Will disparate applications ever talk to each other?
Quickbooks cloud applications are evolving to the point that accounting functions will be able to do simple things like provide copies of old invoices to the sales department, or updating the parts and quantities and weights and densities and class of freight on Bills of Ladings back to Quickbooks.
Some businesses have a disconnected bunch of software applications, and a high cost of rekeying information to operate multiple systems. Other businesses have invested in programming their ‘roll you own’ systems and enjoy better data and lower costs of labor in menial drudgery.
Enter Salesforce, a combination of standard CRM (Customer Relationship Management) functions and programming in Java. Not only do you get the opportunity to customize applications in Java, with enough effort you may be able to migrate complex business logic written in a standard programming language to a more cost effective and integrated platform.
But for functions like DOT Hours of Service, GPS tracking of trucks, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports and Human Capital Management issues relating to the management of employees with Commercial Drivers Licenses and the requisite Human Resources challenges, perhaps there is an application that can be bolted on to the side of existing systems.