Press Releases

ROAR Logistics Selects SmartBorder / Aurionpro Solution to Grow Logistics Operations

Solution will power ROAR Logistics international freight forwarding business 

BUFFALO, NY – March 14, 2017

SmartBorder, an import compliance software suite, today announced that its end-to-end logistics and compliance solution in partnership with AurionPro – has been selected by ROAR Logistics, a leading global transportation service provider. The SmartBorder / Aurionpro implementation will enable ROAR Logistics to upgrade its existing technology to a complete end-to-end logistics solution with the state-of-the-art features and customer service needed to support their growth.

ROAR Logistics chose SmartBorder / Aurionpro’s solution, a new cloud-based, fully-integrated supply chain platform, delivering in-depth US Customs compliance management, freight management, and transportation capabilities – to help their international operations streamline and improve efficiency for their logistics and compliance operations. The SmartBorder / Aurionpro deployment will facilitate real-time information exchange with complete visibility for operations and customers. It will enable the organization to greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the current international operation while providing valuable tools to its clients.

Ron Barone, Director of Technology at SmartBorder, said, “Our relationship with ROAR will help us improve our processes to develop a seamless solution between SmartBorder and Aurionpro.  With their support in this project all will benefit from the efficiencies gained.”

“After careful consideration we chose the SmartBorder / Aurionpro solution as it delivers a robust toolset to support all of our international logistics and compliance needs,” Sean Daly, Manager, International Services at ROAR Logistics, said.  “We expect this move to greatly bolster our ability to support international freight movement no matter the origin, destination or mode of transport.  We are even more excited about the increased value our customers will experience – we’ve deviated from being concerned on how to tweak the basic features that all platforms offer today and focused on finding a strong partner who could offer new possibilities for automation and increased efficiencies.  Accomplishing this while maintaining transparency for our client is a challenge, but one we’re looking forward to tackling with SmartBorder/Aurion at our side.”

About SmartBorder: Launched in 2001, the SmartBorder line of U.S. Customs compliance software was designed from the ground up to increase productivity for customs brokers, carriers, and self-directed importers. With new guidelines and regulations being implemented at an ever-increasing pace, SmartBorder has proven its adaptability by constantly offering solutions that are extremely flexible, exceedingly reliable and most importantly increase the productivity of their client’s workforce.

http://www.smartborder.com/

About Aurionpro: Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668) Aurionpro is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently. It combines core domain expertise, thought leadership in innovation, security and leverages industry leading IP to deliver tangible business results for global corporations. Employing more than 1,300 domain and technology experts across North America, Asia and Europe, Aurionpro caters to a host of clients across BFSI, Telecom and Logistics industry.

For more information, visit http://aurionpro.com/

About ROAR Logistics: ROAR Logistics is a global transportation service provider (3PL) and U.S. Customhouse Brokerage, offering an extensive portfolio of Rail, Ocean, Air, and Road services to aid our clients in the delivery of their products around the world. ROAR utilizes state-of-the-art technology to coordinate, manage and track shipments from point of origin to final destination. ROAR delivers best-in-class customer service and support with comprehensive operations in major markets throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://roarlogistics.com/

For further information, and or clarification kindly contact:
Marketing – Jennifer Henning
SmartBorder
(716) 681-5130 x78301
jhenning@smartborder.com


SmartBorder Announces Partnership with Kaizen Softworks to Develop New Web Applications

Experienced development firm will improve time to market for new functionality

BUFFALO, NY – February 8, 2017

SmartBorder, an import compliance software suite, is pleased to announce their partnership with Kaizen Softworks, a Uruguayan development firm specializing in Google’s Angular 2 development platform. SmartBorder will leverage Kaizen Softwork’s experience in web development to create new web components for their compliance software suite.

“We are excited to partner with Kaizen Softworks to use Google’s Angular 2 – one of the fastest web technologies available. It will be able to easily handle our large data entry requirements in the enterprise environment.” said Ron Barone, Director of Technology, SmartBorder.

The Angular framework allows for increased productivity, scalability, and flexibility for application development. These benefits are important in the international trade industry where new regulations are constantly being implemented. Having cutting-edge technology is a competitive advantage for SmartBorder’s customers which include customs brokers, importers, and carriers.

Accuracy of the modules is also key; as urgent shipments can be delayed or penalties issued if information is not transmitted correctly or timely to the appropriate government agencies. Using
a firm that has in-depth experience in web development will create a better platform going forward, making it easier to release new functionality with fewer bugs.

In addition to new features and increased efficiency, SmartBorder customers can look forward to more capacity to automate and customize the new application for their needs. As organizations
are increasingly moving towards software being built around their unique business, SmartBorder knows that the flexibility of this technology will be extremely beneficial to its customers.

Both firms are excited to begin working together. Agreements are in place with programming set to begin in Q1 2017.

