RSInet Internal Release Announcements Archive

Previous Enhancements and Bug Fixes for RSInet (Internal)

Title RSInet Section(s) Description Go Live Date Release Version
Days en Route Functionality Restored Reports

We have restored the Days En Route functionality in RSInet. Performance Issues related to this feature have been resolved. There is no change in the way it works or data you should see. Changes were to how the data was stored.

Note: Days en Route calculates the days between the Ship/Release Date (* / W) and ‘Todays’ dates. Count stopped when cars are showing current sighting as Actually Placed (Z)

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Transit Detail Enhancements Reports

Added “Loaded CP Date” output column to the Transit Detail report. This provides the Loaded Constructive Placement Date of related Shipment

Updated “Placed Date” Output column in the Transit Detail report to be called “Loaded AP Date” to avoid confusion with the newly added Loaded CP Date field noted above. This contains the Loaded Actual Placement Date of related Shipment

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Pipeline Report Enhancements Reports

Cleaned up some blank output columns and rows that contained no data in the Excel output file type

Added Filters for Origin State, Destination State, Origin Country, Destination Country, Product Group, Location Group, L/E, Pipeline Status & Display Type

Notes:

  • Pipeline Status is related to the data shown in the Status output of the Pipeline Report
  • Display Type provides users and option on how the Pipeline report displays data:
    • Detailed and Summary: Show all line items for each active shipment AND also a summary based on Pipeline Status and Total number of moves at the end of the report
    • Detail Only: Show only the line items for each active shipment
    • Summary Only: Shows only the summary based on Pipeline Status and Total number of moves

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Currency Dropdown Enhancement Accounting

Updated the Currency field to be a dropdown on the New Freight Bill page and on the Edit/View Associated Bill Information action page. This contains the standard options of “USD” , CAD” and “MXN” to match to the associated country’s currency.

The Currency filter in View Freight Bill page was also updated to be a dropdown with the same options.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Rate Contact Enhancement Contacts Added Filters and optional Outputs to the View Rate Contacts page related to Creating and Modifying related contacts. Fields and Outputs added:

  • Creator Name
  • Created Date
  • Modifier Name
  • Modifier Date

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Updated Closed Date Logic Shipments

Updated the logic that applies the “Close Date” for Empty Shipments to be more accurate. Previously the Closed Date on an Empty Shipment in RSInet was set by the Sighting Date of the First Loaded CLM Sighting (any sighting code). Going forward the Closed Date on an Empty Shipment in RSInet will be set by the First Empty Y or Z sighting code after the Ship Date.

This aligns with the logic that applies the Close Date for Loaded Shipments: set by the First Loaded Y or Z sighting code after the Ship Date.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Net Tons Bug Fix Rates

Fixed a bug in the View Pattern Rates page that was converting Net Ton rates to Per Car rates incorrectly. The process was using the wrong conversion value for Tons by dropping values after the decimal. This also caused the Total Rate + Fuel value to also be incorrect. Going Forward the Process will correctly use the entire conversion value to display Net Ton rates with a Per Car rate on View Pattern Rates page.

Example: Per Ton Rate has condition of 97.5 Tons minimum, but the system was only using 97 tons to convert to per car rate, so the value was off by a half ton.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
EW Date Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug that was causing the same EW Date to be applied to different shipments for the same Equipment. The erroneous dates were outside of the Shipped and Placed dates range for the related trip and were not valid for that related trip. Going forward the EW Date output will be restricted to display only the first Empty Release (EW) sighting date within the Trip – between the Shipped and Placed sighting dates.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Fleets Name Validation Fleets

Added validation to the Manage Fleets page to prevent saving a fleet with a blank name. Going forward this validation will prevent saving a blank name to a fleet and force you to enter a valid name for the fleet prior to saving

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Grouped by Bug Fix Reports

Fixed a bug that was causing the “Group By” option to revert to the default of “Destination City” when editing a Saved Report created from the Group Trace Report page. Going forward the Group By option should store your selection when editing a Saved Report created from the Group Trace Report page.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
FSC Code Bug Fix Rates

Fixed a bug that removed the “No Fuel Surcharge Code” option from the Fuel Surcharge Code dropdown when an error occurred saving a Rate. Going forward the “No Fuel Surcharge Code” option will be retained in the Fuel Surcharge Code dropdown when an error occurs on New or Edit rate pages.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
FB Summary Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug that was causing Freight Bills from a specific carrier to be displayed under other carrier groupings in the FB Summary Tab. Going forward the Freight Bills will be displayed only under related carrier grouping. This was generally limited to Rule 11 shipments where 2 carriers would invoice for their own portions of the trip.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Import FB Tool Bug Fix Accounting

Fixed a bug where the Import Invoice/Bill feature on New Freight Bill page was pulling the rate values from wrong place on FXE Freight Bills run through the tool. Going forward it will correctly pull rate data and apply value with correct Charge Types in New Freight Bill page.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Sales Order Status Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug where the Status output was showing True and False as reporting options. Going forward the Status output options on Ship Sales Order page will be Active and Inactive.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Auto-Open CS Log Bug Fix RSI Admin

Fixed a bug that was clearing out the Client Level Auto-Open Service Log Checkboxes on the Client pages if the Client was edited and saved. Going forward the Client Level Auto-Open Service Log Checkboxes on the Client pages will be retained when Client is edited and saved.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Edit Rate Details Bug Fix Rates

Fixed a bug where users got a generic error when attempting to edit a Rate Detail. Going forward this error should not occur.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
New Lease Bug Fix Leases

Fixed a bug that was automatically adding a File in the Attachment/File feature in the New Lease page for some clients. This was preventing a save because the Lease has to be created before a file can be attached. Going forward the New Lease page will NOT have the File feature. Still be available on the Edit Lease page.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Maintenance Invoice Process Enhancements Maintenance

We have added some features to the UI and also made some logic tweaks on how the data is handled and pushed for the Maintenance Invoice Process

User Interface Additions:

  • Added Output for “Difference” to the View Maintenance Invoice page. This is a calculated field showing the difference in value between the Invoice Total and the Shop Detail Total. When Difference is $0 then Maintenance Invoice is Approved

 

  • Added the “Files” Output to the View Maintenance Detail page. This will allow you to access the same Files attached to the Shop Detail under Maintenance Logs. You can also Add, Edit and Remove files from this page once the paperclip icon is clicked in the “File” Output

 

  • Added “Invoice Total” field to Shop Detail form accessed via Maintenance Logs. This field will automatically apply the Invoice Total value from a related Shop Detail that has the same Invoice Number and Shop Name.

 

  • Added “Invoice Total” output to the View Maintenance Detail page. This displays the Invoice Total value applied to related Shop Detail.

Logic Changes to help Push Data and Reduce places users have to update:

User will no longer be required to Create a New Maintenance Invoice to apply the Invoice Total. We have added “Invoice Total” field to the Shop Detail with logic that will Apply that same Invoice Total to other related Shop Details (with same Shop Party and Invoice Number).

This will also automatically create a new Maintenance Invoice and Apply the necessary data to itincluding the Invoice Total – if a Maintenance Invoice doesn’t already exist. If one exists then it will update the existing Maintenance Invoice based on Shop Detail updates. The Maintenance Invoice data is still editable but is no longer requiring user intervention.

No changes to the process that pushing data to Epicor, Accounting processes or other related Equipment Maintenance Processes

Required Fields to Create New Maintenance Invoice are:

  • Invoice Number field has value
  • Invoice Total field has value
  • Shop Party is selected
  • No existing Maintenance Invoice Exists.

 

11/15/2019 19.7
Diversion Page Form Update Diversions A few minor changes have been made to the Diversion pages (New, Edit and View):

  • Product dropdown menu will now display the “Product Code” after the “Product Name”.
    • The Product code a value assigned to a product for internal RSInet use.

 

  • Removed Carrier Contact fields from “Railroad Info” section:
    • Diversion Email Address
    • Diversion Fax Number
    • Contact Information Button
    • Do Not Send Checkbox

These are not needed on diversion entry form as the RSI team will determine the best contact means for each Diversion Request 

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Outage Table Updates Equipment

Links to Outage Table lookup tools at Equipment Owner websites have been updated in RSInet. We have addressed Missing and Broken links along with updated link names. These are found on the “View Outage Table” page and at the bottom of View/Edit pages for an individual railcar

Outage Tables are also known as Innage Tables, Strapping Charts or Gauge tables 

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Ship Sales Order “Legend” bug fix Shipments

Fixed a bug on the Ship Sales Order page where the “Legend” data was hidden off-screen. Going forward all Sales Order “Legend” data should be visible.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
ETA Uniformity Enhancement Reports

We have addressed occasional ETA Discrepancies across RSInet. Logic has been unified on the pages/tools below. Under nearly all circumstances the ETA should match.

ETA should be the same on:

  • “Sightings Between” search
  • “Most Recent Sightings” search
  • “Last Sightings” box
    • Appears at the top of the “Most Recent Sightings” page/popup and summarizes the most recent sighting info

Remaining ETA Discrepancies: 

  • The Trace Report pages do NOT display ETAs in the past, while the pages/tools noted above will
    • So there will be times the Trace Report ETA will NOT match the Searches ETA
  • Also the ETA Mask feature is NOT applied on all searches
    • So if an equipment has been masked with ETA data there may be discrepancies

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Rate Freight Terms Enhancement Rates

Added “Freight Terms” dropdown to New, Edit and View Rate pages in RSInet. You are required to make a selection from the options of Rule 11, Prepaid, Collect and NR (non-revenue). This is a reporting field and currently does not drive any further logic in RSInet.

A Filter and optional Output for “Freight Terms” have been added to the View Rates page for reporting purposes. Filter contains same options in a dropdown menu.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Reporting Enhancements Multiple

Added multiple reporting features across multiple pages of RSInet:

 

  • “Est Transit Days” Output and Filter added to View Pattern Rates page
    • Optional output displays the value applied to the Est Transit Days field on the related pattern.

