Urgent deliveries are often sent via parcel service and delivered by express service providers. Each service provider needs "their own" specific shipping labels to ensure efficient delivery to the customer.
Transport service providers and forwarding companies with a certified SAP interface can print shipping labels directly from SAP R/3 as of Release 4.6 or SAP EWM using the Extended Express Ship Interface integrated in SAP TM/EWM.
Furthermore, SAP makes it possible to obtain the data required to enable online shipment status services via the service providers' tracking numbers, and to allocate dispatch or delivery and also to print service provider-specific delivery lists (manifests) and shipping labels.
In addition, the track-and-trace functions of various service providers can be integrated in SAP. Both the sender and recipient thus have the possibility to retrieve status information about the shipment of the package at any time via the internet.