Amber Road has released Trade Portals, a set of software applications intended to help suppliers integrate with logistics providers in the area of global trade management. Trade Portals is composed of three on-demand modules: Supplier PO (Purchase Order) Management, Supplier Solicitation Management and Origin Management. The tool is designed to configure points of collaboration with key trading partners, including suppliers, forwarders and customs brokers. Features include purchase-order lifecycle management from shipment to invoice, and up-to-date dashboard views and workflow tools. A multi-organization and role-based security model organizes suppliers and logistics providers by country or region, and establishes standard operating procedures for each group. Multilingual support with language preference can be assigned by user to improve the process of supplier adoption. Flexible integration options include direct XML or EDI connectivity, spreadsheet uploads and Web forms for manual data entry. A document-generation engine creates all supporting documentation prior to shipment; it can then be distributed via e-mail with pre-defined rules. Trade Portal is integrated with Amber Roads' Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Import and Trade Agreements applications.
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