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  • DA Systems launches cloud based “Express”

    4 July, 2016

    DA Systems launches cloud based “Express” – a quick start solution for independent sameday courier companies. Express is a complete solution for sameday courier businesses, which is available as a fully hosted, cloud based Saas (software as a service). Entirely web based, it provides independent couriers with the freedom to run their businesses from anywhere, with real-time access to a single, centralised and integrated platform to control every aspect of their operations via any connected device.

  • Royal Mail SameDay can now be booked online

    7 August, 2015

    Royal Mail SameDay can now be booked online

    Royal Mail Sameday – the premium service for guaranteed delivery within the same day – has launched a new website to enable businesses and consumers to quote and book online for courier services almost anywhere in the UK. Sameday is now open to businesses and consumers as a pay-as-you-go service which can be booked online using a credit or debit card, without the need for an account. The new online system removes the need for users of the Sameday service to make their bookings over the telephone.

  • City Link Couriers get fresh start with free access to cloud based courier software

    26 January, 2015

    City Link Couriers get fresh start with free access to cloud based courier software

    DA Systems, a market leader in the provision of mission critical sameday courier software, has announced a unique offer to support sameday couriers affected by the collapse of City Link. It is giving any courier with evidence of previous employment by City Link the opportunity to use Express completely free of charge and start trading as an independent courier business. Express is a new, cloud based software solution designed to run every aspect of a sameday courier operation, from job pricing and scheduling, to delivery route planning, with real-time parcel tracking and proof of delivery notifications to customers.

  • Collapsed City Link owners could face legal action from employees - Courier Software Offer

    21 January, 2015

    Collapsed City Link owners could face legal action from employees

    Meanwhile, courier software firm DA Systems is now offering former City Link couriers the chance to use its technology for free to get a fresh start. The Buckinghamshire-based company said using the ACI Express system free of charge could help a courier begin trading as an independent courier business, rather than look for work with another established delivery firm.

  • Multiple research studies highlight the role technology plays in achieving Last Mile success

    13 January, 2015

    Multiple research studies highlight the role technology plays in achieving Last Mile success

    Barclays have recently published an interesting report, The Last Mile*, which explores the online purchasing and delivery journey. Its findings highlight that e-commerce is booming in the UK, with 1 billion deliveries made in 2013 for products ordered online. This is expected to rise to 1.35 billion within the next 5 years and could potentially reach even higher numbers if delivery options were improved and more convenient. 45% of shoppers said they would be prepared to buy more goods online if delivery services were better.

  • How to have your cake and wear it: 5 essential security tips for wearable devices

    6 December, 2014

    How to have your cake and wear it: 5 essential security tips for wearable devices

    A report recently issued by PWC suggested that wearables adoption will mirror the phenomenal rise of tablets in the enterprise. Apparently a fifth of adults in the US already own a wearable tech device and additional sales could top 130 million units in 2018. Enterprise vendors are watching these predictions carefully and starting to anticipate their arrival into the workplace with dedicated platforms, such as Salesforce1.

  • Smartglasses: a vision of tomorrow's transport tech, today

    1 December, 2014

    Smartglasses: a vision of tomorrow's transport tech, today

    The age of wearable devices is now well and truly mainstream, thanks to products such as apple’s iWatch and a whole range of smart devices designed for sports and fitness. Such is their impact that market analysis and intelligence agency ABI Research predicts that this year, about 90 million wearable devices will be sold, with demand increasing further still in 2015.

  • Five key ways to counter the threat to security and privacy posed by wearables

    26 November, 2014

    Five key ways to counter the threat to security and privacy posed by wearables

    A report recently issued by PWC suggested that wearables adoption will mirror the phenomenal rise of tablets in the enterprise. Apparently, one fifth of American adults already own a wearable tech device and additional sales could top 130 million units in 2018. Enterprise vendors are watching these predictions carefully and starting to anticipate their arrival into the workplace with dedicated platforms such as Salesforce.