 

  • “Date Sent To Shop” Output and Filter added to View Maintenance Logs page
    • Optional output displays the value applied to the Date Sent To Shop field on related Shop Detail

 

  • “Lease Rate” Output and Filter added to View Equipment page
    • Optional output displays the value applied to the Lease Rate field in Lease related to Equipment

 

  • “Fleet Path” added as an option in Grouping dropdown (filters) in Grouped Trace Report
    • This will group equipment based on related Fleet Path

 

Note that “Est Transit Days” value is manually set on the pattern but can be automatically audited and updated based on historical transit data.

8/14/2019 19.6
Temp/Customer Car Drop Code Enhancement Equipment

Enhanced Temp Car Drop Code feature allows more fine grain control over when your TEMP cars (Ownership Type = Customer) will be automatically dropped (inactivated) in RSInet and stop receiving CLM Sightings.

TEMP cars are sometimes used in RSInet when equipment that you do NOT own or lease is being used for a shipment you are monitoring. NOTE: This feature can only be set by RSI Employees so please contact your Rep or Manager for further details and suggested settings for your needs. Details provided below are informational and only provided to aid in planning your drop rules

 

There are separate Rule Settings based on L/E status of Current movement of Equipment

  • “Loaded Temp/Customer Car Rules” are used for dropping equipment currently moving as a Load
  • “Empty Temp/Customer Car Rules” are used for dropping equipment currently moving as an Empty
  • Rule Settings are independent of each other and you can set just Loaded, just Empty, Both or Neither

Under each Rule Setting there are options for both the CLM L/E status and the Sightings (SC) you want to use to automatically Inactivate the TEMP Equipment

  • Select CLM L/E Status used to Drop:
    • Select “Loaded” if you want a Loaded (L) CLM to Drop the TEMP Car
    • Select “Empty” if you want a Empty (E) CLM to Drop the TEMP Car
    • You can only select one L/E setting for each Rule
  • Select Sighting (SC) used to Drop:
    • Select the checkbox(es) for the CLM Sighting Codes you want to Drop The TEMP Car
    • SC options are: *, A, D, J, P, R, S, W, X, Y, Z
    • You may select multiple SC options for each rule

Logic: The Drop Code logic combines the CLM L/E selection with the CLM Sighting selection(s) to create a rule that will automatically Drop TEMP equipment when a CLM is received for that equipment that matches the L/E and Sighting settings. This is done for both the Loaded and Empty Rule settings separately.

 

Example: if you want to Drop TEMP Loaded Cars after they have received an Empty Release (W) sighting or Empty Pull (X) sighting then

  • Use the Loaded Temp/Customer Car Rules
    • Select Empty from the CLM L/E dropdown
    • Select the “W” and “X” checkboxes and save.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Origin/Destination Station bug fix Patterns

Fixed a bug where the Origin Station & Destination Station info on a pattern was being wiped when pattern was saved with Inactive status. When updating the status to Active the Pattern would be missing the Station info and would hit validation preventing the save. Going forward the Origin Station & Destination Station info will be retained when pattern changed to both Active and Inactive status.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Freight Bill Page bug fixes Accounting Fixed a variety of bugs in the Accounting section:

  • Fixed a bug that was allowing “Approval” (OK to Pay status) without a Ship ID being assigned to Freight Bill. Going forward the system will PREVENT Approval without a Shipment ID

 

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the status from being changed if current status is “OK to Pay (Exported)”. Going forward the system will ALLOW change from OK to Pay (Exported) status to any other status.

 

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing updates to the “Assigned To” field if Status was “OK to Pay”. Going forward the system will ALLOW changes to the Assigned To field if status is OK to Pay

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Sales Order Filter bug fix Shipments

Fixed a bug where Saved Reports generated from the Ship Sales Order page were not retaining the original Outputs and Order set on Saved Report when Edited. Basically if you edited a Saved Report from the Sales Order page the Outputs would revert to page default. Going forward the system will retain the original Report Outputs and Order set to Saved Report while editing, which will prevent the outputs reverted back to page default.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
New User Email bug fix RSI Admin

fixed a bug that was displaying the Trinity Portal URL on New User emails (sent to user to set password). Sending user to the Trinity Portal prevented proper Password settings from being saved. Going forward emails for new Trinity Portal users will have the RSInet URL for applying Password settings

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Report Schedule bug fix Reports

Fixed a bug where multiple Report Schedules were being created for a single Saved Report and users could NOT see all Report Schedule data. This happened when a user that was NOT the Report Owner added a Report Schedule. Since they were NOT editing the original schedule set by the Report Owner it was generating a new Report Schedule that only this user could see (not the owner or anyone else).

Going forward only the Report Owner will be able to set the Report Schedule. This will force an edit to the only Report Schedule saved, preventing users from creating multiple Report Schedules

Note that we are not going to compile or merge existing duplicate Report Schedules and this will be applied going forward only.

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Client Analysis Report Enhancement Reports

Added a “Shipments Empty Revenue” column to the Client Analysis Report in RSInet. This counts the “Empty Revenue” moves based on other filter data applied to report.

NOTE ‘Empty Revenue’ move has Pattern Settings of: Empty Move? = Empty ++ Revenue = Revenue

 

8/14/2019 19.6
Maintenance Invoice Bug Fix Maintenance

Fixed a bug where a Maintenance Invoice could be put into “Approved” status without the Maintenance Invoice Total matching the sum total of all related Shop Details. Going forward the system will check to ensure the total of all Shop Details (with the same invoice #) add up to the Maintenance Invoice Total with related Invoice #.

Ensuring the Shop Details (line items) add up to the Invoice Total (total) is crucial in ensuring all parts of the invoice are approved prior to being paid.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Consolidated Freight Account Enhancement RSI Admin

Updated the New Freight Account page and Edit Freight Account action page to show the “Consolidated Freight Account” Checkbox (Flag). This flag was previously hidden on the page, but is now an editable field for user in the UI.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Shipment Type Enhancement Shipments

Updated the options displayed for “Shipment Type” output/filter in the View Shipment page. The Shipment Type is used to define the source of the shipment data or defines the shipment creation method.

New Creation Types added:

  • “Freight Bill”: These are shipments created from Freight Bills via the “Create Shipment” action on View Freight Bills page
  • “Data Feed”: These are shipments automatically generated from a variety of data feeds from clients and/or carries. These usually with have a Creator of EDI GENERATED or 417 GENERATED

Previously Existing Shipment Types:

  • “Sales Order”: These are shipments created from a Sales Order stored in RSInet. Sales orders contain partial shipment info.
  • “Shipment”: These are shipments created from the New Shipment page. These are full manual entry shipments. 
  • “Planned”: These are shipments created using the Planned Shipment Process originally developed for Green Plains. They send us complete shipment data, it is then held and is available for a user to “Approve” or “Reject” shipment in the RSInet UI. Approval will finalize the shipment and send EDI

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Shipping Party Qualifiers Report SSRS

Created an SSRS report that provides all the Qualifiers applied to Shipping Parties stored in RSInet (i.e. Shipper, Consignee, Payer of Freight). This data is not easily accessible or reportable in RSInet.

This report is available in SQL Reporting page (SSRS).

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Client Logo Upload Feature RSI Admin

Added a File Upload feature to the Edit Client page that allows RSI Super Admins to apply a Logo to a Client’s RSInet Dashboard without IT intervention.

Process:

  • Client must be created before the file tool will show
  • Logo will need to be properly formatted prior to upload
  • Must be currently in the Client you are uploading the logo for
    • Example: to upload a Logo for TrinityRail you must be under the TrinityRail client in RSInet and then you can Edit the TrinityRail client and upload the file.
    • Logo will not display at all if you are not in the Client you are attempting to add a Logo to.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
New Darling Remittance File Process Accounting

Added a process for uploading Darling Remittance data into RSInet.

Process:

  • Copy data into the template
    • Freight bill status ID not required at this time, but “3” can be used as default for any row with data
    • SCAC also not required at this time
  • Save file as whatever name you want
    • Should make sure you have a local copy saved before proceeding
    • Example @ H:\FreightRemittanceTest\RemittanceRealDataExample.xls
  • Copy file to H Drive – H:\FreightRemittanceTest\Queue
  • Looking in the FreightRemittanceTest folder you will see 3 folders:
    • Queue (where you place the files to be run)
    • Processed (where file will end up after process is run)
    • Error (which is not used now, but may in future)
  • After process is run the file you ran will have moved from Queue folder to Processed folder and will be renamed as [DateTime]RemittanceTest1
    • For now, may rename at later point in time
    • Timestamp could be helpful if processing multiple files

 

6/18/2019 19.5
OT-5 Enhancements SSRS / RSI Admin Enhancements to OT-5 reporting:

  • Added “OT-5 Application ID” to the end of “Equipment Created OT-5 Clients” & “Equipment Inactivated OT-5 Clients” Reports
  • Created a New “Product Created OT-5 Clients” Report showing new products added to RSInet.
    • Scheduled to send to OT-5 Reps on M,W,F at 3AM showing products created in the past 3 days
  • Added a “OT-5 Client?” Checkbox to New/Edit Client pages.
    • If selected, the client will be added to ALL OT-5 Reports available in SSRS without IT intervention

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Freight Bill Page Enhancements Accounting Enhancements to Freight Bill pages:

  • The “Status” field in the “Associated Bill Information” action will be static (not editable) in most situations going forward.
    • Note that if a user has role of “Account Remittance Only” OR the Freight Bill has an “Exported Date” then the Status field in the action page will be editable as a dropdown.
  • Allow some updates on the Associated Bill Information window with ANY Status – including “OK to Pay” and “OK to Pay (Exported)”:
    • Manually Entered freight bills will have all fields editable in the Edit Freight Bill section – besides previously noted Status.
    • Freight Bills generated from 410s will only have these select editable fields: Balance Due, Accessorial Bill, Summary #, FB #, BOL # & Ship ID
  • Allow updates on the Grid via the Update (button) and Batch Update (tool) features with ANY Status (including “OK to Pay”):
    • Editable fields for “OK to Pay (Exported)” status: “Assigned to”, “Dispute Category” & “Last Note”
    • All other status retain the previously available editable fields
  • Allow 410 Generated FBs to have “Accessorial” checkbox:
    • The “Accessorial” checkbox is now editable for Freight Bills generated from 410s

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Batch Update Equipment Bug Fix Equipment Fixed a bug where the “AAR Type Code” field in Equipment pages was not saving data when using the Batch Update Equipment Tool. A checkbox was added to the field to facilitate the saving process properly

  • User will need to select related checkbox for field for that data to be applied to related Equipment when using the tool.
  • The Batch Update Equipment tool is available on the View Equipment page
    • Select checkboxes for equipment that needs updates and click the “Update” button to get to the tool.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Days En Route Logic Update Reports

Updated the underlying logic that drives the “Days en Route” values on the Trace Report & Grouped Trace Report pages in RSInet. We have included a rule that stops the “day count” when we get a “Z” Sighting Code (SC).

