In 2003, we decided to spin out our quickly growing IT department and incorporate it into an independent software engineering firm – BESITEC (short for Bertling EDI Service & IT GmbH).
While their initial focus was to further improve our transport management system, BESITEC has now grown into an independent technology company, which offers individual software solutions, innovative EDI and programming interfaces as well as system planning and administration services.
Since its foundation more than a decade ago, BESITEC has played a defining role in the technological development of the logistics industry, and today, its systems enable globally leading project freight forwarding companies to handle large-scale logistics projects every day in a highly efficient way.
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Whether you would like to implement automated connections between you and your business partners, modernize your fleet, plan and install a new IT infrastructure or need individual software that is tailored to your needs, BESITEC uses their vast experience in the field to be a reliable partner at your side.
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The interaction between IT and Logistics has never been more important and demanding. Seamless reporting, real-time information, and sub-contractor management are managed through Bertling's reliable, secure and high-standard network and server architecture. In this way, downtimes due to machine failures, virus attacks, and slow communication lines in Bertling's global operations are kept to a minimum. More about the technical key facts
Tailor-fitted solutions for each client and project
"One-size-fits-all" hardly ever works, especially in project logistics. Every project has different demands, depending on the type of project, the parties, and the systems involved, and of course the scope of work. Bertling considered this when it designed BLU. Consequently, Bertling has divided system interfaces and screens into "standard" and "project-specific". This allows us to add project-specific data fields wherever needed while maintaining the basic concept based on Bertling's existing standards.
This allows Bertling to cater to the projects' requirements with regard to Purchase Order Management, Tracking & Tracing interfaces, Reports, and EDI-set up and enables it to efficiently implement the required features.
Up and down the transport chain
Another key factor in Bertling's concept of "flexible standardization" is the construction of the transport chain. A transport basically consists of cargo that is going through a chain of events; for example - pick up of cargo, packing cargo, the departure from the port of loading, and the arrival at the port of destination. All of these events together make up the transport chain.
These events are split into "standard events" which are part of every transport and "project-specific events" - events that are of particular interest to a specific project - for example, "shipment release", "transshipment", "custom clearance", etc. Therefore the transport chain in Bertling's system contains the standard events but provides flexibility by allowing additional events to be added to the transport chain, according to the project or client requirements.
Every event, standard or specific contains the same set of data:
- Type of event
- Mode of transport
- Carrier name
- Vessel/flight no/truck no
- Planned date
- Actual date
This enables Bertling to easily record and monitor every event that the project/client requires and make them available via its Tracking & Tracing interface, its download reports, and the EDI transfers.