Provided and maintained by Varsity, the IBS Interface seamlessly exchanges shipment and order data between IBS Application SoftWare® (ASW) and Varsity’s ShipSoft™ and ShipPack™. Seamless Order Management and Shipping By tightly integrating IBS with ShipSoft and ShipPack, Varsity’s IBS Interface enables seamless order processing from order entry through delivery. Shipment and order information is shared across the organization enabling:
♦ Rate shopping, selection of shipping options, and quotation of shipping rates at order entry
♦ Instant visibility to shipment status and simplified requests for proof of delivery
♦ Accurate shipping costs for invoicing and analysis
Varsity’s IBS Interface uses flexible exit points and an externally described parameter list, or PList, to map data elements from IBS into ShipSoft (or ShipPack) and to return the results back to IBS. The primary IBS files used for the interface are USOFRTO and USOFRTI. Varsity pulls required shipment data such as the pick number, quantity, and ship-to address directly from the IBS database. It then passes back shipping details including the tracking number, package ID, weight, and freight charges which can be used to update any file in IBS.