Integrate PODFather with your existing systems using web services or EDI. Jobs can be uploaded unallocated or pre-routed, and PODs downloaded as soon as they've been completed.
Not got an existing system? No problem, PODFather provides a backoffice solution which lets your office staff enter jobs on either a one-off or recurring basis.
PODFather includes a customer portal which can be added to your own website for your own clients to enter jobs, saving you time and improving your service.
Automatically or manually schedule jobs (auto is best!) across your resources - fleet/drivers/engineers - according to customer SLAs, skills and vehicle constraints.
Routing algorithms can optimise your daily workloads to hit time delivery windows, whilst considering vehicle capacities, drive-time by road, driver shift time and breaks.
ETAs of all jobs are updated throughout the day to help you keep on top of the work in progress, and schedule ad-hoc sameday work to those best placed to deal with it.
Igloo Thermo Logistics
Send customers a live tracking email with their delivery time window and driver location.
PODFather can send a copy of the POD, customised to replicate your existing paperwork, to your client as soon as the delivery is made.
Job ETAs are recalculated throughout the day, alerting you in advance if we predict any job is going to miss its timeslot. This allows you to give better customer service by dealing with problems before they occur.
Berry Bros & Rudd
Monitor your operators using our mobile/smartphone application via GPS.
Safe driving visibility
On compatible handsets, speed information is sent back to the back-office, with each tracking point having a speed value attached.
Job Completion Order & Status
If your business relies on accurate and timely collections and deliveries based on your routing, keep track of successful completions at a glance.
Smartphone, tablet, rugged
The PODFather app runs on a variety of device form factors from smartphones and tablets, to enterprise rugged handhelds. Almost all Android devices are compatible.
Signatures, barcodes, photos, forms, etc
The job template system in PODFather allows almost any paper form to be replicated with custom workflows built in to make sure jobs are completed correctly. Electronic signatures, photos, barcodes can all be included.
The PODFather is an enterprise-grade application; capable of processing huge volumes of jobs per day in a completely secure and reliable manner. The application works outside network coverage, and all jobs completed include automatic date/time and GPS capture to enhance the audit trail of delivery progress.
Skybound Services Ltd
Jobs can be priced ad-hoc or based on a tariffs system, customised to suit your business. Pricing tariffs can be based per mile, per item, zonal, SLA, etc.
The invoicing allows you to process completed PODs into invoices within seconds. Invoice values can be based on set amounts or custom tariffs. Logistics accounts can include fuel surcharges.
Email & Export
Invoices can be emailed direct from the PODFather system to your customers. Batch options are available to export invoices into your existing accounts system.
PODFather includes reporting dashboards that help report on your live and historical On Time In Full performance across the company, depots, customers and drivers.
Live and Historical
Data is never deleted from PODFather, meaning you can produce reports from the first day you start using the system and build years worth of data to improve how your business operates.
PDF and Spreadsheets
If live dashboards aren't enough, most PODFather reports can also be exported into PDF and CSV formats to email or work your pivot table magic in your favourite spreadsheet tools.
Allow your customers to book jobs through your website with our portal that can be fully branded and colour coded to look like an extension of your own site.
Jobs in progress
The PODFather portal shows your clients all jobs currently in progress, along with their current ETA and driver location.
The customer portal POD archive allows your customers to download copies of historical PODs, helping to resolve queries and invoice disputes before they begin.
PODFather is an approved G-Cloud 9 supplier with application listings for ePOD, NHS Asset Tracking and Construction Logistics solutions.
Our G-Cloud 9 listings permit almost all UK public sector organisations to procure PODFather solutions in a quick and efficient manner.
Saves you time and money
Buying PODFather services through the G-Cloud framework is faster and cheaper than running individual procurement tenders and contracts.
Facilities & Estates Manager
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Read more about what our system has done for some of our customers
Igloo Thermo Logistics
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