Riege Implements WIN Platform into Scope
MEERBUSCH, Germany — March 21, 2013 — Riege Software International has successfully implemented the integration of the WIN platform (Worldwide Information Network) into Scope – Riege’s flagship product for air and ocean freight forwarding as well as customs applications. WIN is a common platform for the logistics industry, designed specifically to facilitate electronic communication of shipment data and documentation.
The integration with WIN will produce significant improvements in efficiency and cost-savings for forwarders and agents and it provides a perfect platform for e-Commerce and paperless transfer of documents. No matter which software the partner is using, by integrating with WIN, Scope creates a seamless connection and data exchange.
“Riege now has the most comprehensive interface with WIN and we will work hard to deliver the value together”, said John DeBenedette, WIN’s Managing Director.
Fast Forward Freight, one of the world’s leading independent freight forwarders with headquarters in the Netherlands and branch offices in Belgium, Germany and Nigeria, is the pilot customer for Scope’s implementation of the WIN platform.
“We have been long-term partners of Riege and we appreciate their innovative attitude”, said Robert van Breugel, Fast Forward Freight’s Financial Director. “That’s why we are happy to be a pilot customer for Scope with WIN integrated. As it coincides perfectly with our ambitions to fully incorporate e-freight, which aims to speed up throughput times, improve reliability and planning. Ultimately the project should reduce costs within the transport chain. Already today we see very promising results.”
Johannes Riege, CEO and Founder of Riege, is convinced that Scope and WIN will provide forwarders with capabilities that even some multinationals struggle to match. Therefore he is very pleased to work with WIN and Fast Forward Freight: “I am excited by the potential of this partnership and the excellent results already seen in the pilot project with WIN and Fast Forward Freight. It is very important for our products and services to work closely with the industry leaders”, he says.
The new feature is available in Scope 5.0, which was introduced into service by Riege shortly before the anual WCA Family Week conference in Bangkok, where Riege attended for the first time as an exhibitor.
About Worldwide Information Network
WIN provides the world’s only cloud-based fully integrated e-connectivity platform for the global independent freight forwarding community. Developed specifically to connect SME forwarders across the supply chain, WIN has concluded full testing and is currently being adopted by freight forwarding companies around the globe.
With no software or hardware required, WIN can be rapidly integrated with third party or in-house IT or cargo management systems with the assistance of the dedicated team of WIN customer service experts.
WIN is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand and operates customer services offices in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.
For further information please see: www.winwebconnect.com
About Fast Forward Freight
Fast Forward Freight provides global freight forwarding, warehousing and supply chain solutions to over 5000 customers worldwide. Founded in 1995 it remains today one of the largest privately owned, independent freight forwarders, within the European theater. The “Fast24x7” aviation and special projects division is considered among the leading time-critical solution providers.
About Riege Software International
Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for freight and logistics. Established for more than 25 years, the family-owned company has more than 80 staff with headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Riege delivers products and services to more than 300 customers including Dachser, DB Schenker, Fast Forward Freight, General Transport, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.