EKA Solutions Licenses Trimble’s Mapping Web APIs to Deliver Enhanced ETA and Visibility Solutions

Trimble MAPS Development Platform Web APIs Enables EKA to Provide Real-Time Trip Management and Precise ETAs as Part of its Cloud-Based TMS Offerings

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that EKA Solutions, Inc., a provider of cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) solutions, has licensed web APIs from the Trimble MAPS development platform to deliver intelligent automated dispatch and real-time visibility solutions with interactive trip management tools for brokers, carriers and shippers. 

Consisting of mapping, routing, navigation and location APIs, the Trimble MAPS development platform is specifically designed for solution providers and fleets looking to build or enhance commercial applications.

“EKA is excited to work with Trimble. The collaboration between Trimble and EKA will deliver transformative and affordable solutions to small- and medium-size broker, carrier and shipper businesses. It will empower them to provide a better experience for customers and drivers, while reducing the time, expense and effort of managing the business basics,” said JJ Singh, founder, investor & CEO of EKA Solutions, Inc. 

EKA has integrated trip management web APIs from the Trimble MAPS development platform to enhance its TMS Cloud. Through the Trimble MAPS stateful web services, trip data is stored on the server and used to continually monitor and manage the entire trip lifecycle, from planning through execution and analysis, resulting in highly accurate ETAs and the ability to visualize real-time trip progress. 

“Creating a relationship with a solution provider who, similar to Trimble, is focused on enabling carriers, shippers and drivers to achieve operational success is extremely important to us,” said Bill Maddox, business development for Trimble MAPS Division. “With increased carrier pressure to provide superior customer service and the shipper’s need for freight visibility, we provide innovative tools to create or enhance applications that benefit the entire transportation workflow.”

EKA’s TMS solutions using the Trimble MAPS development platform are expected to be introduced and commercialized beginning as early as the third quarter of 2019. 

About EKA

EKA Solutions, Inc., provides the Smart, Unified Platform EKA Omni- TMS® for – Virtually – Everyone. EKA Omni-TMS® is the cloud-based SaaS freight Eco-System designed to transform the transportation and logistics industry. It empowers small- and medium-size broker, carrier and shipper businesses to operate from quote-to-cash with affordable and best-in-class digital tools, enabling the higher performance demanded in tomorrow’s supply chain. With real-time information, EKA Omni-TMS® enables brokers, carriers and shippers to provide visibility and appropriate transparency as they fluidly trade across an expanding and verified network with key, trusted partners. For more information about EKA, visit:  https://www.go-eka.com

About Trimble MAPS

Trimble MAPS provides global map-centric technology dedicated to transforming journeys through innovative routing, scheduling, visualization and navigation solutions. Built on map data and a routing engine designed specifically for commercial vehicles, its development platform and trusted products are made for a broad range of industries, workforces and fleets of all sizes. The Trimble MAPS brands including PC*MILER, CoPilot and Appian are the foundation for safe and efficient journeys worldwide—one driver, one vehicle, one fleet at a time. Trimble MAPS is a Division of Trimble:  maps.trimble.com

About Trimble 

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:  www.trimble.com.


EKA’s iLoop Offered to Fleets Using Owner-Operators

September 5, 2019 • by HDT Staff 

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Recently EKA Solutions launched its EKA MPlace platform, which lets shippers and brokers create private freight marketplaces where they can trade with their trusted providers in a precise, automated and real-time way.

Now EKA is offering some of the capabilities of its cloud-based Software-as-a-Service freight ecosystem to large motor carriers that use owner-operators. EKA iLoop Solution can help carriers that want to mitigate worker classification liability risks when they contract with lease or independent operators.

“The EKA iLoop platform enables carriers to manage their leased or independent operator relationships without interfering into their independent execution,” explained JJ Singh, founder and CEO of EKA Solutions, in a press release. EKA gives carriers a driver-facing app that enables load tendering, interactive communication with dispatcher and real-time information access to improve life on the road for these owner-operators.

“By providing leased-on owner-operators the ability to select freight, determine routes and schedules, monitor settlements and manage operational accounting in their own systems, carriers can improve owner-operator relationships while mitigating work classification liability risks,” said Mark Walker, EKA president.

EKA iLoop provides real-time visibility of load movement and ETA updates (LiveETA) that factor in driver unplanned events, hours-of-service compliance, and actual traffic and weather conditions.

EKA launches cloud-based private freight marketplace solution

Clarissa Hawes 07/23/2019

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EKA Solutions recently launched MPlace, which allows larger shippers and brokers to create private marketplaces where they can trade with “trusted providers in a more precise, automated and real-time manner,” the company said in a release.

