Solutions

FileMaker Pro keeps Veblen Freight Engneers on the road
When people need flatbed or heavy–duty truck services in the lower 48 states, they can turn to Veblen Freight Engineers to get the job done. And Veblen uses FileMaker Pro to keep the business running.

Veblen Freight Engineers

When people need flatbed or heavy–duty truck services in the lower 48 states, they can turn to Veblen Freight Engineers to get the job done. "Veblen Freight is a small freight brokerage," says Joseph Sanders, owner of Veblen Freight. "Simply put, we arrange the transport of large heavy objects on heavy duty trucks."

Overview

  • Located in Ashland, OR

Industry

  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Small Business

Solutions

  • The Freight Management System (FMS) built in FileMaker Pro keeps track of every load, location, carrier, customer, bill and invoice

Benefits

  • Ability to change the system at will

Sanders built a Freight Management System (FMS) in FileMaker Pro to keep track of every, load, location, carrier, customer, bill and invoice. "My FileMaker Pro-based system has the same functionality as standalone software packages for the trucking industry costing upwards of $10,000. What is crazy about it is that I'm not a programmer, I'm a freight broker!" he says. "And because I built it, I can change it at will. I believe this gives us a competitive advantage."

The charts and graphs are great for me! I no longer have to export my sales data to a spreadsheet to get a visual on where I am for the month. The time I save from not having to mess with spreadsheets is a huge bonus.

— Joseph Sanders, Owner, Veblen Freight Engineers, Inc.

Because Sanders runs his business on FileMaker Pro, he's understandably excited about new functionality in new FileMaker Pro 11 software. "Quick Find is the bomb," he says. "It is often the fastest way to get where I want to go in a data set. And I've definitely seen that Quick Find allows new people to get up and running in FileMaker Pro 11 with less coaching."

He has also eagerly adopted the new charting and reporting features. "The charts and graphs are great for me! I no longer have to export my sales data to a spreadsheet to get a visual on where I am for the month," says Sanders. "The time I save from not having to mess with spreadsheets is a huge bonus."

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker, Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For Veblen Freight Engineers, Inc.:

Joseph Sanders
Owner
Veblen Freight Engineers, Inc.
Ashland, OR