Saturday, 3 March 2012

Build 34 Released

TrakIT - Build 34
Released: 2nd March 2012

Build 34 has been released and includes four new features:

1. Bulk Updates Expanded - The bulk update feature has again been expanded to incude direct copy/paste from MS-Excel instead of uploading CSV files (which users may not be comfortable with). The page can be accessed from System > Bulk Updates and contains instructions within.

2. Country Selection for Customers and Creation of New Customers - When creating or editing a work order, you can now choose the country to which the customer belongs. The auto-complete feature then works on the customers in that country. The default country is chosen as per the selected corridor. Additionally, if the customer does not exist in the database, a new customer can be created quickly using the 'Add New' link provided.

3. Events can by updated by Emails -  Users at remote locations (such as ports or depots) or on the move, who do not have access to TrakIT, can now update TrakIT by simply sending an email to a specific email address for your TrakIT installation (typically <yourcompany> The email must simply contain the full event name, followed by the container/manifest numbers on separate lines. The email is authenticated by TrakIT based on the sender's email address (which should belong to a valid TrakIT user) and the corresponding work order events are updated with the same date on which the email is received. A response email is sent back to the user within minutes indicating the work orders updated and those not updated.

Below is an example text for the email a user at the port might send to TrakIT:


The email does not require any signature and must not contain any other text. But, the subject line must begin with "TrakIT Update" (without quotes).

4. Saving of Export Filters - The selection of checkboxes in the Export page can now be saved by clicking the 'Save Filters' button. This way, the user does not need to select the fields for export every time an export is required.

The exported CSV can be opened in Excel, data can be changed and re-imported back into TrakIT via the Bulk Update feature.

For any questions or clarifications, please write to

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Build 33 Released

TrakIT - Build 33
Released: 28th February 2012

Build 33 has been released mid-week and includes three new features:

1. KPI Alerts Snooze - Alerts on work order KPIs can now be "snoozed" for one to seven days after which they become active again. To snooze an alert, simply select the number of days to snooze and then click 'Save'. When the set number of days have elapsed, the alert is activated again and emails are sent out to subscribed users again.

2. Bulk Updates for Work Order Events & Data - A large number (up to 100) of events and data in work orders can be updated in one go using a CSV file or CSV formatted data. Only the Work Order ID, the event/data code and the event date or data is required. Option of over-writing existing data is available only for Power Users and above. See System > Bulk Updates.

3. One-click Access to Work Orders - You can now open a particular work order in one click from the Operations page even if the work order doesn't appear on the first page. Simply enter the work order ID, container/manifest number or B/L number and click 'Go'. The first matching work order is opened directly. If more than one work orders match, the latest is opened directly.

For any questions or clarifications, please write to

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Build 32 Released

TrakIT - Build 32
Released: 25th February 2012

Build 32 has been released today and includes many changes and fixes. The major changes are listed below:

1. Editing the Work Order header has been completely redesigned. You can now apply each field to the shipment or work order individually. The information has also been grouped for easier access. It is possible to change the Shipment number or Customer as well.

2. The Customer & Responsible Person has fields have changed to a auto-complete texbox when editing the Work Order Header.

3. When changing the corridor or service(s) for a Work Order, you have the option to apply the change to the entire shipment. This is enabled by default.

4. Date selection modes have been added to KPI definitions. When several events are used for a KPI, it is possible to choose between the events using one of three options:First Found, Earliest & Latest.

5. A 'Remarks for Shipment' field has been added to each work order. This field automatically replicates the comments entered into all work orders belonging to the shipment.

6. On the operations page, you can now see any active alerts without opening the work order. Just click on the red alert icon.

7. When creating a new work order, the system will check if the container or manifest number is already in use on a active work order.

For any questions or clarifications, please write to

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dawn of a new Blog

TrakIT now gets it own official blog!!

All changes to TrakIT, including new features, enhancements will be displayed and explained in detail on this blog!

We hope you will find this blog as interesting as we have enjoyed making it for you.

A short and concise guide to the changes released in each version can always be seen at the TrakIT Change Log page.

Yours Sincerely,
The guys @ Bitmetric.