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A2B Directʼs journey
from an MVP to Robust Logistics Marketplace

Monosoft collaborated with A2B Direct to evolve their solution from an MVP to a robust logistics marketplace, processing over 5,000 shipments per month. By conducting a thorough business analysis, adding new key features, and redesigning the platform architecture, we expanded the product from an early stage to a comprehensive platform that automates the broadest range of logistics challenges.
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A2B Direct`s journey from an MVP to Robust Logistics Marketplace

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Client profile


ClientA2B Direct – Logistics B2B Marketplace
IndustryLogistics and Transportation
About clientA2B Direct is a prominent B2B load board in the logistics and transportation sector, directly connecting cargo owners and carriers. A2B Direct also offers a white-label solution which is used by dozens of logistics companies as an internal tool to control operations, optimize costs and improve business efficiency
Challenge Background

Challenge

Capturing Huge Market with Diverse Shipments Options

Capturing Huge Market
with Diverse Shipments Options

The logistics market has a huge number of players, each wielding unique preferences and strategies in the cargo shipment business - English Auction, LTL, cargo tracking, fleet management etc.
High-level of logistics expertise needed

High-level
of logistics expertise needed

A considerable effort had to be invested by business analysts to comprehend the comprehensive scope of required features, ensuring a balance between technical specifications and practical logistics needs.
Big Data Algorithms

Big Data Algorithms

Route optimization, accurate price prediction and seamless integration of these features presented a major tech challenge. Additionally, suggesting carriers more profitable route-order chains through extensive analysis of past transportation data required a robust algorithmic approach, considering more factors than a human can comprehend.
Integration Complexity

Integration Complexity

Overcoming the intricacies of integrating various third-party service providers, such as insurance and cargo tracking integrations, posed a significant challenge.

Components

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For Clients

Order creation and management supporting immense variety of shipment options and special requirements. Also, clients could create and manage profiles of their companies for automatic generation of legal documents needed for transportation. Additionally, access to real-time GPS tracking of existing shipments is provided.

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For Carriers

Detailed and user-friendly system of order management which includes innovative bidding mechanics, allowing seamless participation in the trading processes. The platform also provides detailed route and location access information after the deal is set. Additionally, real-time monitoring of their vehicle fleet, and efficient management of fuel cards.

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Back office

A pricing control and oversight, custom rule management, including tariffs and Service Level Agreements (SLA), tracking and accompaniment for issues resolution, approval and management of transporting organizations on the load board

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For Drivers

A mobile application for drivers to manage their trips and receive notifications about new orders. The app also provides access to the navigation system, which helps drivers to find the best routes and avoid traffic jams.

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Custom Order Creation System

  • Specific transport rules, allowing users to define the type of cargo, bodywork, and any special requirements, ensuring accurate and tailored transportation.
  • Real-time address validation, preventing potential errors and ensuring accuracy in shipment details.
  • Detailed cargo information, including name, measurement units, quantity and dimensions, facilitating accurate calculations for transportation planning.
  • Transparent overview of the total cost of the shipment, considering various factors such as cargo details, volume, and weight.
  • Real-time Pricing Estimates.
  • Real-time route planning feature, offering users the ability to specify dates, times, and any restrictions related to loading or unloading. Users can visualize route plans through a schematic representation, enhancing clarity in logistics planning.
Custom Order Creation System

English Auction

An innovative bidding system allowing users to competitively bid on shipping contracts. This feature fosters cost-effective solutions by encouraging carriers to submit competitive offers.

English Auction
LTL

LTL

Less Than Truckload (LTL) feature optimizes the transportation of smaller shipments, allowing businesses to efficiently utilize truck space. Itʼs a cost-effective solution for shipments that donʼt require a full truck.

Robust Pricing Engine

Vast amounts of informations were gathered and used them in combination with various multipliers to create sophisticated algorithms for pricing based on tariffs, time & season, popularity of the route, and the likelihood of a return route order.

Robust Pricing Engine

Advanced Cargo Tracking

Integrations with 15+ GPS sensors providers, an online fleet tracking on map system

Advanced Cargo Tracking

Cargo Insurance

Option to add customisable insurance coverage for transported goods through third-party insurance providers.