This will prevent the Days en Route count from continuing to accrue days while the car is Actually Placed (Z) for loading or unloading. This creates more accurate Days en Route values.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Predictive ETA Logic Update Reports

Updated the underlying logic that drives the “Predictive ETA” data that RSI Generates from historical movement data.

Very Basic Overview:

  • Adding “Y” and “Z” sighting codes to the logic to increase sample size of historical movement data
  • Adding a relationship between the Destination SPLC to the Shipment Destination SPLC to also increase sample size of historical movement data

Note that the Predictive ETA is shown in the “RR ETA” output column across RSInet ONLY when we do not have an ETA from a CLM Provider and/or there is no active CLM Mask applied to related equipment.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Equipment Description Reporting Feature Reports

Added “Equipment Description” Filter and Optional Output to the Trace Report and Grouped Trace Report pages. This references data applied to the “Equipment Description” field on Equipment pages.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Inactive Contact Enhancement Contacts

Added underlying logic that will remove an Inactive Contact from Contact Groups in RSInet. This is an additional layer to prevent correspondence from being sent from RSInet to Contacts that no longer want to receive correspondence (Inactive). Process runs daily, afterhours.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
Insert Multiple Equipment Enhancement Shipments

Updated the Insert Multiple Equipment tool on New Shipment page to contain entry fields for “Load Number” and “Volume” if the related features are enabled for the client. This tool is great for entering data for multicar shipments.

 

6/18/2019 19.5
“All ETA” Reporting Feature SSRS

Added Internal SSRS Report “All ETAs” that provides all the ETA data we have for equipment(s) searched. This shows the source of the ETA displayed in RSInet along with other ETA data and their source(s).

Report outputs include:

  • Client
  • Equipment
  • RSInet Displayed ETAThis is populated by one of Masked ETA, CLM Provider ETA or RSI Predictive ETA, in that hierarchical order. It will be blank if no ETAs on file or ETAs are in the past (based on today’s date). 
  • Masked ETA: This is driven by the ETA Mask process in Customer SVC section
  • CLM Provider ETA: This is from either Carrier itself or passed through Railinc with data from Carrier.
  • RSI Predictive ETAThis is generated based on historical movement data and ETAs of those past shipments
  • Calculated ETA: This is driven by the Transit Time field on Patterns which is added to the ship date to get an ETA

 

5/3/2019 19.4
BOL Bug Fixes Shipments Fixed 2 minor bugs with BOLs from RSInet:

  • Modified Volume and Volume Unit header titles to be consistent across all BOL sources and formats.

 

  • Widened ‘Description’ column to allow COA data to appear on 1 page of the BOL.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Idler Car / Pattern Rate Logic Enhancement Rates

Updated the logic on the View Pattern Rates page to prevent Idler Car Rate data from being displayed or used in page. Since an Idler car may not be used in every shipment, the Idler Car Rate may not always be applicable as part of the ‘per car rate’ shown in View Pattern Rate page.

Note that rate must be saved with Rate Detail ‘Condition’ of “Idler” to be blocked from View Pattern Rates page.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Party Billing Bug Fix Patterns Fixed 2 minor bugs in New/Edit/Clone Pattern pages:

  • Fixed bug that caused Rule 11 Parties to be missing from the “Paying Party” dropdown in Party Billing Information Section of patterns.
    • Going forward the “Paying Party” dropdown should populate all Rule 11 and/or Party to Receive Freight Bill parties that are on the pattern.

 

  • Fixed a bug where the Pattern would duplicate a Rule 11 Party in the Add Shipping Party Information section if that Rule 11 Party was used on more then 1 instance in Party Billing Information (Party used in more then one Party Billing tile). This also caused a Validation Message to be triggered when this occurred.
    • Going forward the party should NOT be duplicated if on more then 1 instance in Party Billing Information and you should not see the Duplicate Rule 11 Party Validation unless you manually add a duplicate Rule 11 party to pattern.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
BOL Enhancement Shipments

Added the “Origin Station” and “Destination Station” to BOLs generated by RSInet. These fields should appear in the section with Carrier and Date information near the top. These fields are driven by the Origin Station and Destination Station in RSInet Patterns/Shipments.

Notes:

  • Addressed at all sources of BOL Creation.
  • Origin Station and Destination Station dive the f9/d9 segments on EDIs
  • BOLs can be accessed from:
    • RSInet
    • Sent via email/fax
    • Relayed to users via other data feed.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Accrual w/o Invoice Reporting Feature Reports

Added “Accrual Without Invoice” Report that will show Shipment Accrual data where we have NOT received a Freight Bill (invoice). This report is available under the Report menu section and access is based on user roles.

Note that report loads with Default Ship Date range of ‘Yesterday’ but this can be edited to a date range determined by user. Default added to avoid long load times as report is data heavy. 

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Empty Dispo Enhancement Shipments

Updated the Empty Disposition logic to prevent access to the Origin Switch and Destination Switch fields on Empty Disposition Route tool. Empty Disposition uses a flat route without Switch indicators. Using Origin Switch and Destination Switch fields – when they were available – was causing errors in the billing submitted to carriers. These fields will be shown but not accessible for Empty Disposition

 

5/3/2019 19.4
RR Shop Party Feature Patterns

Added a way to indicate a “Shop Party” in RSInet is a “RR Shop Party” (a shop run by a rail carrier/RR). When the “Shop Party” role is selected in New/Edit Shipping Party pages a new section will be inserted at the bottom of the page/form called “RR Shop Party?”. Selecting that checkbox will indicate this Shop Party is a “RR Shop Party” throughout RSInet.

There are filters and outputs for “RR Shop Party” on View Shipping Parties, View Maintenance Invoices, View Maintenance Details, View Maintenance Logs pages. This is used for reporting purposes only and does not drive any functionality.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Idler Rate Accrual Feature Rates Added the ability to create a Separate Idler Car Rate in RSInet and have it be part of the Total Freight Accrual for shipments generated in RSInet.

  • Added an Idler option to the Equipment section of New/Edit Rates pages.
    • This is just for reporting purposes and does drive any functionality
  • Added an Idler option to the Rate Conditions available in Rate Details section of New/Edit Rates pages.
    • This must be set for the rate to be considered “Idler” Rate throughout RSInet and for the Freight to be Accrued properly
    • Note that Equipment on Shipment must also be marked as “Idler” for the Idler Rate to be accrued properly for the Idler car(s) 

Basic Process Overview:

  • Create an Idler Rate; must have Idler Rate Condition
  • Add Idler rate to Pattern
  • Create New Shipment from pattern; Ensure to mark the Idler checkbox in the Equipment that will be Idler, then “Submit” Shipment
  • The system will then:
    • Apply Idler Rates to Cars indicated as Idler in the shipment
    • Apply the other (non-Idler rates) to the Equipment NOT indicated as Idler in the shipment.
    • This creates a Total Accrual that has both the Idler and Non-Idler rate values and should match up to Freight Bill received under normal circumstances.

Note that Idler Rates will NOT be displayed in or part of the totals in View Pattern Rate page. Please contact your RSI Customer Service Rep or Manager to have this feature enabled.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Rate Request Email Bug Fix Rates

Fixed a bug where the generic “Restrictions” field and related data was missing from auto-generated emails when a New Rate Request is saved in RSInet. This field was present on all other automated Rate Request correspondence. Going forward the generic “Restrictions” field and related data should always appear on all auto-generated Rate Request correspondence

 

5/3/2019 19.4
Volume Value Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug where the Volume Output in View Shipment, Trace Reports and on BOLs was showing value of “0” when the related field was left blank when shipment was created. Going forward the Volume Output in RSInet and on BOLs will appear blank when the related field on a New Shipment is left blank.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
CLM Tab Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug where the Excel output from the “CLM” tab on View/Edit Shipment action was NOT matching the data displayed in the tab itself. Going forward the Excel output will match the data shown in the CLM Tab (UI). This tab is accessed from View Shipments page -> View/Edit Shipment action – CLM Tab.

 

5/3/2019 19.4
View Maintenance Details Enhancement Maintenance

Added an “Equipment” Output and Filter to the View Maintenance Detail page to help with Filtering and Reporting of Shop Details. This is a standard output and will load as the first output on the page (unless you have Default Filters applied). This is also the standard Equipment filter used across RSInet.

 

3/15/2019 19.3
DOT Code Enhancement Equipment

Updated the “DOT Tank Car Class” feature in the Equipment section of RSInet to be dropdown with preset DOT Tank Car Class Codes. This change was due to inaccurate data being populated in the original free form text field and a need to store and send correct data in a proper format.

“DOT Tank Car Class” field on New and Edit Equipment pages:

“DOT Tank Car Class” Filter on View Equipment page:

  • Uses a dropdown containing the DOT Car Class Codes.
  • Contains the same list from Railinc (page 98/99)

“DOT Tank Car Class” Output on View Equipment page:

  • Basically unchanged, besides that it displays data in correct format

Note:

  • Existing “DOT Tank Car Class” data that match exactly or was determined to be a match to the Codes provided by Railinc (page 98/99) where updated to the dropdown value
  • In some cases the data provided was actually AAR Code data, and that was added to the new AAR Code Feature (more info in these release notes).
  • Anything that was not clearly a DOT or AAR Code was moved to the Comments field for the related Equipment.

 

3/15/2019 19.3
AAR Code Feature Equipment

Added an “AAR Car Type Code” feature to the Equipment section of RSInet comprised of Entry field, along with an Output and Filter for reporting.

