The Incoming Tenders area is where you will see the load tenders that your customer is sending you electronically through EDI. You must first have an established EDI connection with your customer for this feature to work.
From here you will have the ability to Accept or Reject the load tenders. Once you Accept the load tender, you will be prompted to build a load from the details of the load tender.
Note: All AscendTMS accounts come with default Permission Groups. By default, Standard Users do not have access to the EDI Permission. Your account Administrator can update these Permissions within your Customized Permissions Groups.
Step. 1 - One of the first things you will want to do is turn on the notification/alerts for incoming load tenders. To do this, go to Settings > Configure your alerts.
Step. 2 - You will want to add an alert, give it a description, select "Receipt of Incoming Tender" under Alert On, and then select the users who will be alerted.
Step. 3 - Once alerts have been set you will be notified of incoming load tenders. And once you have received an EDI Load Tender, you will be able to view it by going to EDI / Tenders > Incoming Tenders.
Step 4. - To interact with an EDI tender, you select the one you want to either accept or reject and pick the proper option.
Step 5. - If you select the View / Process Tender you will be able to match the customer name, equipment type, locations, etc. to what you have stored in Ascend.
Step 6. - Once every field has been populated you will be able to click on green Accept and Build Load which appears in the bottom right-hand corner in the above screenshot.
Once you complete this step, your customer/trading partner will be notified that you have accepted the load tender and the load will be built in AscendTMS . You will see the load number appear notifying you that the load was built and which load number to look up when you are ready to review/update the load.