SMC³ Adds API

SMC³ recently unveiled a new series of web-based APIs (Application Programming Interface) for its technology platform or “hub” for third party logistics (3PL) providers, shippers and LTL carriers.

Those applications specifically include “execution” and “visibility” web-service solutions to provide event-based visibility to help streamline workflows by sending alerts when shipments require action or attention, SMC³ said.

Delivered through the secure SMC³ cloud, they offer “unrivalled speed and computing power,” the company emphasized, and when direct-to-carrier APIs are combined with analytical APIs such as SMC³’s RateWare XL and CarrierConnect XL, its technology “hub” becomes a “one-stop shop” for transportation technology needs, noted David Knight, SMC³’s chief information officer and senior vice president of product development, in a statement.

“Real-time connectivity of APIs is only the first step,” he said, noting that this latest release of APIs also added status, dispatch and imaging capabilities to the SMC³ platform.

“With both high-horsepower analytical APIs and transactional execution and visibility APIs, we can empower customers with solutions tailored to their specific transportation operating environment,” Knight noted.