Fleet Management

Monitoring of the fleetʼs condition and timely fixing and maintenance

Custom SKU Directory

Clients have the option to import their unique cargo specifications, which can be easily selected later when creating a shipment request. This streamlines the order creation withautomatically set crucial parameters like weight and volume, making it faster and more accurate.

Key Features

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Custom Order Creation System
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  • Specific transport rules, allowing users to define the type of cargo, bodywork, and any special requirements, ensuring accurate and tailored transportation.
  • Real-time address validation, preventing potential errors and ensuring accuracy in shipment details.
  • Detailed cargo information, including name, measurement units, quantity and dimensions, facilitating accurate calculations for transportation planning.
  • Transparent overview of the total cost of the shipment, considering various factors such as cargo details, volume, and weight.
  • Real-time Pricing Estimates.
  • Real-time route planning feature, offering users the ability to specify dates, times, and any restrictions related to loading or unloading. Users can visualize route plans through a schematic representation, enhancing clarity in logistics planning.
Custom Order Creation System
English Auction
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An innovative bidding system allowing users to competitively bid on shipping contracts. This feature fosters cost-effective solutions by encouraging carriers to submit competitive offers.

English Auction
LTL
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Less Than Truckload (LTL) feature optimizes the transportation of smaller shipments, allowing businesses to efficiently utilize truck space. Itʼs a cost-effective solution for shipments that donʼt require a full truck.

LTL
Robust Pricing Engine
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Vast amounts of informations were gathered and used them in combination with various multipliers to create sophisticated algorithms for pricing based on tariffs, time & season, popularity of the route, and the likelihood of a return route order.

Robust Pricing Engine
Advanced Cargo Tracking
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integrations with 15+ GPS sensors providers, an online fleet tracking on map system

Advanced Cargo Tracking
Legal Document Generation
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Automatic creation of various legal documents required for successful logistics, including barcodes and QR encodings.

Cargo Insurance
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Option to add customisable insurance coverage for transported goods through third-party insurance providers.

Fleet Management
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Monitoring of the fleetʼs condition and timely and maintenance

Custom SKU Directory
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Clients have the option to import their unique cargo specifications, which can be easily selected later when creating a shipment request. This streamlines the order creation with automatically set crucial parameters like weight volume, making it faster and more accurate.

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IntegrationsIntegrations

Automated due diligence service

Automated due diligence service

Collects data about business entities and helps to comprehensively assess the partyʼs risks to ensure that only responsible and reputable companies are represented on the platform

Accounting software

Accounting software

Order processing and invoicing, financial data management

Google Maps Routes API

Google Maps Routes API

Helps to find the ideal route from A to Z, calculates ETAs and distances for matrices of origin and destination locations.

GPS tracking

GPS tracking

Allows constant monitoring of the cargoʼs location during transit, ensuring visibility and transparency in the shipment process.

IntegrationsArchitecture Migration

Initial platformʼs architecture was unscalable and due to the rapid increase in the backend load, load boardʼs maintenance was becoming an issue.

Monosoft proposed to transition from monolith to microservice architecture that would allow the segmentation of features on the platform while maintaining high development speed, reducing regression time and minimizing downtime for users.

In addition, services within the system communicate seamlessly through a message bus. To enhance system monitoring, detailed logging and query tracing mechanisms have been implemented. This data is systematically analyzed to identify anomalies, enabling prompt responses to any malfunctions that may arise.

ArchitectureArchitecture

IntegrationsPublic REST API

We created a special external REST API to easily connect clients with A2B Direct.

Shippers can create and manage orders with different shipping options and specific requirements and track their statuses in real-time.

For carriers, the API provides a list of orders, bidding functionality, status updates feature and all the necessary information for the successful goods delivery

Architecture

Results and Impact

* over the timeline of collaboration between A2B.Direct and Monosoft

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116645

Shipping orders completed

1,107,764

Tons of reight transported

108M km

Carriers registered

740+

Number of companies that carried out successful shipments

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Monosoft has an excellent ability to divide the project into very specific milestones and meet them. Theyʼve understood how to transform our ideas into reality very well.

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Peter

Head of Product - @A2B.Direct
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