About SmartBorder: Launched in 2001, the SmartBorder line of U.S. Customs compliance software was designed from the ground up to increase productivity for customs brokers, carriers, and self-directed importers. With new guidelines and regulations being implemented at an ever-increasing pace, SmartBorder has proven its adaptability by constantly offering solutions that are extremely flexible, exceedingly reliable and most importantly increase the productivity of their client’s workforce.

http://www.smartborder.com/

About Kaizen Softworks: We are a Tech Development Shop. Collaborative, communicative and
flexible. A self-organized team with experience working with startups and large companies. Our
lightweight process is based on the agile and lean principles. We combine state of the art clientside
technologies with a scalable cloud backend to deliver cost efficient and cross platform
products.

http://www.kzsoftworks.com/

For further information, and or clarification kindly contact:
Marketing – Jennifer Henning
SmartBorder
(716) 681-5130 x78301
jhenning@smartborder.com


SmartBorder and Aurionpro Partner to Bring a New Solution to Market

Integrated Supply Chain and Compliance Solutions Meet an Industry Need

BUFFALO, NY – January 18, 2017

SmartBorder, an import compliance software suite, is pleased to announce their partnership with Aurionpro to bring a new software solution to the international trade industry. Combining the top notch supply chain software of Aurionpro SCMProFit with the US Customs compliance specialty of SmartBorder, the new application provides an end-to-end solution for the entire supply chain.

Of this new offering, SmartBorder Director of Technology Ron Barone commented: “This partnership with Aurionpro has given us the opportunity to compete in an underserviced market.”

Customers can now have a complete supply chain and compliance software solution without compromise. This solution is designed to bring extensive value to its customers by offering:

  • A feature rich application due to the deep domain expertise of SmartBorder and AurionPro
  • Dedication of both companies to new technology and continuous software improvements
  • A single point of contact for support and training provided by experts in the supply chain and brokerage fields, such as licensed customs brokers

Programming work is well underway to launch the solution in Q1 2017. Details can be found here.

About SmartBorder: Launched in 2001, the SmartBorder line of U.S. Customs compliance software was designed from the ground up to increase productivity for customs brokers, carriers, and self-directed importers. With new guidelines and regulations being implemented at an ever-increasing pace, SmartBorder has proven its adaptability by constantly offering solutions that are extremely flexible, exceedingly reliable and most importantly increase the productivity of their client’s workforce.

http://www.smartborder.com/

About Aurionpro: Aurionpro is a technology products and solutions provider that helps enterprises securely and efficiently accelerate digital innovation. Aurionpro provides industry based solutions for Banking, Payments, Supply chain & Logistics, Government, etc. Aurionpro has more than 21+ office across Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East Africa, US. It is a public listed company in India and helps customers maximize revenue, intensify loyalties and enhance efficiencies. Aurionpro’s US headquarters is located in San Ramon.

http://www.aurionpro.com/

For further information, and or clarification kindly contact:
Marketing – Jennifer Henning
SmartBorder
(716) 681-5130 x78301
jhenning@smartborder.com


Check Out the Benefits of Filing ACE Entries in SmartBorder

Stay ahead of the curve

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You can file formal (type 01), consumption (type 11), and Anti-Dumping Countervailing Duty (type 03) entries through ACE. The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the commercial trade processing system being developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to facilitate trade while strengthening border security. ACE will eventually replace the current import processing system for CBP, the Automated Commercial System (ACS). More filers are electing to transition to ACE as CBP provides more benefits to the trade for choosing ACE over ACS for their entry filing.

Now SmartBorder allows you to file your entries through the current ACS system or the new ACE system. The benefits of filing ACE via SmartBorder include:

Now SmartBorder allows you to file your entries through the current ACS system or the new ACE system. The benefits of filing ACE via SmartBorder include:

  • File RLF for ADD/CVD (type 03) entries – no longer need to use an outport broker
  • Electronic filing of census override – eliminates the paper filing
  • Save time by filing post summary corrections online with the entry

CBP is continuously updating the ACE program and you can count on SmartBorder to offer you these new updates. You receive an updated version of SmartBorder everytime you login, there is no separate download required.

Begin filing ACE entry summaries now to take advantage of benefits and new capabilities only available to ACE filers. For more information on filing your ACE entries through SmartBorder, contact us today.


Don’t Get Stuck at the Border – File Your ACI eManifest

SmartBorder’s SaaS-based application allows you to handle the additional workload of meeting the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) stringent new requirements with minimal need for additional resources or significant expenditure. Backed by our industry-leading training and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, carriers and brokers across North America can rely on SmartBorder eManifest to adapt to these new obligations quickly and without stress.

CBSA has postponed the mandatory eManifest filing for trucks entering Canada from the USA filing date to Fall 2013. At that point non-compliant carriers could be subject to penalties.

There is paperwork that CBSA needs and there is currently a four-week processing time at CBSA.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Contact us today to get signed up. Download the ACI eManifest product sheet.

Call 1-800-572-2734 or e-mail us here.


SmartBorder ISF

Find out how SmartBorder’s ISF solution can help your company get up and running quickly with CBP’s new Importer Security Filing (ISF) program for ocean shipments. Find out more.


SmartBorder Gains ACE Entry Summary Certification

SmartBorder has successfully completed the required ACE Entry Summary certification with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

We are working with customers that have enrolled in the ACE Entry Summary pilot testing program to begin filing their entry types 01 (Consumption) and 11 (Informal) Customs entries through ACE. This collaboration will allow SmartBorder customers to experience the new features ACE has to offer, while providing SmartBorder the business process insight to ensure that customers will see a smooth transition from ABI to ACE processing when it becomes mandatory.


SmartBorder Eases the Burden of Lacey Act

With a second release of Lacey Act enhancements, SmartBorder is providing additional features to allow customers to better manage their Lacey Act filings. Data defaults, validation settings and color coded fields prevents errors and cuts down on data entry. SmartBorder’s Support Center is also updated with several articles to help customers understand the current Lacey Act requirements and what to expect in the coming months.