3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Taking Your Brokerage Digital

The switch from paper to digital, and manual labor to automation, requires the right solution matched with a seamless transition. 

We’ve been in business since 1991 helping freight brokers and carriers implement the latest tech that keeps the supply chain thriving…And to help guide you, we put together the three most common mistakes freight brokers make during their digital transitions. Here are three things to avoid:

1. Designing Your Own App

Most brokerages underestimate the cost and time involved in launching a mobile app. Plus, post-launch maintenance like security, support, and updates are ongoing and can require major costs.

Instead of paying an estimated $100,000 to upwards of $1 million annually, a good best practice for companies is to go with an existing industry-trusted app that’s already thriving in the market.

For example; a mobile app such as Transflo Mobile+ already has 2 million users and also offers a custom app feature in which freight brokers and carriers can get the look and feel of their very own customizable app – while using the foundation of a trusted leader in the industry since 1991.

2. Rejecting Change 

The only true constant is change, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to implement into your business.

Big changes (especially new technology) can sometimes feel intimidating and seem like they’ll require a lot of man-hours – taking resources away from business and production.  

The best way to combat this is to communicate with your tech provider to come up with a plan that makes sure you can adopt and implement the new technology without interrupting operations. You deserve access to the latest tech that can save you time and money. And there are ways to adopt new solutions in a way that will not interrupt your regular business and production during the transition and training period.… Which brings us to our third point…

 ​3. Not Planning for Training and Transition

Many businesses adopting new technology report feeling they didn’t have proper training on how to use the new solutions effectively. A planned and well thought out transitional period is crucial for adopting new technology.

At Transflo we develop an implementation plan to make sure our clients feel comfortable with all the new processes and software – this ensures success.

For more info about Transflo solutions please contact us today: (866) 528-7172  |  sales@transflo.com

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