When you need a customized
PC rating system, look to Middlewest for a state-of-the-art
solution. Our customized Windows rating systems provide just
about every asked-for feature available including:
(Std) = Standard feature
- Your company logo on
splash screens, rating & speed sheet modules (Std)
- Special Service charges
- Transit times &
- Bill of Lading (Std)
- ASCII data file exports
- Geographical service
area maps (Opt)
- On-line rules tariff
- Density calculator (Std)
- Currency exchange (Std)
- ZIP Code lookup (Std)
- Links to your Web Site
(Opt) = Optional feature
Middlewest customized PC rating systems are the
ideal solution for getting your rates into your customer's hands. We
start by building your rate structure, which may include:
Each of these are built to your exact specifications to provide the rate
structure you need in a competitive environment.
- 3 or 5 digit ZIP Code
nationwide or regional rating
- Lane adjustments
- 5 digit ZIP Code
- Directional adjustments
The rating screen is clean and easy to
read. Discounts, class exceptions and other user preferences
can easily be preset and maintained. All input needed to rate
a U.S. shipment can be entered using the 10-key pad on a keyboard.
The toolbar provides access to other modules.
ZIP Code Finder
If you have trouble remembering U.S. ZIP Codes for certain cities, you will appreciate the ZIP Code finder which allows you to quickly find ZIP Codes for over 60,000 cities in the U.S.
The Exclusive Profile Editor allows users
to easily manage discounts, class exceptions, and ZIP/Postal Code information
for an unlimited number of accounts or locations.
Save rated shipment information
Shipment rating information can be saved
for every shipment automatically, or manually for certain shipments.
A variety of options allow you to create a shipment data file in
the format you want.
Easily create simple one-section and compact
paper-saving two-section ZIP Code rate sheets. User input information
(ZIP Codes, discounts, page headings, etc.) can be saved to a file for
future use. Use the Speed Sheet module to export single origin ASCII
fixed length, delimited and print format files.
Bill of Lading
Shippers can easily create a bill of lading
detailing shipper, consignee and billing information, and commodities being
shipped. An unlimited number of shipper and consignee address and
related commodity description lists may be entered and saved.
A number of optional
features are available with our custom built systems. Each feature
is carefully integrated to work seamlessly with the other modules in the
system. The following is a short description of the most common optional
A variety of Special
Service (a.k.a. accessorial) charges can be included in custom built
rating systems. Charges can be individually selected and added to
the total line-haul shipment charges. A short description of each
charge is included.
A data file of your
direct service points can be included so points display as direct or joint
line when rating. This also allows different discounts to be set
for direct and joint line shipments.
Service area maps can
display graphically your area of operation. Terminal locations can
be shown along with address and contact information. Maps can be
color-coded to display partner territories.
You can have your
complete, or partial rules tariff on-line to contain the details of your
service standards and when additional charges may apply. This is
a convenient method to distribute the conditions of your service with your
rates and helps eliminate complaints from your customers when an additional
charge is billed for a service.
The finished product
After building and careful testing, the rating system is ready for
production. We provide professional CD duplication for
every system we produce, complete with customized labeling and packaging,
ready for distribution. Versions are also avaliable for downloading
from our ftp site which speeds the delivery to your customers and lowers
the distribution cost.
Other rating system related products
Computer data for your customized rating system
is available on CD-ROM or by downloading.
The data comes in an easy to use format with
Middlewest Accu-Link Rating System
Middlewest Accu-Link is a server-based rating engine and rate database designed to integrate
with other systems operating on any computing platform or program language.
Key, a batch rating system, can be used to rate an entire file of
shipment information in seconds. Some carriers integrate it
with an existing system (such as a billing system) to perform the
rating function. You can also use Master Key to re-rate a
shipment using a different rate scale.
MWB Web Rater
The Middlewest Web Rater is the perfect solution for those instances
when the rates need to be available to many customers. Updates are immediately
available avoiding delays and costs of physical distribution of CDs.