In a previous blog post, we looked at the high costs of physically collecting field tickets versus the significant costs savings of digitally delivering them. Field ticket management is a major cost center on your balance sheet that can be reduced or even eliminated completely with PDS Energy’s E-Ticket Exchange. So if you haven’t done so already, be sure to see which of your haulers are already participating in the E-Ticket Exchange so you can start receiving those run tickets today and reducing your field costs.
How Run Ticket Data is Sent to the Exchange
Logistics service providers use a wide range of digital field ticketing solutions to improve operational efficiency on their side of the transaction. These may include methods of digitizing paper run tickets, but increasingly service providers use mobile field ticketing solutions that enable seamless data transfer between dispatcher and haulers in the field using their mobile devices. Unfortunately, producers inevitably receive a printed copy of the run ticket, leaving them out of the digital loop.
Because service providers maintain their own centralized run ticket data, that valuable information can easily be leveraged with the right integration. PDS Energy works on an individual basis with service providers to understand how they manage ticket data then build a data integration that pulls in run tickets directly into our cloud-based exchange.
How Run Ticket Data is Delivered to Producers
If you’ve worked with service providers in the past to directly feed their ticketing data into your own systems, you know just how brittle and expensive such one-off solutions can be. The E-Ticket Exchange eliminates the cost and need for operators to retrieve ticket data from each hauler – a many to one relationship – and provides a single source to receive run ticket data.
Start by looking at our list of 50+ haulers then let us know which ones you want data from (plus, we’ll work to get ones not on the list onto the exchange). Your run ticket data can either be e-mailed, accessed via FTP, or directly integrated into your accounting system using our API. Plus, users can access their data over the web to view field tickets with additional features for managing purchase orders and invoices.
Ready to Cut Costs by Automating Run Ticket Delivery?
Contact PDS Energy today to start receiving run ticket data from our extensive list of E-Ticket Exchange participants and even those not on our list. You can also learn more about E-Ticket Exchange here, including all the benefits and answers to common questions.