“AAR Car Type Code” entry field:

  • On New/Edit/View Equipment pages
  • Free Form field
  • 4 Character limit
  • Codes are usually 1 Alpha and 3 Numbers (“C113”)

“AAR Car Type Code” Output/Filter:

  • On View Shipment Page
  • Output is Optional
  • Filter has standard “Equal”, “Contains” and other options.

More info on AAR Car Type Codes 

 

3/15/2019 19.3
Shipment Load Number Feature Shipment / Trace Report

Added ability to apply “Load Number(s)” to shipments created in RSInet.

If Feature enabled for your client:

  • A “Load Number” field will appear for each equipment added to the New Shipment page
    • Can apply different value to each equipment
    • Not Required
    • 30 Character Limit

“Load Number” Output and Filter

  • Added to View Shipments, Trace Report and Group Trace Report pages
  • Optional, Sortable Output
  • Filter has “Contains”/”Not Contains”

Notes:

  • Process for data feeds (where shipment data is sent to RSI) varies, but essentially the Load Number data will populate the related field on the shipment
    • Can be edited
    • Feed must be properly formatted
  • Load Number is NOT sent on EDI
  • Load Number WILL show on BOL
  • Please contact your Account Manager or Rep for more details and to have this feature enabled for your client.

 

3/15/2019 19.3
Shipment Volume Feature Shipment / Trace Report

Added ability to apply “Volume” (value) and “Volume Unit” (qualifier) to shipments created in RSInet.

If feature enabled for your client:

  • A “Volume” field will appear for each equipment added to the New Shipment page
    • Can apply different value to each equipment
    • Not Required
    • 8 Character Limit
  • A Volume Unit dropdown field will be on the New Shipment page in Shipment Options section
    • Can set to a value of Gallons, Liters, Cubic Feed or Cubic Meters
    • Default can be set at Client Level
    • If Default not set a client level, page will load with Gallons

“Volume” and “Volume Unit” Outputs and Filters

  • Added to View Shipments, Trace Report and Grouped Trace Reports
  • Optional Sortable Outputs
  • Filter for Volume has Greater Than / Less Than options
  • Filter for Volume Unit has dropdown option (Gallons, Liters, Cubit Feed, Cubic Meters)

Notes:

  • Process for data feeds (where shipment data is sent to RSI) varies, but essentially the Volume and Volume Unit data will populate the related fields on the shipment
    • Can be edited
    • Feed must be properly formatted
  • Volume and Volume Unit WILL be sent on EDI
  • Load Number WILL show on BOL
  • Please contact your Account Manager or Rep for more details and to have this feature enabled for your client.

 

3/15/2019 19.3
Equipment Type Enhancement Equipment

Added “Covered Hopper PD” and “Covered Gravity Hopper” options to the “Equipment Type” dropdown field in New and Edit Equipment pages. These options were added to the Filter (dropdown) and Output to the View Equipment page as well. These are in addition to the existing generic “Hopper Car” currently available as Equipment Type

 

3/15/2019 19.3
Shop Invoice Automation Maintenance

Added new functionality to automate the Shop Invoice process between RSInet and Epicor. Details of Additions/Changes to RSInet pages and Processes noted further below.

 

[Very] Basic Overview:

  • Shop Invoice received
  • Add New “Maintenance Invoice” to RSInet based on Shop Invoice data
  • Add/Update Shop Details in Maintenance Logs in RSInet
  • Review (approve/reject) the Invoice Amounts for the Shop Detail(s)

 

Once all Shop Details in RSInet related to Invoice (with same Invoice # and Shop Party) are “Approved” the system will:

  • Ensure the Invoice Total = the Total for all related Shop Details
  • If Matching, then will push the Shop Invoice Data to Epicor to be approved and paid
  • Once approved and paid Epicor will send back to RSInet the Paid Date and Payment ID (Check #)
    • This data will be added to the related items in View Invoice page and also the related Shop Details

 

Additions and Changes to RSInet:

Shop Detail [Changes]:

  • Renamed “Invoice Date” to “Invoice Received” (date)
  • Added “Exported” Status to “Invoice Status” dropdown options
  • Added “Invoice Paid” (date) field
  • Add “Payment ID” field

View Maintenance Details [New]:

  • A view page listing out ALL the Maintenance Details for ALL Maintenance Logs
  • Includes all main fields of Shop Details, including the updated and new fields
    • Note: the View Maintenance Log page only shows the single most recent Shop Detail.

New Maintenance Invoice [New]:

  • A page to input the details of a shop invoice
    • Including: Shop Party, Invoice #, Invoice Date and Invoice total

View Maintenance Invoices [New]:

  • A view page to display the details of each Shop/Maintenance Invoice (entered on New Maintenance Invoice page)
  • Contains outputs and filters for Shop Party, Invoice #, Invoice Date, Invoice Total, Shop Detail Count, Shop Detail Total, Date Sent to Epicor and Status.
  • Data on this page may get updated via feed from Epicor.

Process Changes:

  • GL and CC codes MUST be entered in GL Code section of RSInet going forward (no more emailed info)
  • Shop Parties will need Vendor Code added to Customer Code field to be available in “Shop” dropdowns in this tool
  • Email will be sent to internal contacts if/when data is missing or import fails
  • Shop Party on Invoice ”(View Maintenance Invoice page)” needs to match shop party on all related Shop Details

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Trinity 500 Byte Enhancements Accounting

Added an “Accessorial” checkbox to New Freight Bill page and Associated Bill information Action (View Freight Bills page). This should be used for ALL Accessorial Bills going forward. Previously, a “Balance Due” checkbox and “-5555” ship ID were used to save as an Accessorial bill.

 

Accessorial logic in New Freight Bill page:

  • Ship ID and/or Accessorial checkbox Required to save New FB with “OK to Pay” Status
  • Ship ID and/or Accessorial checkbox NOT Required to save New FB with any status besides “OK to Pay”

Accessorial logic in Associated Bill Information Action page:

  • Ship ID and/or Accessorial checkbox Required to Edit FB with any Status

All “Accessorial” logic has been removed from the Balance Due feature/checkbox (used just for balance dues now). 

  • New Freight Bill will NOT Require Ship ID when creating a Balance Due FB
  • Associated Bill Information action WILL Require Ship ID when editing a Balance Due FB.

The Export is updated to properly send codes to Trinity on Accessorial Invoices (“M”).

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Import Freight Bill Bug Fix Accounting

Fixed a bug where the Origin and Destination stations on WE Freight Bills were being flip-flopped when added to New Freight bill page using the Import tool. Going forward the Origin and Destination stations should be placed in proper O/D fields on New Freight Bill page once Imported

 

2/27/2019 19.2
View All Rates Report Enhancement SSRS Added “Rate Accrual Type” Output and Filter to the “View All Rates” SSRS report.

  • This will gives options to filter on “AR” or “AP” if needed along with providing output data showing if Rate is “AR” or “AP”.
  • Filter can be left Off (Null) to provide both “AR” and “AP” data

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Help Videos Bug Fix Help

Fixed a bug where the RSInet User Guide Videos (Help section) were not showing when connected to RSInet via HTTPS protocol. These videos should now run on both HTTP and HTTPS for RSInet.

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Lease Rider Equipment Sorting Enhancement Equipment Lease Updated the logic for the “Add Equipment” section of the View and Edit Lease Rider action page (View Lease Rider page).

  • Removed logic sorting Equipment by Fleet
  • Added logic to sort Equipment by Equipment Marks.
    • This will sort on the alphas first then on numerals.

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Equipment Reporting Enhancement Equipment Added Fields to the New and Edit Equipment pages for recording “Hatch Type” and “Gate Type”.

  • These fields are near the bottom of the “Loading Information” section in Equipment pages.
  • Filters and optional Outputs were also added to the View Equipment page for “Hatch Type” and “Gate Type”.
  • Outputs can be added to the page using the filters tool (output tab)

 

2/27/2019 19.2
CLM Diversion Code Functionality Trace/Dashboard

Added new functionality that will create a CLM in RSInet to represent a Diversion after one is submitted in RSInet. A CLM with a Sighting Code (SC) of “#” will be inserted into CLM/Sighting Search Results and Trace Reports. It will also have a Sighting Date matching the Date/Time the Diversion was created in RSInet. Other details below.

Some of the Diversion CLM Sighting Data is pulled from the Diversion itself:

  • Sight Date: Diversion Created Date
  • L/E: L/E selected in Diversion
  • RR: Carrier Selected in Diversion
  • Destination City: from Consignee in Diversion
  • Destination State: from Consignee in Diversion
  • SC: “#”
  • SC2“DV (Diversion (#))”
  • All other data comes from Previous CLM if available (or otherwise blank)

 

2/27/2019 19.2
Group Trace ‘Grouping’ Enhancement Reports

Added more grouping option to the “Summarize Data By” dropdown in Grouped Trace Report. Dropdown located in the filters tool. The Grouped Trace Report will apply grouping based on selection made. Data is exportable with grouping (PDF/Excel).

“Summarize Data By” Options Added:

  • Ship Dest City
  • Ship Dest St
  • Origin City
  • Product
  • Product Code
  • Product Group
  • Fleet
  • Equipment Initials
  • Load/Empty

 

1/16/2019 19.1
 Report Order Updated Data Visualization

Links under the Data Visualization section have been updated to display in Alphabetical Order to assist in locating Reports

 

1/16/2019 19.1
 Gasket / O-Ring Field Enhancement Equipment

The character limit for the “Gaskets & O-Rings” field on New/Edit Equipment pages has been extended to 250 characters. Was previously set to a limit of 50 characters.

