- Tech Insights
BIA Technologies (BIA Tech) has an outstanding experience in implementing IT tools and solutions for transport logistics industry and commercial vehicles. Started as an IT department of a leading transport and logistics operator in Russia, BIA Tech made a spin-off into separate IT business in 2017. And now after three years of operations BIA Tech has a growing portfolio of clients.
" BIA Tech’s unique team—including business experts in logistics and supply chain, a full software development cycle, a business mathematics division—drive the company towards great heights. "
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BIA Tech’s expertise is based on the systems and services they implemented for their “older brother” logistics operator, on the knowledge of its experts which they are able to collect, adopt and sell through IT solutions. Alongside, BIA Tech’s unique team—including business experts in logistics and supply chain, a full software development cycle, a business mathematics division—drive the company towards great heights.
Initially, BIA Tech earned its revenue through external projects and sales, serving the needs of such companies as: Gazpromneft, Gazprom Logistics, Russian Post, Uralchem and other companies less known in the international arena, but strategically important for the Russian economy. This success is ensured by the availability of finished products, which includes Tract—a first navigation system in Russia for trucks, which include specific routing for heavy- Weight transport, Cloud-base Marketplace, Traffic—freight uber, Fleet TMS—transport control system based on the Control Tower principle, Optimus—mathematical planning of transport and supply-chain operations.
One of the key product of BIA Tech is Traffic whose chief function is to connect cargo owners with carriers. This connection creates next opportunities for the cargo owners – to get access to a wide list of trusted carriers and to receive services at the most attractive prices, for the carriers – to get access to a large number of orders directly from cargo owners without brokers, and in addition to the main logistics platform, there are related products that form a single ecosystem: real-time pricing, factoring, insurance and deep price analysis.
Additionally, with the another web-based Fleet TMS product and Tract navigation system, which operates on the basis of the Control Towel principle, BIA Tech natively took the position of an innovator and supplier of a new market standard for managing commercial parks and logistics operations, due to cartography with freight signs, robotic dispatching, real-time and predictive indicators of lateness in deliveries.
According to BIA Tech, modern tracking and monitoring systems for transport operations do not provide the necessary transparency, and most importantly, interpretation of the location of the transport/cargo, relative to the transport task. BIA Tech sees the most relevant development trends in transport logistics industry to be as Control Tower (transport and logistics decision-making hub), Seamless multimodal logistics, which will take into account in one window: raw materials, production, storage, distribution, etc., according to the model of events and incidents, managing all this through automated or semi-automated tools in the form of dispatching and situational centers. They also think for the days to come, scaling the application of artificial intelligence in prediction and reacting to incidents in real-time and decision preparation, even decision making will create a big impact in the industry.
International experience show that to be competitive a business must focus on efficiency and costs. A significant role is played by a non-core business process such us logistics, internal and external, sometimes taking up to 30% production costs. It also affects the commercial success of a product in the market in a general way. All these factors speak for one thing: a successful enterprise should work with tools that make the logistics process transparent, reliable and highly efficient, all this will give a leap in efficiency in production and customer satisfaction. BIA Tech has been—in a short time—able to create an eco-system of finished products that can solve local and global problems in logistics for both kinds of customers whose logistics is a strategic important, but not core business and for transport companies who do business in logistics.
BIA-Technologies is a business integrator and developer of innovative software solutions.