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What is Beacon?

Beacon’s supply chain visibility platform equips supply chain and logistics teams with a powerful suite of real-time transportation tracking, analysis, planning and collaboration tools that help them take greater control of their supply chains.

From tracking ocean and air freight to analysing carrier performance, emissions reporting and route planning, Beacon helps organisations gain a single view of their goods, manage risk and reduce the total cost of their supply chain operations.

Who Uses Beacon?

Not provided by vendor

Where can Beacon be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Beacon Technologies

Beacon support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and 2 others

Languages

English

Beacon pricing

Starting Price:

US$199.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Beacon does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Beacon paid version starts at US$199.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Beacon Technologies

Beacon support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and 2 others

Languages

English

Beacon videos and images

Beacon Software - A centralised hub and single source of truth for tracking all of your ocean and air freight
Beacon Software - Set notifications to be alerted when shipments are at risk so you can focus your time and energy on the things that matter
Beacon Software - Generate a reliable understanding of the environmental footprint of your logistics operations with centralised carbon emissions reporting
Beacon Software - Actionable supply chain intelligence helps you make data-backed decisions that drive efficiency, improve reliability and lets you hold supply chain partners accountable
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Beacon Software - A centralised hub and single source of truth for tracking all of your ocean and air freight
Beacon Software - Set notifications to be alerted when shipments are at risk so you can focus your time and energy on the things that matter
Beacon Software - Generate a reliable understanding of the environmental footprint of your logistics operations with centralised carbon emissions reporting
Beacon Software - Actionable supply chain intelligence helps you make data-backed decisions that drive efficiency, improve reliability and lets you hold supply chain partners accountable

Features of Beacon

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Status Tracking

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Reviews of Beacon

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
5.0
Features
4.8
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
60%
4
40%
david
Group Logistics Manager in UK
Food & Beverages, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

TATA Consumer Products GB Limited

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: 1st class, support provided more than justified our decision to nominate Beacon

Pros:

The professional partnership and willingness to work with us to deliver a control tower solution tailored to our needs. We always Beacon was fully engaged in meeting our own internal targets.

Cons:

We have found nothing to dislike, support has been first class.

Christian
Supply Chain Manager in UK
Food Production, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Visualize your global Supply Chain

4.0 5 months ago

Comments: Friendly team, superb customer service, keen to learn about our business needs and adjust the system to it. Very smooth relationship so far.

Pros:

Transparent overview of your Supply Chain and brilliant visualization. Scroll over the ships and you know what products are close to arrive. Easy search function to keep an eye on critical products (you can also flag them to see those on the landing page). Creation of boards to share with your team or other stakeholders. Carbon emissions reporting included, which will become more important for Scope 3 reporting. An overall great tool to keep an eye on your Supply Chain.

Cons:

There is not a lot to add here. The team is going the extra mile for you to come up with new software tools or workarounds where needed. But there are two areas for improvement: 1. Development of an App 2. Using of the BOL instead of just the container number

Beacon Technologies Response

5 months ago

Thanks for your review, Christian. Glad to hear you are enjoying your experience with Beacon and finding the platform easy to use!

Alex
Transport and Import Planner in UK
Food Production, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

a great system

4.0 5 months ago

Pros:

quick and easy to get shipment updates and correct ETA I like that new elements are being continually added, amended ect to system so that Beacon are clearly changing with the industry Customer service support is fantastic, when do have issues get quick response to answer/fix.

Cons:

It is built around containers, for shipments of more then 1 container per BOL which we as a company mainly have (shipments of 10-20 containers per BOL) we cannot use the system to it's full potential I would also like to have more control over customization of how the system displays data.

Beacon Technologies Response

4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, Alex. Glad to hear you're finding Beacon to be a quick and easy solution for shipment tracking. The team is researching track by BOL, and we hope to have more updates to share on that front soon!

Chris
COO in UK
Hospital & Health Care, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best Tracking Platform on the Market

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Dream come true so simple and easy a real time saver

Pros:

quick and easy to use super easy UI and flexablity to track all in one please and share is a dream

Cons:

None so far i love it makes my job so much easier

colin
Logistics Co ordinator and Data Analyst in UK
Food & Beverages, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Consolidation of data

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: Good overall experience, easy to navigate and interrogate with many benefits to be had currently and even more so as we work to enhance further.

Pros:

Real live data on status of our containers all in one place instead of having to interrogate all of the individual shipping websites. Also numerous filters to interrogate your data and usefull live board to share specific information privately to other parties. Accurate information on dwell times and pinch points on the journey of your container to understand your lead times.

Cons:

Once we have all API connectivity and we can see our ref data connected to our containers i cannot think of any particular cons to this product

Beacon Technologies Response

5 months ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience Colin! Happy to hear you've been getting value from the platform and are enjoying the benefits of a single source of truth for container tracking.