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Pattern Validation Enhanced Patterns Added validation to the New/Edit/Clone Pattern pages to ensure important required data is provided and that conditional data is applied and relevant based on other selections. Detailed Validation Messages should display at the top of the page describing the situation.Added Validation:

  • Prevent the same Rule 11 party from being applied to the same pattern more then once.
  • Prevent a “Party to Receive Freight Bill” from being applied to a pattern where Freight Terms are “Rule 11”.
    • If Freight Terms are Rule 11 then only Rule 11 parties must be used to indicate who will get freight charges
  • Ensure that if Rule 11 is selected in “Route Type” field then Rule 11 must be selected in “Freight Terms” – and vice-versa.
  • Ensure that if more then one Rule 11 party is applied to pattern then the “Party Billing Information” section becomes required.
    • This area defines what Rule 11 party will pay for what portion of the move.
  • Ensure that if Freight Terms are set to “NR” then the Revenue field must also be “Non” – and vice-versa
  • Ensure that the Carrier selected in “Send BOL to Carrier” matches the Carrier selected in the first “RR” in the Routing section – non-switch area of route.
  • Ensure that there is a “Customs Broker” applied to a pattern where the Origin and Destination Countries do not match – crossing border.
    • This can be any Broker Type – US, Canadian, Mexican or [generic] Customs Broker.
  • Ensure that a selection is set in the main “Route Type” and a “RR” dropdowns in the Routing section
  • Ensure that Junctions (Junct/R260) are present between Carriers (RRs) in the Routing section.
  • Ensure the required fields have data/selection made in the Party Billing Information section of Pattern pages.

 

1/16/2019 19.1
 CLM Mask Bug Fix Customer SVC Fixed a bug where the system was preventing a New CLM Mask for Equipment that has a Previously Existing CLM Mask in RSInet for that same Equipment. Now users should be able to add New CLM mask for Equipment that has previous CLM Mask(s) applied in RSInet – depending on Status and End Date of previous CLM Mask(s).Updated Logic:

  • If an existing ACTIVE mask DOES NOT have and End Date then RSInet will PREVENT another mask from being saved
  • If an existing ACTIVE mask DOES have and End Date then RSInet will ALLOW another mask to be saved
  • If an existing INACTIVE mask DOES NOT have and End Date then RSInet will ALLOW another mask to be saved
  • If an existing INACTIVE mask DOES have and End Date then RSInet ALLOW another mask to be saved
  • If there is NO Existing/Previous mask then RSInet ALLOW another mask to be saved.

 

1/16/2019 19.1
 Shipment Pattern Bug Fix Shipments

Fixed a bug where the Product “Quantity” and Product “Code” data were being removed from the shipment if the Product was changed in the Edit Shipment Pattern action page. Going forward the “Quantity” and “Code” related to the product should be retained if a product is changed on Edit Shipment Pattern.

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Idler Car Feature Shipments

Added feature that indicates an Equipment is an “Idler” when submitting a New Shipment or Sales Order. This is a Client level feature available based on Shipment Regulations or Client Requirements – contact your Rep as needed.

If Enabled for your Client:

  • An “Idler” checkbox will appear at the end of each Equipment box in the New Shipment Page
  • If you select checkbox Equipment will be marked as “idler” for this shipment ONLY

Once shipment is submitted, the Idler indicator will be on:

  • All BOLs for this shipment
  • View/Edit Shipment Action for this shipment
  • The EDIs sent to Carriers for this shipment
    • This will help the carriers properly indicate the “Idler” car in the shipment and apply proper pricing and services.

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Shipment Validation Enhancement Shipments Added Validation to the New Shipment page that will prevent Non-Standard Characters from being submitted.

  • Validation will prevent a shipment from being “submitted” with a Non-Standard character in any free-form data fields
  • Validation Message should indicate where the Non-Standard Character is located in the New Shipment Form
  • This was implemented because Non-Standard Characters can cause issues on EDI 404, and shipments may be rejected by carriers.

Exception:

  • Non-Standard Characters will be allowed in the Comments Field since that is not transmitted on the EDI 404

Notes:

 

1/16/2019 19.1
RSInet Email Bug Fix RSI Admin

Updated the URL provided in New User emails and Password Reset emails to be for the Production environment of RSInet (http://rsinet.rsilogistics.com). This feature was previously generating the URL based on the environment generated (i.e. BETA, TEST, etc).

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Customer Groups Bug Fix RSI Admin

Fixed a bug where all Customer Groups were being wiped/removed from the user when saving. Should now retain all selected Customer Groups for user when saving

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Manage Group Bug Fix RSI Admin

Fixed a bug where the “Cancel” and “Submit” buttons were missing from the “Add” action for all groups. Those buttons should show now and allow New Groups to be created

 

1/16/2019 19.1
Last Sighting Enhancement Equipment Searches

Added “Idle Days” to the Last Sighting box that is located at the top of the “Most Recent Sightings” search (available from Dashboard Search or Trace Report Actions). Reports how long the car has been Idle at current location per CLMs received.

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Attachment Expansion Products

Added the Attachment (“Add File“) feature to the View and Edit Product actions (View Product page). You can now save files to a specific product in RSInet (i.e. SDS).

NOTE: This is not available on New Product page because a Product needs to be created prior to attaching a file. 

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Demurrage Report Bug Fix Reports

Fixed a bug where the Time was missing from the Date/Time displayed in the “Date First Available” field on Loaded and Empty Diversion reports

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Pattern Rate Logic Change Rates

Updated the Logic for the View Pattern Rates page to ONLY show Pattern Rate data if ALL Rates tied to a Pattern are both Active and Current. This will prevent displaying misleading Pattern Rate Values ($) due to missing/outdated Rate Details.

NOTE:

  • Active is the standard “Status” toggle on many features of RSInet.
  • Current is when the Rates’ Effective and Expiration dates encompass today’s date. 

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Output & Filter Expansion Trace Reports

Filters and optional Outputs have been added to the Trace Report and Grouped Trace Report pages:

Product Code:

  • Displays the Product Code applied to the related Product.
  • All Product Codes can seen on View Product page and can be set at New/Edit Product pages.
  • Product Code is a user/client defined reference field

Days En Route:

  • Displays the number of days the equipment has been moving on current trip.
  • This is based on the Most Recent Shipped or Released Date compared to today’s date.

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Rate Contact Management Contacts

Added New “Rate Contact” feature to Contacts section to help manage the specific Contacts that provide/work Rail Rates:

View Rate Contacts page

  • Provides an index view of Rate Contact details including all the options from the basic “Contact” feature.
  • Rate Contact has added options for Carrier, Commodity, Type of Contact and Comments

New Rate Contacts page

  • Allows for creation of New Rate Contacts
  • Includes the new options for Carrier, Commodity, Type of Contact and Comments.

NOTE:

  • Carrier is the list of ALL Rail Carriers stored in RSInet
  • Commodity is a list of all products stored in RSInet for the specific client
  • Type of Contact can be either “Account Manager” or “Pricing Manager”
  • Comment is just a free form text field

 

10/16/2018 18.4
OT-5 Management Equipment

Added Fields, Filters and (optional) Outputs to assist with OT-5 Management to the Equipment pages in RSInet. The New Equipment page and View/Edit Equipment Actions have a new “Loading Authority OT-5” section that contains the new entry fields for OT-5 Management. The View Equipment page has new Filters and (optional) Outputs for the related OT-5 entry fields noted below.

New Fields/Outputs/Filters are:

  • OT-5 Application ID
  • OT-5 Application Status
  • OT-5 Application Effective Date
  • OT-5 Application Expiration Date
  • OT-5 Application Comments

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Max Gross Weight Validation Multiple

Added Max Gross Weight Validation feature to New Shipment page. The validation – occurring after clicking the Submit button – will display a Warning Message on Preview BOL page if a shipment may be in excess of the Allowable Max Gross Weight at the Origin and/or Destination. You will have the option to go back and edit the shipment information if needed or submit with warning anyway.

Shipping Party Feature Details:

  • New “Max Gross Weight” input field added to Edit/New Shipping Party pages
    • This is where you store the Max Gross Weight for this specific location (6 digit max).
  • New Outputs and Filters for Max Gross Weight are on the View Shipping Parties page as well and displays the value saved to the specific Shipping Party

Pattern Feature Details:

  • New Outputs and Filters for Max Gross Weight are on the View Patterns page –
    • This will show the smallest Max Gross Weight  value associated with all (Rail ServicedShipping Parties tied to the pattern 
    • Rail Serviced Party is Shipper, Party at Pick Up Location, Consignee and In Care of Party

Validation Feature Details:

  • Validation on New Shipment page uses the smallest Max Gross Weight value associated with all (Rail ServicedShipping Parties tied to the pattern 
    • Same Logic for Max Gross Weight values displayed on View Patterns page as well
  • Warning will appear on top of Preview BOL page if Weight entered in New Shipment + Tare Weight on related Equipment is Greater then the smallest Max Gross Weight for the pattern – otherwise you will see no warning

NOTES:

  • This validation feature requires Max Gross Weight values to be set on the related Shipping Parties in RSInet to perform proper checks on a New Shipment
    • No Max Gross Weight values set in related shipping parties will ignore this check.
  • This validation feature also requires a Tare Weight applied to the related Equipment used in the Shipment
    • No Tare Weight value set on related equipment then Tare Weight used equals zero (“0”)
  • If Shipping Party is serviced by multiple carriers then we suggest entering the smallest value of Max Gross Weight from all carriers that service the location
  • RSInet should perform proper conversions based on the U/M used in Shipment
  • This is only a Warning and you have the ability to submit a New Shipment even with this warning displayed
  • The Carriers (RRs) dictate the Max Gross Weight, RSI has no control over this and values should be obtained from Carriers.
  • Please contact your Rep or Manager for more details or with questions

 

 

10/16/2018 18.4
FB Importer Expansion New Freight Bill Added more format logic to the Import Freight Bill Tool on the New Freight Bill page in Accounting section:

  • CPRS: Added code for 2nd format of CPRS Freight Bills with Equipment at bottom of file
  • KCS/KCSM: Added code for only known format of KCS and KCSM Freight Bills
  • CSXT: Added code for CSXT Accessorial Bills

 

10/16/2018 18.4
FB Importer Bug Fixes New Freight Bill Fixed various bugs associated with the Import Freight Bill tool on the New Freight Bill page in Accounting section:

  • NS: Fixed bug were the BOL was imported only up to a space, anything after the space was left off. Should import all of BOL now.
  • FXE: Fixed a bug where a FB has a “0” (zero) amount in the IVA section but the bill pulled in the full “Total” for the freight bill. Should ignore the IVA section if “0” (zero) or null now.
  • CPRS: Fixed bug where the Equipment number was not being pulled in because it was on a separate line in FB. This should now grab the entire Equipment (alpha and number) now.
  • CPRS: Fixed bug where the Tax amount was being populated by the full “Total” for freight bill. Mapping fixed going forward.
  • SRY: Fixed “bug” where SRY Freight Bills were not being imported even though they have same format of other “Generic Short line FBs”. We added code to handles this format (slightly different from “Generic Short line Format”)

 

10/16/2018 18.4
General Bug Fixes Multiple

Various minor bug fixes across different areas of RSInet:

Edit/Clone Users bugs fixed:

  • Missing Validation on Edit Action
  • Pattern Groups disappeared on Validation fail
  • Unable to change level of “RSI” role
  • Super Admin not able to edit Super Admin

Fixed the bug where Cloning a Shipping Party was incorrectly triggering the “Affected Pattern” warning and email: Will no longer give this warning when on the new party created in cloning process

Fixed bug where Diversions were tying to Freight Bills: FBs will not be automatically tied to diversions but can be manually if needed

Fixed bug that was preventing all Widget options from showing in View Profile page. All clients and users will see all Widget options going forward.

