- 5 January 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
UK pallet sector operator UPN has launched its new SmartPOD multi platform live signature capture app.
The new system, that will enable UPN members to provide 100% live signature capture, is available for Apple and Android platforms. The system was created by the company’s in-house team, and is the third generation live signature capture app from UPN.
Proof of delivery can be uploaded and sent to the company sending the goods within seconds of the delivery being made. The signatures are uploaded to the UPN servers in real time.
The SmartPOD app has a range of special features including:
“Messaging function: Two-way communication between office and driver enabling strong links regarding all elements of the business. Based on SMS communication systems the messaging function capabilities are all within the app.
Demo mode for driver training: A special training mode designed to help drivers become familiar with the new facilities in the app and to help ensure that they are confident in using the App efficiently and professionally at the point of delivery.
Paperwork indicators: As well as the electronic side of things a lot of consignments require customers’ own documentation to be signed, so there is an indicator within the app to flag this up to the drivers so that this requirement does not get missed
Drop ordering: By default the app downloads the drivers run with the consignments in a set order defined by the planner. Circumstances may change however and so they can change the run order within the App.
GPS locations: Every step of the delivery is accurately timed. In addition, SmartPOD will accurately record the GPS positions at key stages, Arrival, Unload, and Delivery stages.
Ad-hoc run creation: One time runs can be created for couriered pallets or subcontractors. In the ad hoc run screen the driver can simply scan the two dimensional barcode which will automatically create the run sheet and add the consignment / pallet to it.”