“We provide technology solutions that are very efficient and at a lower cost,” JJ Singh, founder and chief executive of EKA, told FreightWaves. “We already focus on small and medium-sized brokers, shippers and carriers, so we thought larger brokers and shippers could benefit from our solutions.”

The company launched its unified, cloud-based Omni-TMS (transportation management system) platform for small and medium-sized brokers, carriers and shippers in 2018. Its is now offering some of the capabilities of its software platform to larger shippers, brokers and carriers “in a way that can complement their existing TMS platforms and help them meet today’s more dynamic logistics environment,” the company said. 

For example, if a large shipper needs a load hauled in a new freight lane, one of its employees can go onto MPlace and find partners in its own private space and not have to go out to the spot market or load boards,” Singh said.

“Utilizing the EKA MPlace, customers reduce direct labor, transportation spend and contracting risk while providing end-to-end visibility, audit and analysis,” Singh said.

EKA Launches Private Freight Marketplace Solution

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While EKA's TMS is designed for smaller businesses, it realized large shippers and brokers could benefit from features allowing them to work with trusted partners to cover freight that wasn't part of long-term contract route maps, without having to shop it to the spot market.
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While EKA’s TMS is designed for smaller businesses, it realized large shippers and brokers could benefit from features allowing them to work with trusted partners to cover freight that wasn’t part of long-term contract route maps, without having to shop it to the spot market.Photo: Gettyimages.com/PeopleImages

EKA Solutions last year launched a unified, cloud-based Omni-TMS platform for small and medium-sized carriers, brokers, and shippers. Now the company is offering some of the capabilities of its freight ecosystem to large shippers, brokers, and carriers in a way that can complement existing TMS platforms and help them meet today’s more dynamic logistics environment.

The EKA MPlace lets shippers and brokers create private marketplaces where they can trade with their trusted providers in a more precise, automated and real-time manner, according to the company. The solution is easily configured to resolve, among other things, the many instances where traditional route guides don’t meet market needs for speed and price flexibility.

A shipper may have a new customer or a new lane not covered by its existing long-term carrier contracts and route guide, EKA President Mark Walker told HDT. “They don’t just want to shop it out to just anybody” in the spot market, he says. “Shippers can put that shipment [in mPlace] so their trusted carriers and brokers can see the load and make a longer-term deal.”

“Customers reduce direct labor, transportation spend and contracting risk while providing end-to-end visibility, audit and analysis,” said JJ Singh, EKA founder and CEO.

EKA Solutions says its cloud-based software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Omni-TMS empowers small and medium size broker, carrier and shipper businesses to operate from quote-to-cash with affordable, cloud-based digital tools.

HDT selected EKA Omni-TMS® as one HDT’s Top Products for 2019

HDT Editorial Advisory Board selected EKA Omni-TMS® as one HDT’s Top Products for 2019. The selection was made by evaluating the product’s innovation, ability to address significant issues and, finally, based on potential to affect a fleet’s bottom line.E

Please click on the following URL to see the inclusion of EKA Solutions in the 2019 Top 20 Products announcement by Heavy Duty Trucking https://www.truckinginfo.com/325266/hdts-top-20-products-of-2019

EKA announces roll-out of MPlace®

EKA Solutions, Inc., announces that it has expanded the capabilities of its unified EKA Omni-TMS ® platform to extend SaaS freight Eco-System solutions to complement the existing systems for the largest shippers, brokers and carriers.

The EKA MPlace® enables shippers and brokers to create private marketplaces where they can trade with their trusted providers in a more precise, automated and real-time manner.  The solution is easily configured to resolve the many instances where traditional route guides don’t meet market needs for speed and price flexibility. “Utilizing the EKA MPlace® customers reduce direct labor, transportation spend and contracting risk while providing end-to-end visibility, audit and analysis,” said JJ Singh, Founder, Investor & CEO of EKA Solutions, Inc.

About EKA Solutions, Inc.

EKA solutions, Inc., provides the Smart, Unified Platform EKA Omni- TMS® for – Virtually – Everyone. EKA Omni-TMS ® is the cloud-based SaaS freight Eco-System designed to transform the $800-billion transportation and logistics industry.  It empowers small and medium size broker, carrier and shipper businesses to operate from quote-to-cash with affordable and best-in-class digital tools, enabling the higher performance demanded in tomorrow’s supply chain.  With real-time information, EKA Omni-TMS® enables brokers, carriers and shippers to provide visibility and appropriate transparency, as they fluidly trade across an expanding and verified network with key, trusted partners including support vendors in their safe, secure business neighborhood. Take your business to the next level by visiting our website www.go-eka.com and requesting a product demo and a consult with an experienced EKA sales person.