Fixed bug that was re-activating just inactivated fleet due to use of the Submit button in the Manage Fleets page.

 

10/16/2018 18.4
T&T Page Bug Fixes Track & Trace page Various bug fixes for the Track & Trace Page in RSI Admin section:

  • Fixed issue with Status changes not saving
  • “Service Log Type” filter limited to Log Types on page
  • Hide Update/New Button once one of them is selected
  • Resized the grid so it fits in one page (no side scrolling needed)
  • Added “Notification” option to Update/New tools

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Equipment Info Tab Enhancements View Freight Bills Various fixes and enhancements to the Equipment Info tab found in the Associated Bill Information action from View Freight Bill page:

  • Added ability to re-assign a related freight bill to another user
  • Added Export to Excel option into tab (icon bottom right corner of grid)
  • Fixed bug where Last Name column was titled as (duplicate) “First Name”
  • Removed Select A Contact dropdown and replace with checkboxes next to the Row you want to pull the data from

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Export from FB Summary View Shipments

Added Export to Excel option into the FB Summary tab in the View Shipment action. The icon added to the bottom right corner of grid

 

10/16/2018 18.4
View/Create Invoice Enhancements RSI Admin (Invoices)

Overhauled the “Invoice” pages under RSI Admin section – these are the larger feature changes (details in YouTrack: RSInet-1789):

Added “Manage Invoice Vendor” page:

  • Users can add their own Invoice Vendor without needing to get IT involved. Button is at top of “View Invoices” page
  • Has required “Invoice Vendor Code” and “Invoice Vendor Name” fields

Updated Create Invoice page:

  • Removed MANY unnecessary fields that were not used by RSI
  • Combined Equipment Alpha and Number into 1 Equipment field
  • Date fields pre-load with todays date but are editable
  • Charge Type, Invoice Vendor and GL Code all updated to be dropdowns populated by data set at Manage/View Invoice Vendor pages
  • Various validation added to most fields

Updated View Invoice page:

  • Removed the outputs and filters for the MANY unnecessary fields that were not used by RSI
  • Update filters with dropdown matching those fields that have dropdowns on the Create/Edit pages

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Account # Validation New Freight Bill

Updated the “Account #” field on New Freight Bill page to be Required and the default is set to “Please Select One”. This will force user to select an Account # before saving.

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Submit & Add New Expansion Trinity Portal

Added the “Submit and Add New” button to the Preview BOL page for Trinity Portal shipments. This will allow the user to submit the current shipment then be sent to the New Shipment (Portal) page with the Shipper, Pattern and Product preloaded (based on last shipment entered).

NOTE: Similar button already in place on Preview BOL page from general (non-Portal) New Shipment page. 

 

10/16/2018 18.4
About RSInet / Version # Help

Added Page called “RSInet About” under Help menu group that give brief description of RSInet, Copyright info and Version Number. Ability to add more info later. This was needed to get Version # displayed in RSInet again (lost when UI was updated)

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Transit Report Update Reports

Added the “Include Round Trip” option on the Transit Report. If you run the Transit Report with Include Round Trip set to “True” it will require the data to include both the Loaded trip and the Empty return data (good for those who own or lease their cars). If you run with Include Round Trip set to “False” it will only require the Loaded trip data (good for those that use RR system cars or collect shipment data via EDI417)

 

10/16/2018 18.4
CLM Mask Enhancement Multiple

Added Outputs to show the Original CLM Data that is being hidden by a CLM Mask: “Orig. Dest City”, “Orig. Dest State”, “Orig ETA Date”.We have also updated the previously existing Outputs for “Dest City”, “Dest State” and “RR ETA”. Now named “Masked Dest City”, “Masked Dest State” and “Masked RR ETA” to differentiate from the “Original” outputs that were added.

To view this data go to the “View CLM Mask” page (“Customer SVC” section), then open the “Edit CLM Mask” action for the CLM mask you want to View or Edit.

 

10/16/2018 18.4
Release Announcements  Dashboard/Menu

Added a link to the “RSInet Update Announcements” in the Help section of RSInet. This links to the same Announcement page emailed when RSInet is update with New Features and Bug fixes. (i.e. this page)

 

10/16/2018 18.4
 Trace Report Outputs Addition Trace Reports Added and updated the logic on some weight related field in Trace Report, Grouped Trace Report and View Shipments pages. All of these Outputs reference the original shipment weight to display the weight in another unit of measure (U/M) or different total weight (gross/net).New Outputs Added:

  • “Weight in Kg”
  • “Weight in MT”

Existing Outputs Fixed:

  • “Gross Weight” – Updated logic to reference U/M when calculating Gross Weight
  • “Weight in NT” – Updated logic to reference U/M when calculating Weight in NT (was previously named just “Weight in Tons”).

 

10/16/2018 18.4
New Filters & Outputs Trace Reports

Filters and optional Outputs have been added to the Trace Report and Grouped Trace Report.

 

Fleet Path: 

  • This output will display the Top Level Fleet, along with all Sub-fleets that each equipment is assigned. All Fleet “layers” are displayed. Fleets and Sub-fleets can be managed in the Fleets tab. 

Insulated:

  • This output will display “Yes” or “No” based on selection made in the “Insulated” dropdown on the New/Edit Equipment page. This usually indicates if a Tank Car is Insulated or Not. Output will be blank in Trace pages if not selected in Equipment page.
6/21/2018 18.3
Weight Field Limitation Shipments

The “Weight” field on Shipment pages has been limited to 8 Characters.

NOTE: If you get an error message about length of Weight field being too long then remove any non-numeric characters as needed.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Emailed Group Trace Report bug fix Group Trace Report

Fixed a bug that was preventing the scheduling of saved Grouped Trace Reports for automated distribution. Users are now able to schedule Saved Reports created from the Grouped Trace Report page to be sent to contacts stored in RSInet. Accessed via the Edit Subscription Info action on the Saved Reports page.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Shipment Creator” Name for Hazmat Cert Contact New Shipment

We have added a “Shipment Creator” option for auto-filling the Name for the Hazmat Certification Contact field when creating a New Shipment in RSInet (Hazardous Shipments only). The “Shipment Creator” option will automatically use the First and Last Name of the User submitting the Shipment to auto-fill in the Hazmat Certification Contact field on the New Shipment page. This option is in addition to the current options of “Manually Entered” (name must be manually entered every shipment) and “Global Contact” (one name used for ALL shipments).

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Totals missing from Demurrage Report  Loaded Demurrage Report

Fixed a bug where emailed Loaded Demurrage reports in Excel format were NOT showing a “Total” row in each grouping. This has been corrected to show the Total Row – users may have to click the “enable editing” button in excel file after opening

 

6/21/2018 18.3
 Prevent ETAs with dates in the past Trace Reports

The system will attempt to block ETAs with dates prior to ‘todays’ date from displaying in the Trace Report and Grouped Trace Report pages, along with any Saved Reports created from those pages. If this “block” occurs our system will attempt to generate a Predictive ETA based on historical data collected. These “blocked” ETAs will still appear in other CLM sighting searches such as Sightings Between and Most Recent Sightings.

NOTEPredictive ETA process requires a minimum sample size and other CLM data to generate – so blank ETAs are possible if certain criteria is not met. 

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Restrictions” Field, Filter and Output Rate Requests

The “Restrictions” field has been added to New/Edit Rate Request pages. This free-form comment type field is used to indicate any known Weight, Length, Height or Other Restrictions that need to be considered as the Rate is being constructed. This information will be displayed as an Output field in the View Rate Request page and will be Filterable. The Rate Request Response emails will also contain the Restriction data.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
New “Trace Report Summary” report Reports

The “Trace Report Summary” is a snapshot of basic CLM Sighting data that provides a Count of Equipment headed to a Destination, broken down by the Current Location of the equipment.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Assignee” dropdown bug fix View Freight Bills

Fixed a bug where users were not showing in the “Assignee” dropdown due to some past role logic changes. Corrected so “RSI” level role (internal) users display in “Assignee” Dropdown without secondary roles applied

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Equipment Info” Tab bug fix View Freight Bills

Fixed a bug where the Equipment Info tab was NOT populating for equipment with less than 4 running numbers (i.e.: ABCD001234, ABCD000123, ABCD000012 & ABCD000001). This tab should now display data for equipment with any amount of leading zeros in the running numbers.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Load Limit” filter bug fix  View Shipments / View Equipment

Fixed a bug where the Load Limit filter would fail if using the “Empty” or “Not Empty” filter qualifier. The “Empty” or “Not Empty qualifier options should now work with the Load Limit filter going forward. This was addressed on both View Shipments and View Equipment pages.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Multiple “Create Shipment” bug fixes View Freight Bills Multitude of bugs in Create Shipment tool have been addressed. Below are major points but many others also fixed:

  • Shipments Created from Create Shipment tool were NOT showing Equipment in the Edit/View action (View Shipments page) has been fixed.
  • Hitting the “BOL already Used” validation error when a unused BOL# was entered has been fixed.
  • Other Shipment References (non-BOL) were not getting to the finalized shipment has been addressed.
  • Fixed validations message not showing (generic error was in there place).

