This quarter there have been improvements to the Simacan platform. Below you can read what's new.


Preparing for feature development after the holidays.


⏰Realisation data added to Vehicle view

In addition to planned trips, you can now also see realized times in the Vehicles view. This provides insight into delays of journeys in the past and their impact on subsequent journeys.

Tagging actors in the chat

When using the chat functionality at the ride-detail level you could previously only send messages to: @Shipper, @Carrier and @Chauffeur. From now on you can also tag the parties involved in the ride by selecting @OrganizationName. This makes it clearer who is sending a message and who is receiving it. Since this update, Carriers can also chat with parties to which they have issued a Satellite view.

⚠️Location capacity alerts

A known problem in transport is that too many vehicles arrive at a location at the same time. For example, a downtown store has space to unload one vehicle at a time. But two (or more) are coming at once. This causes waiting times for drivers, problems for other traffic or even unsafe situations. That is why it is now possible to enter a 'capacity' at a location. We can then add a corresponding extra column in the journey list. This column shows an alert when the expected arrival times of vehicles exceed such a capacity.

Note: This only looks at vehicles that are known in your Control Tower. It is therefore possible that a vehicle from another supplier arrives at a location at the same time and you have not received a warning.

Shareable Control Tower URLs

Control Tower users can now easily share Control Tower URLs with other users, even if they are working in a different environment. This makes collaboration easier.

Other updates

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Improved login page

Wednesday 14 September 2022 a version our software will be deployed, including an improvement of the Simacan login page. The styling is brought in line with the rest of the applications and a company logo indicates to which environment the user will log in. Due to this change, buttons on some devices may be aligned differently on the screen than before.

Please note: if the user has a small screen and/or a low resolution, the SSO option at the bottom of the screen may not always be visible and the user may have to scroll to click on it!

Below are two examples of the new version of the screen. Please note that the Simacan logo you see there will be replaced by the logo of the company that owns the workspace.

Depending on the ICT setup of your company and your personal device (like your preferred language) small variations are possible, therefore two different examples:


The biggest differences between the examples are caused by the way your organisation handles password management, for example the 'remember me' button, integration with a password management system, and/or single sign on options such as 'sign in with google'.

For comparison, below an example of the old design of the login page:

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