xkzero Announces Partnership With Echo Global Logistics to Launch xkzero
Transportation Management by Echo
New Solution Will Allow Sage ERP Users to Access Logistics Firm
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- xkzero, the
Chicago-based Sage developer, today announced a software development
partnership with Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a
leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply
chain management services, to provide an integrated transportation
logistics solution for Sage North American ERP products.
The new solution, called xkzero Transportation Management by Echo,
will provide a complete software and managed services solution
natively integrated into Sage ERP systems. The program will allow
users to shop for the best less-than-truckload (LTL) options directly
from within the Sage ERP quote/order entry, then book the shipment
when ready. The solution is available for Sage 100 ERP now, and
versions for Sage 500 ERP and Sage ERP X3 are planned for later 2013
"Our new partnership with xkzero will help companies make
transportation management less complicated for SAGE customers," said
Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global
Logistics. "Not only will clients see dramatically improved freight
visibility, control and accuracy, but a lower overall cost."
"Our solution with Echo is creating a new category of ERP automation
that will be valuable for companies requiring LTL shipping," said
Paul Ziliak, co-founder of xkzero. "Managed services will relieve the
burdens on a client's transportation management team and a seamless
integration into Sage ERP will save time on every shipment."
xkzero Transportation Management by Echo will provide Sage ERP users
with one point of contact for all logistics needs and is the only
such offering in the space.
Chicago-based xkzero publishes mobile sales apps,
universal search, online commerce and transportation logistics
software exclusively for small and mid-sized businesses using Sage
ERP (Sage 100 ERP, Sage ERP X3 and Sage 500 ERP). For more
information on xkzero, visit: www.xkzero.com.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago,
is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply
chain management services, delivered on a proprietary technology
platform, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its
clients. Echo maintains a web-based technology platform that compiles
and analyzes data from its network of over 24,000 transportation
providers to serve its clients' shipping and freight management
needs. Echo procures transportation and provides logistics services
for clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing,
construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on
Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
Echo Global Logistics
(847) 415 - 9324
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