Automated Data Archiving

Automated Data Archiving

Parcel BI offers business intelligence tools to help companies take control of their parcel spend by allowing them to connect with their data. We offer a repository for data so that it makes it easier to keep track of your parcel spend.

However, many people may think that they are taken care of because their carriers provide data for them. Parcel BI takes it a step further by not only providing you with your parcel data but also archiving it for you. 

Parcel BI Repository Saves Your Data

 Your With Parcel BI, your parcel data and complete history are automatically downloaded and archived in our business intelligence tools for you to use in the future. Having this data is extremely beneficial for you because it allows you to see where you have lost money and what you can do to avoid that in the future, or potentially get that money back.

Losing Account Access?

For example, we had a customer whose business was bought out by another company. As soon as they lost access to those accounts, they would have lost all of their data, but they had our tools which archived their data and allowed them to take it with them. 

Not only did we give them a longer term of data and a repository for the data, but now they can take the data with them, and it can expose some very important things.

This particular customer had a contract that was favorable to the way they ship before they were acquired by another company. After the switch, they were under a different contract which was not favorable to them. 

Because we had a repository of all of their invoices, we were able to show them why they were leaking money and help them use this data as a reference to reinstate their previous contract with their carriers. 

Parcel BI Tools Save You Money

If you own a business or work for a company that ship parcel, no matter how much or how little, Parcel BI can help you connect with your data. We can archive your information and help you see where you are leaking money and even allow you to save your data in the event of account access loss. 

To see how Parcel BI can empower your business, try our free demo online today. For more information about how Parcel BI can save you money on your parcel spend, contact us today. 

Automated Data Archiving

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