 

6/21/2018 18.3
“Generated Statement” Feature View Freight Bills

The “Generated Statement” feature allows the user to select a “Type of Comment” to generate and to select a “Customer Service Contact” related to the Freight Bill in question. A statement is generated containing data related to “Contact” selected and formatted by the “Type” selected. “Generated Statement” is located in the Equipment Info tab on View Associated Bill action in View Freight Bill page. It is used in correspondence with clients and carriers, providing info on who to contact about questions related to a Freight Bill/Shipment.

NOTECurrently available to all clients but Trinity is the only one that populates data needed to Generate Statement. 

NOTESee RSInet-1755 in YouTrack for details on what is generated based on dropdown selections.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
FB Summary Bug Shipments/Freight Bills

We fixed a bug in the FB Summary tab where all cars on Shipment were not showing on this tab unless we have a FB for the car. Now all cars will show in Tab with our without Freight Bill related. FB Summary tab is accessed via View/Edit Shipment Action & Associated Bill Info Action

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Mass Update Equipment Status changes bug Equipment

Fixed a but where the Activated/Inactivated Dates (and related users) were NOT being saved when equipment was updated en masse (mass update tool). These dates will now be collected, stored and displayed in the Date Activated and Date Inactivated fields for Equipment. Also the Last Activator and Last Inactivator will also be collected, stored and displayed in similar related fields

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Import Freight Bill bugs Freight Bills (Acct) Fixed 2 Bugs associated with the FB Import tool on the New Freight Bill page in the Accounting menu section.

  • A bug with Darling INRD FBs was address and the FB Importer will now automatically apply the “DII” Account # for ALL imported INRD FBs for Darling
  • A bug where the IVA Tax was not properly being captured on FXE FBs was addressed and we are now pulling the correct value from FXE FBs when added to RSInet via the FB Import tool.

 

6/21/2018 18.3
Placement Date Report Reports

Report designed to provide Actual Placement (AP) dates, Constructive Placement (CP) dates and other related data in detail. This will be the report used to view AP/CP dates on a mulicar shipment 

6/21/2018 18.3
Updated RSInet Look All

We have updated the look for RSInet. The layout and functionality will remain the same.

4/27/2018 18.2
New Fields and Filters Equipment Leases

Added optional Filters and Outputs for “Lease Equipment Type” and “GL Code” to the View Lease Rider page.

Added optional input fields for “Lease Equipment Type” and “GL Code” to the New and Edit Lease Rider pages.

  • “Lease Equipment Type” is a dropdown containing the same Equipment Types listed for individual Equipment.
  • “GL Code” is a free-form field.

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Patterns related to Party Edit Patterns New feature when the City, St/Prov or Country of Origin/Destination Shipping Parties is edited in RSInet the system will provide a list of Patterns that are related to the Edited Shipping Party.

  • Users are asked to review the Origin/Destination Station Information within these Patterns to ensure that the City, St/Prov or Country of the Station does not need related updates.
  • The list will be accessible via a link in the Edit Party Confirmation note in RSInet (for quick review) and will also send an emailed list to the address provided for the user making the Edit (for later review).
  • This process will occur for Shipping parties with the qualifiers of: Shipper, Party at Pick-up Location, Consignee & In Care Of Party – as they drive the station information in patterns.
  • NOTE: Rail Station data (City, St/Prov or Country) does NOT always match the Physical Address data for the an Origin/Destination Party, therefore changes to the City, St/Prov or Country on these parties need to be reviewed to see if they should be applied to the Rail Station as well.
    • These determinations need to be done on a pattern by pattern basis.

 

4/27/2018 18.2
CLM Data Masking Trace Report / Dashboard searches New feature allows for the “Masking” of select CLM Sighting data for a Trip.

  • Users with the CLM Admin role will be able to change how the Destination City, Destination State and/or RR ETA are shown in RSInet for a specific Equipment.
  • The Mask will be applied to ALL CLM Sightings for the Equipment during the date range specified (Start/End Date).
  • The real, non-masked, CLM data will be displayed outside of the date range window.
  • You can only have 1 Mask per Equipment.
  • ATTENTION: This “Mask” data will display for ALL RSInet users at your company and also display on ALL correspondence sent from RSInet (i.e. Reports).

There are 2 ways to Start a “CLM Mask”:

  • The “New CLM Mask” page itself OR via the “Create CLM Mask” action on the Trace Report.
  • Selecting the “Create CLM Mask” action related to specific equipment on the Trace Report will populate the New CLM Mask page with the most recent CLM data for that equipment
  • Selecting the “New CLM Mask” page link itself will provide a blank form.

Filling in New CLM Mask form:

  • Equipment Number must be entered and that will then populate the Start Date and  “Original” Dest City/St/ETA fields from the most recent CLM data on file for that equipment.
  • Then you can manually set the “Masked” Dest City/St/ETA fields to what you want to display for the remainder of the trip.
  • The End Date will be set by the next Shipment Creation (‘*’), Release (‘W’), or Pull (‘X’) CLM received and will prevent the mask from displaying for future sightings.
  • You MUST enter data in at least 1 “Masked” field, and City/St are to be used together.

Editing a Mask:

  • The Edit action is available for each mask on the View CLM Masks page.
  • Selecting this will allow you to change the Start Date and “Masked” Dest City/St/ETA fields.
  • Once changes are saved the masks will be applied across RSInet.
  • The Edit page also provides a list of CLM Sightings that are being masked.

Closing out a Mask:

  • The CLM masks will automatically “End” when the next Shipment Creation (‘*’), Release (‘W’), or Pull (‘X’) CLM is received
    • This will keep the masked data for the date range but not apply mask to new sightings.
  • You also have the option of Inactivating the Mask
    • This will revert to the original CLM data for the date range (un-masked).

 

4/27/2018 18.2
FSC display bug fixed Rates

Fixed a bug where the wrong FSC Value was showing on some pages in RSInet (New/Edit Rates, View Pattern Rates). Value displayed was a couple months old. Showing correct values in all FSC display locations. No Issues with Accruals during this.

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Track & Trace Report RSI Admin

This is basically the “Customer Service” tool from Rail Monitor now in RSInet (Update/Create CS Logs en masse). Should have same options and functions as the RM tool. “Track and Trace Report” is located under the RSI Admin tab.

Basics: Open filters tool and add filters as needed (filters tool will be locked to page in future). Select the checkboxes for the equipment you want to EITHER “Update” existing Logs or Create “New” Logs for – and click the related button (Update/New are done separately – like RM tool).

A new section will pop into the page with list of Equipment and the familiar CS Log options that will be applied.

“Update”: User must select 1 option (checkbox) under “Service Request Info” and provide an entry/selection for the related field.

“New”: User must select ALL options (checkboxes) under “Service Request Info” and provide an entry/selection for ALL related fields (checkboxes should load pre-selected when using “New”).

When complete with selection options and providing entry/selection for each then click “Save”. This will Create/Update the logs and then automatically refresh the page so it shows the most recent logs in the index grid

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Trinity Credits bug fixed Accounting (View Freight Bills)

Fixed a bug where the Index and Batch Updates were NOT saving Negative (-) vaues ($).

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Track & Trace Report Bug fixes RSInet Admin (Track & Trace)

Fixed multiple bugs that were reported after the T&T page was uploaded to BETA:

1. Fixed Loophole where users could select the Update button on Cars that needed New Logs (and vice-versa).

2. Locked filters on page. Filters need for Submit button which allows page to automatically refresh. If fitlers manualyl remove from page, the page will NOT auto-update after updating/adding new logs.

3. Widened the Note column – but we are still looking into allowing data wrapping for columns in this page (not in RSInet currently).

4. Updated the “Railroad” filter so that ONLY the RRs that show on teh page appear in the filter’s dropdown. This should match the “Railroad” filter in RM.

5. Corrected bug where Creator/Created date not saving to Log or Notes from T&T page. They now save on both the log and notes.

 

4/27/2018 18.2
View Client action bug fix RSI Admin / View Clients

Fixed a bug where the View Client action was not showing all Client details. There were sections not showing under View that were showing under Edit action. Corrected so both View and Edit show the same details for clients

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Fixed “Edit Vendor” Bug RSI Admin

Corrected a bug where only Super Admins were allowed to use the “Edit” action on the View Vendor page. Now all “RSI” roles can access Edit Vendor action [Employee, Admin, Super Admin]

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Freight Bill Upload Bug Fix – FXE Accounting (New Freight Bills)

Updated the logic for the FB Importer to allow a new formatting of FXE Freight Bills to be imported

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Freight Bill Upload Enhancement – BNSF Accs. Accounting (New Freight Bills)

Added logic to the FB Importer to allow BNSF Accessorial Bills to be imported – Diversion, Switch & Demurrage formats only

 

4/27/2018 18.2
View EDI 417s in RSInet Manage 417s (Shipments)

Added a “View EDI” action to the Monitor 417 page that will allow you to view the EDI 417 itself within RSInet. Similar layout as the View EDI action for the EDI 404s

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Add/Remove Shipment Reference Accounting (New Freight Bills)

Added ability to Add/Remove Shipment References (i.e. BOL) in the Create Shipment action (1st page) from the View Freight Bill page

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Unit Train Indicator Shipments

We are now creating/sending (EDI 404) and handling/receiving (EDI 417) the proper EDI code for Unit Trains (BNX03 = “U”).

 

4/27/2018 18.2
Fixed Loaded Demurrage Report Total bug Reports

Fixed a bug where the Total line on the Excel output for the Loaded Demurrage Report was NOT showing.

