Friedman Frontier ERP Integration for Shipping

Provided and maintained by Varsity, the Friedman Frontier® ERP integration interface seamlessly exchanges shipment and order data between Frontier ERP and Varsity Logistics shipping software.

Seamless Order Management and Shipping

By tightly integrating Varsity ShipSoft with Friedman Frontier ERP on the IBMi (power, as400), the Friedman Frontier interface enables seamless order processing from order entry through delivery. Shipment and order information is shared across the organization enabling:

  • Rate shopping, selection of shipping options, and quotation of shipping rates at order entry
  • Instant visibility to shipment status and simplified requests for proof of delivery
  • Accurate shipping costs for invoicing and analysis

Adaptable Technology

The Friedman Frontier interface uses order header and detail files to lead the front-end selection screen that initiates and drives the shipping process and file updates. The primary Friedman Frontier files used for the interface are OHP, O2P, O4P, and O6P. Varsity pulls required shipment data such as the pick number, quantity, and ship-to address directly from the Friedman Frontier database, processes the shipments, and updates the Friedman Frontier database with shipping details including tracking number, package ID, weight, and freight charges. Designed for flexibility, this data exchange method can be tailored to support virtually any supply chain process.

The Friedman Frontier interface allows “invisible” processing of orders, without requiring additional user input of screens, or by “visible’ mode, where Varsity screens are populated with Friedman Frontier data and displayed to allow the shipper to modify/confirm the shipping details prior to processing the shipment with Varsity solutions.

The Varsity and Frontier systems both reside on the System i platform, resulting in superior speed, throughput, and reliability.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

Varsity works directly with Friedman to maintain compliance with the latest versions of Friedman Frontier. By working together, Friedman Corporation and Varsity Logistics ensure their joint customers have reliable integration today, as well as support for future enhancements.

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