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Uber Freight enters enterprise software market

Software meshes with existing TMS and WMS


September 9, 2020
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Uber has entered the enterprise software market with the launch of Uber Freight Enterprise and Uber Freight Link. The software is meant to provide a central point of control for logistics for large shippers. These products with with existing TMS and WMS solutions, enabling seamless, efficient end-to-end freight management at enterprise scale.

Uber Freight Enterprise is an extension of Uber’s self-serve shipper platform for SMBs. It lets shippers source capacity through Uber Freight’s marketplace. Uber Freight Enterprise also gives large shippers visibility into truck ETAs, digital access to documentation, and data to help improve their freight operations.

Uber Freight Link expands this platform, with software for loads outside of the Uber Freight network. Uber Freight Link enables enterprise shippers to apply Uber Freight’s technology and its benefits – one-tap tendering, real-time visibility,  exception management, and digital documentation – across their full carrier network, instead of relying on one-to-one EDI connections with carrier TMSs.

Each of these products is designed to help eliminate manual processes, improve service, and manage costs by tackling three core enterprise shipping challenges: streamlining carrier sourcing, automating load execution, and speeding up information sharing between systems and supply chain professionals.

This launch builds on the work Uber Freight has done to automate the highest-friction parts of the supply chain for shippers of all sizes, with world-class operations and technology.

Appliance and electronics manufacturer LG is one of the pilot customers for the new software. “Uber Freight has aligned a technology that is going to allow us to better execute our supply chain,” said Paul Heffernan, vice-president, supply chain, LG Electronics USA, in an Uber Freight video.

Uber Freight Enterprise and Uber Freight Link are now available to North American shippers.