 

4/27/2018 18.2
“Load Limit” Output and Filter added View Shipments

Added Output and Filter for “Load Limit” to the View Shipments page. This shows the maximum weight of commodity that can be added to the equipment. Data pulled from the Load Limit field on View Equipment pages.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
 “Modified” & “Created” Outputs/Filters  View Pattern Rates

Added Output and Filtering options to the View Pattern Rates page for each Rate’s “Created” & “Modified” Dates – Created Date 1, Created Date 2, Created Date 3, Modified Date 1, Modified Date 2, Modified Date 3.  These are optional and can be added via the Filters tool (output tab). This supplies data on the Initial Created Date and most recent Modified Date.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
Inactive Contacts Bug Fix Contacts

Fixed a bug where inactive contacts were being sent correspondence (Emails, Faxes) from RSInet for data such as BOLs and Reports.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
“Output Type” Bug Fix in Reports  Saved Reports

Fixed a bug where the “Output Type” of Saved Reports were being marked with an type of “Undefined” which prevented the report from being Run, Edited and Distributed when set with that “Output Type”.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
 Enhanced Filtering  All (filter tool)

 Updated Filtering for Equipment #s, BOL #s and/or FB #s on select pages in RSInet. This enhancement will allow you to filter for multiple items without the need for a separator (like a “;”). This feature was already in place for Equipment # searches (“Equals” only) on View Shipments page, but has been expanded:

Enhanced View Freight Bills page filters added:

  • FB # [Equals & Contains]
  • Equipment [Contains]
  • BOL # [Equals & Contains]

Enhanced View Shipments page filters added:

  • Equipment [Contains]
  • BOL # [Equals & Contains]

 

2/9/2018 18.1
 Implement “Auto-Close” on CS Logs Service Logs

Added rules that will automatically close/inactivate Service Logs based on CLM data:

“Common Delay” Service Logs will now Auto-Close when we get any sighting after the CLM that triggered the Common Delay log to open – [At that point the car is considered beyond the “delay” that caused log to open].

“Car in Interchange” Service Logs will now Auto-Close when we get any sighting after the CLM that triggered the Car in Interchange log to open AND as long as the Sight Code (SC) is not an Interchange Code (“R” or “J”) – [At that point the car is considered to be beyond the interchange point; if we received non-interchange Sight Codes]

 

2/9/2018 18.1
Time Zones on Shipments  Shipments / Patterns

New feature that allows users to set a Time Zone to a Pattern or when submitting a New Shipment. RSInet data is set to Eastern Time by default.

Pattern Level: Users can Create New or Edit Patterns to set a Time Zone in the Routing Information section of pattern pages. Any new shipments entered using that pattern going forward will be created with that Time Zone (unless changed on New Shipment page when creating the shipment). The “Ship Date” field will be adjusted to the current time for the time zone selected – based on when the New Shipment page was access.

New Shipment Level: Users can change the Time Zone on the New Shipment page in the Shipment Options section prior to submitting the Shipment. By default, the Time Zone in New Shipment page is set to the Time Zone set on the Pattern (see “Pattern Level”)  or it will be set to Eastern if not set on Pattern. When a Time Zone is changed on the New Shipment page, the  “Ship Date” field will be adjusted to the current time for the time zone selected – based on when the New Shipment page was access.

There are also related outputs and filters on the View Shipments and View Patterns pages

 

2/9/2018 18.1
 Empty Demurrage Report Reports

New Feature to track and calculate Demurrage on Empty Cars. While the outcome is similar to the Loaded Demurrage Reporting tools, the process to track and collect data is much different: Empty is using SPLC (location) data directly to trigger demurrage (shipment not needed). Loaded is using Shipments and related Shipping Parties created within RSInet to trigger demurrage.

The Manage Empty Demurrage page is under the Customer SVC section of the RSInet menu. This page will list all Active Demurrage Settings and allow you to Edit, View and Delete them using the actions next to each setting. Also on this page is a “Create” button, click that and it will take you to a page to create the Empty Demurrage Settings and Rules.

To Create a New Setting, Select the Days that the location is serviced in “Switch Schedule”; Enter a “Station State” (will populate the Station City dropdown); select the “Station City” from dropdown. At this point RSInet will provide the SLPC for that location – you can only create one Empty Demurrage Setting for a SPLC. Now enter the “Initial Sight Code(s)” that will trigger the start of the demurrage clock (starts when a CLM matching the Initial Sight Code and the SPLC above is received); then select a “Release Sight Code” from dropdown to stop demurrage clock (stops when we get a CLM matching the Release Sight Code and is after the Initial Sight Code that started the clock).

Now you can add Demurrage Rules via the “Add Empty Demurrage Rule” button – you can add as many Rule “Tiers” as you want, but days must be continuous between the tiers (no overlap or gaps in days). First select the “Equipment Types” you want to collect demurrage data for. Next select the “Start Days” – this is the range of days to apply this rule tier (if “3 to 8” then demurrage clock starts on day 3 and ends on day 8). Also, if using multiple Rules this is where you need to ensure continuous days. You can enter an optional “Placed Cut Off Time” that will indicate the time of day the Carrier no longer services the location. You can then enter the “Charge Amount” – this is the amount per day, per car that will be accrued. Finally you can enter a Credit Amount (first tier only) – this will allow you to give credits for a car released prior to the Start Days in tier 1.

You can now add any additional Rule Tiers following the same instructions above – using continuous days. Save once complete.

The Empty Demurrage Report can be found under the Reports tab in the RSInet menu. You can adjust the “Demurrage Report Dates” to your needs for reporting – Demurrage is generally calculated on the 2nd of each month, for the previous month so “Last Month” is the default option. Then you can run in your browser by using the Submit button or use Download to Excel to export directly. You can also adjust the Output options or save a Demurrage Report using the related tabs in the filter tool. The Report output is Grouped by location (SPLC) and provides the total charges and credits for a single equipment, along with other supplemental data.

If you have further questions please reach out to your RSI Logistics Representative

 

2/9/2018 18.1
FB Summary Tab bug fixes View Shipment Action

1. Fixed bug where the FB Summary tab would NOT show the related FB data until a “Status had been assigned” – Corrected so now the FB data should show without the manually “touching” of the related 410 FBs in RSInet.

2. Fixed Bug where FB Summary tab was duplicating accruals if car was showing more then once per carrier – Corrected so now will show blank/null when the equipment is showing more then the first instance.

3. Fixed bug where the Shipment BOL and Carrier where not showing if there was no Accrual for the carrier (even if we got a Freight Bill) – Corrected so now FB Summary tab will show Shipment BOL and Carrier when we have FB, even if we don’t have accrual.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
Historical CLM Look-Up Report SSRS Reporting

This SSRS report (not in RSInet) can be used to find any particular CLM data we have using a multitude of filtering options. Similar to the Trace Report in RSInet but NOT limited to the most recent CLM we have. One known use that drove the creation of this was to see where equipment was last located at the end of last year (i.e. 12/31/2016) for tax purposes. This is accessing ALL CLMs so is a very data heavy report – depending on filtering options it may take time to return results.

SSRS can be found here: http://rsidb1/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx?ItemPath=%2fRSINet-Reports

 

2/9/2018 18.1
FB Importer Bug Fixes New Freight Bill

1. Fixed bug where a space in the BOL # field (on PDF file) caused the Importer to fail (Short-Line format) – Corrected so FB Importer will correctly handle space in BOL # Fields and import full BOL #.

2. Fixed bug where INRD bills were not being imported due to the FSC being pulled from the wrong area of FB (PDF File) – Corrected so that the FB Importer looks for the FSC under the Freight column.

3. Fixed bug where missing values in the “Prepaid” section of file cause the import to fail – corrected so it pulls the values from the totals

 

2/9/2018 18.1
FB Importer Enhancements New Freight Bill

NS Accessorial Bills (1) and CPRS Freight Bills (2) can now be can be uploaded to RSInet using the Import FB tool. Located on the New Freight Bill page for all clients.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
RSI Admin Tiers All/Edit Users

The general “RSI Admin” user role has been split into 3 levels of RSI Administration – each with varying levels of access to a Users and Clients pages.

RSI Super Admin (Gail/Randy) Restrictions: NONE – Can do everything the previous “RSI Admin” could do.

RSI Admin (Managers) Restrictions: Cannot Create/Edit/Delete Clients; Cannot assign RSI Admin or RSI Super Admin roles to users (can only create users with less access).

RSI Employee (everyone else) Restrictions: Cannot Create/Edit/Delete Clients; Cannot assign RSI Employee, RSI Admin or RSI Super Admin roles to users (can only create users with less access [i.e. Client Users]); Cannot add/remove clients to/from any client switcher (done by Admin/Super).

 

2/9/2018 18.1
“Equipment Info” tab addition View Freight Bill

Added a new “Equipment Info” tab to the Associated Bill Information action (from View Freight Bills page). This will display the Equipment Detail Info that was being displayed by the Rail Monitor (RM) tool called “TAS File Report“. All that data can easily be pulled from RSInet.

Note: Currently data is only fed to us by Trinity but we could add more clients (would have to match up format)

 

2/9/2018 18.1
FSC Bug Fixes & Enhancements FSC pages

1. Preventing Duplicates on Mass Update FSC page.

2. Remove Time from the date picker on Mass Update page.

3. Ensuring the Current FSC always shows in View FSC Page (index). Added ability to view Future FSC rates on View FSC page (including eff/exp dates).

4. Added Eff/Exp dates for Current Rate on View FSC page.

5. Hid “Previous” rate from showing in View/Edit FSC Code. 6. Removed Fuel Price Index from next to Index Dropdown (view/edit Code).

6. Other cosmetic enhancements

 

2/9/2018 18.1
Dispute Car Count Discrepancy View Freight Bills

Added a validation check when the Ship ID is being assigned to a Freight Bill in RSInet. The system will compare the Shipment Car Count to the Freight Bill Car Count. If they DO NOT MATCH then the Freight Bill will automatically be assigned the “Dispute” Status. Users can manually set to another Status afterward, but this will ensure these FBs with Car Count discrepancies are reviewed

 

2/9/2018 18.1
No “OK to Pay” without Ship ID View Freight Bills

Added a validation check that will require a Ship ID prior to a Freight Bill being “Approved” (put into “OK to Pay” Status). Basically if the Ship ID is blank on a Freight Bill in RSInet then users WILL NOT be able to assign the FB to the “OK to Pay” Status. Added this Validation at: New Freight Bill (page) & Associated Bill Information (action). This validation already existed in other areas: 410 FB Creation (auto), Batch Update Freight Bill tool & Index Update Freight Bill tool.

 

2/9/2018 18.1
Prevent “Passing” events (CLMs) All Trace Locations

We are now preventing “Passing” CLM/Sightings from coming to us – filtered at Railinc before sent to us. A “Passing” sighting is a Departure (P) sighting not preceded by an Arrival (A) sighting

 

2/9/2018 18.1