit team leads, as well as our sales team; it gave us insight into exactly what BDP needed, and showcased what we can deliver. BDP was actually our first, full scale client, so it is great to welcome them back to Catapult. We already know we’ll have a strong relationship,” adds Virgil Ferreira, CEO of Catapult, an Accelya Group Company
Catapult provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates at over a 99% accuracy rate, Catapult combines air, ocean and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based system. This enables operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate from point A to point B with dramatic efficiency improvements. Catapult´s QMS 5.0 software focuses on a flexible, fast and accurate quoting experience in the most feature-rich rate management platform in the market. For more information, please visitwww.gocatapult.com
Catapult is part of the Accelya Group, which is a leading global provider of technology products and services to the travel and transport industry. Founded in 1976, Accelya delivers financial, commercial, cargo and analytics solutions designed for a world on the move. As a provider of mission critical solutions that account for and manage over 5 billion financial transactions and 75 million tons of cargo annually, Accelya serves as a strategic partner for more than 400 airlines, travel agents and shippers. For more information, please visit www.accelya.com
ABOUT BDP INTERNATIONAL
Headquartered in Philadelphia, BDP International is one of the leading privately held freight logistics/transportation management firms based in the U.S. It operates freight logistics centers in 20 cities throughout North America and a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships in nearly 140 countries. The company serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide. BDP provides a range of services, including ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs clearance and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing; consolidation and distribution; and its web-based BDP Smart Suite® of shipping transaction/tracking management and visibility applications. For more, visit www.bdpinternational.com
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