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Case Study: Clarke Transport Migrates to jBASE


Summary

At the heart of Clarke Transport's UK business is a powerful transportation management system written in Pick BASIC. Leveraging the power of the MultiValue data model, the company, based in Birmingham, has continually modified and enhanced its application over the course of 30 years. The result is a feature-rich application with a modern interface. However, after hiring a series of new developers, Clarke Transport decided to embrace jBASE for its native Windows capabilities, which makes it easier for programmers without MultiValue knowledge to master the environment.

Tell me about Clarke Transport. What is it that you do?

Jason: Clarke Transport is a regional provider of delivery, warehousing, and transportation solutions. We specialize in transporting hazardous freight, such as chemicals and paint. We're a family-run organization, founded in 1933 as the first direct road service between the industrial Midlands and Scotland. We employ over five hundred people across seven sites in the UK.

How do you use jBASE today?

Gareth: jBASE is absolutely at the core of everything we do at Clarke. Our transport management system pretty much runs our entire business. All our jobs, consignments, routing, scanning, and invoicing is handled through that system, which now runs on jBASE. We also have external websites that connect to jBASE so our customers can enter jobs themselves. Without our transport management system, we wouldn't have a business.

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