Job management

You can automatically upload your job information into your Podfather system using several methods.  Check out our API for ease of ERP upload or use our SFTP function to get jobs ready for planning.  Manual upload is also available. 

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Using our job management software you can capture all job specific information, such as delivery instructions, and store information against each of your customer accounts. 

All past job information is stored within your Podfather system, meaning it doesn’t have to be re-entered when a repeat booking is made.  

We have a configurable job template system which permits multiple templates to be added to an account to replace paper forms and processes.

The benefits of using our job management software

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API upload

Job information can be automatically uploaded into Podfather via our API. 

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Streamline processes

Using our job information functionality means you can streamline your management process, no more paper tickets. 

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Job templates can be configured to suit bespoke requirements. 

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Increase visibility by storing all job details in the Podfather job management system. 

Feature highlights

Job templates

  • Our system has a template structure that allows job details to be customised.  
  • Job templates can quickly be configured in Podfather to replicate almost any existing paper forms, ensuring all information is accurately captured. 

API upload

  • You can integrate Podfather with your existing systems using REST API web services or EDI.  
  • Jobs can be uploaded unallocated or pre-routed and proof of delivery downloaded as soon as jobs have been completed.     

Manual entry

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have an ERP system in place or are in the process of reviewing requirements.  
  • We have a solution that allows you to enter jobs manually either as a one-off or on a recurring basis.  But we’d suggest using our API is best. 

Further features

Integration and API

We have made it as easy as possible for information to flow from your existing systems into ours.  Podfather provides multiple methods of integration to both upload jobs and download completed POD data with your existing ERP, sales order, WMS or invoicing systems. 

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Customer story

Scientific Laboratory Services

Scientific Laboratory Supplies

With deliveries being made using a mix of its own fleet, and third-party couriers, the SLS team saw the need to move away from the paper-based systems of the past.  SLS selected PODFather based on the system's intuitive back-office planning system, ease of integration and proven results.    

Podfather is being used to plan optimised vehicle routes which automatically take customer time window, vehicle capacity and driving time into consideration.  This has enabled the SLS team to improve efficiencies across its own fleet and minimise third-party courier loads.  In addition, the PODFather driver app is enabling SLS to share delivery routes with drivers, track vehicle movements and capture electronic proof of delivery information in real-time.  Real-time route information is also helping customer service teams to handle delivery queries with ease.

Related features

We hope you like what you see.  If you are interested in our job management functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

Our route optimisation functionality allows you to plan routes that are cost-effective, resource efficient and meet promised customer time windows.

Looking to optimise all your routes, manage pre-allocated jobs, plan regions or review your fixed routes, Podfather is here to help with an easy-to-use back office system that delivers great results. 

Make sure all necessary vehicle checks have been completed and logged before vehicles leave the depot or arrive on site.

Drivers log in to the Podfather app which runs on the most basic of smartphone and is available for both Android and iOS.  Using their handheld devices drivers capture all the necessary pre-departure vehicle check information required to help your fleet stay legal when out on the road.   

Monitor progress against the plan in real time using our app.  Automatically send customer notifications via text or email.

We track via our Driver app so there is no need for costly third party telematics.  We’ll give you live tracking updates on the day and your customers benefit too with a range of notification features and live tracking links available as standard. 

Streamline your proof of delivery process.  Log and share job completion, scan barcodes, capture signatures and photographs.  

With ePOD you are removing the need for paper tickets.  If you are looking to streamline your processes, improve visibility across your operation and minimize costly delivery disputes this is the solution for you.