  • What Is The Role Of Technology In Achieving Last Mile Success?

    25 November, 2014

    What Is The Role Of Technology In Achieving Last Mile Success?

    One of the biggest challenges for a delivery provider is achieving a successful delivery drop first time and missed deliveries are costly – estimated on average at around £23 per drop. Using mobile data technology to track items combined with proactive customer alerts plays a significant role in helping to achieve higher first time success rates. - See more at: http://eft.com/3pllogistics/what-role-technology-achieving-last-mile-success#sthash.tgaPDEv9.dpuf

  • Wearables Offer A Huge Potential To The Industry

    12 November, 2014

    Wearables Offer A Huge Potential To The Industry

    The age of wearable devices is now well and truly mainstream, thanks to the launch of Apple’s Watch and a whole range of smart devices designed for sports and fitness. Market analysis and intelligence agency ABI Research predicts that this year, about 90 million wearable devices will be sold and demand will be higher in 2015. Although it was never intended for commercial production, researchers at Microsoft have even developed a prototype for a ‘smart bra’, designed to monitor mood swings and prevent the wearer from giving into cravings and binge eating. Clearly applications for IP-enabled smart devices are only limited by our imagination. But let’s return to business.

  • Wearable computers could threaten privacy and security for sameday delivery

    10 November, 2014

    Wearable computers could threaten privacy and security for sameday delivery

    David Upton, Managing Director at DA Systems, tells Post & Parcel why he feels the industry should ‘proceed with caution’ when considering introducing wearable computers (miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing), for same day delivery. “A report recently issued by PWC suggested that wearables adoption will mirror the phenomenal rise of tablets in the enterprise. Apparently a fifth of American adults already own a wearable tech device and additional sales could top 130 million units in 2018*. Enterprise vendors are watching these predictions carefully and starting to anticipate their arrival into the workplace with dedicated platforms, such as Salesforce1.

  • Smartphones are winning over rugged devices but is Android up to the job?

    10 November, 2014

    Smartphones are winning over rugged devices but is Android up to the job?

    Having been involved with the transport and field service industries for many years, my own view is that the general look of smartphones doesn’t seem to suit an industrial setting. They tend to look out of their depth compared with rugged devices. Perhaps the new phablets, like the Galaxy Note, will fill this gap. What they do offer as a plus is a huge screen space and far more scope to introduce personalised messages and branding. In one year from now, I would guess many more companies will have followed the lead of our customer and migrated to smartphones and consumer devices. Cost of ownership is lower overall and workers are happy because they have a nice sleek device. And this will be the first step towards a whole host of other consumer devices – smart glasses and watches are obvious contenders – becoming mainstream in a business setting.

  • Five key ways to counter the threat to security and privacy posed by wearables

    7 November, 2014

    Five key ways to counter the threat to security and privacy posed by wearables

    The importance of wearables is on the rise but this brings with it new security and privacy risks writes DA Systems David Upton… A report recently issued by PWC suggested that wearables adoption will mirror the phenomenal rise of tablets in the enterprise. Apparently a fifth of American adults already own a wearable tech device and additional sales could top 130 million units in 2018*. Enterprise vendors are watching these predictions carefully and starting to anticipate their arrival into the workplace with dedicated platforms, such as Salesforce1.

  • Meeting the demand: Transport Management Technology report October 2014

    6 November, 2014

    Meeting the demand-Transport Management Technology Report October 2014

    Chief editor Ed Holden spoke with some of the major players within the field of transportation management about current key talking points within this fascinating technology field; including changing demand trends, security and how transportation solutions might continue to develop in the near future.

  • Will population growth require transport providers to hone green credentials?

    4 November, 2014

    Will population growth require transport providers to hone green credentials?

    Within the next 15 years, London’s population is tipped to exceed 10 million people, making it the most heavily populated city in Europe after Moscow. It’s already very busy and transportation management technology will inevitably play an essential role in cutting the impact the logistics operations inevitably have on the environment

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