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Robert.Jervis_43227 Jun 22

Multimodal success for technology  

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Transport operators are more tech hungry than ever before
Leading transport technology firm Forward Solutions smashed its targets at top trade show Multimodal, demonstrating that transport operators are more tech hungry than ever before. 
 
This was only the second time that the team at Forward had attended Multimodal, which is the annual flagship exhibition, bringing together the supply chain industry. 
 
The three-day event exceeded Forward Solutions’ expectations attracting both new and existing customers to its trade stand.
 
As the sector is very aware, IT is fast becoming the cornerstone of a successful transport operation. Innovative IT is essential for top class customer service, with visibility and communication being as important as delivery across the supply chain.  As freight volumes continue to grow undiminished   transportation across all modes is more efficient today than ever before and technology is an essential part of this evolution.
 
Forward Solutions’ Managing Director Richard Litchfield comments:

“There has never been a more critical time for our sector to employ good technology.  Efficiency and automation of information and full transparency is essential for customers.  As a result, we are seeing many more transport and logistics firms turn to us for support as they embark on their technology journey, in line with continued growth across the sector.
 
“At Multimodal this year the tone of the event was very much about innovation and investment, and we spoke to operators of all sizes from across the UK and beyond.”
With decades of experience developing specialist IT for the sector, Forward Solutions understands the dynamic nature of the industry, the growing pressures operators are facing and is able to respond quickly to provide a range of software solutions in this ever-changing landscape. Over 3,000 users are actively utilising its products every day.
 
Forward Solutions’ Forward Office is a flexible freight management software solution (FMS) which is continually strengthened.  At the core of Forward Office is Forward Core, which is supported by a suite of six additional products which can all be used independently.
 
With the massive and continued sector growth in technologies Forward Solutions used the (first post Covid) Multimodal in October last year show to preview its latest software investment. The team demonstrated its latest UI (user interface), which is the result of £3/4 million development – Forward’s most significant single investment to date, to create a revitalised front end which is fully intuitive and market leading.
 
Richard added:

“The last two years has fast-tracked demand for technology.  There continues to be a large need for rapid adoption of new technological solutions, to help operators thrive.
 
“The ongoing and increasing growth in demand for better communication and information will continue unabated with operators relying on software suppliers, to continue to invest in new technologies to support continued market growth.” 
 
The Forward Solutions team is one of the longest established freight software development companies, providing an end-to-end solution for a wide range of operators with 20+ users in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US.  The company are transport sector specialists, providing IT systems for leading multimodal players across air freight, sea freight, road freight and rail freight