OL USA selects Catapult’s QMS rates platform

Jun 4, 2020 | Press Release

OL USA offers clients fast rates and self service platform through new catapult QMS Rate Management

Kansas City and New York, United States, 02 June 2020. Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, announced today that OL USA, has selected Catapult’s multi-modal QMS™ rates platform and digital forwarder solutions, along with Catapult’s market leading contract management services in a multi-year agreement. OL USA now offer individualized solutions to their customers in a branded customer facing platform, and state of the art quoting capabilities to their sales team using Catapult solutions.

“We have invested heavily in technology that gives shippers more visibility and control over their business, offering immediate and easily accessible rate quotes is a key aspect to a comprehensive end-to-end solution,” said Carrie Dollear, Pricing Director of OL USA. “QMS white label was a great fit, OL USA develops individualized solutions for our clients, and by using Catapult’s customer facing platform, our ability has been enhanced in both scope and speed. The quote module is by far the quickest I have seen. QMS is not only a rate database provider, they also provide the analytics needed from a pricing and procurement standpoint to optimize contract negotiations.”

Speaking about the recent implementation she added “Everyone at Catapult has been very helpful. They have a very knowledgeable staff and really take the time to make sure that any questions are answered. The implementation process was streamlined and very organized.”

Virgil Ferreira CEO of Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, said “we’re proud to welcome OL USA to the Catapult family, it has been a pleasure making their customer-first vision of an online solution a reality, the feedback has been really positive. It’s great to see OL USA using our technology as a new way to provide exceptional service to their clients”

ABOUT CATAPULT

Catapult – an Accelya Group Company – provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates at over a 99% accuracy rate, Catapult combines air, ocean and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based system, enabling operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate from point A to point B and realize dramatic efficiency improvements. Our QMS 5.0 software focuses on a flexible, fast and accurate quoting experience in the most feature-rich rate management platform in the market. For more information, please visit www.gocatapult.com

ABOUT OL

OL USA is one of the fastest-growing bonded NVOCCs in the world and has service contracts with the highest-rated ocean carriers. Through our integrated network of agents across the globe, we have a presence in all of the major trade and business centers. Working with importers, exporters, and freight forwarders, we are able to move their goods and provide door-to-door service worldwide. OL USA offers our clients a single-source experience from beginning to end, along with the technology to handle today’s globalized market. Learn more at ol-usa.com

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