Food Connex and Elite EXTRA Partner to Optimize Routing and Dispatching

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Blog, Industry Insights

Food Connex and Elite EXTRA Partner to Optimize Routing and Dispatching

April 8, 2020 – Food Connex, a CAI Software company, in conjunction with Elite EXTRA, a product of Applied Data Consultants announced that the companies have partnered to integrate Elite EXTRA, the top-rated routing and dispatch solution with CAI’s Food Connex cloud-based, order and inventory management software.

The companies will demonstrate the combined solution in a live webinar on Wednesday, April 8th from 2:00 – 2:45 EST.

Jon Ward, Vice President and Chief Sales Officer (CSO) for Elite EXTRA said, “The Food Connex and Elite EXTRA best-in-class-technology solution allows food distributors to streamline their daily workflows, while providing complete visibility, from order entry through delivery.  The combined solution allows for each user to configure features to match their specific needs based on their own operational workflows.  This easy-to-use solution gets the product distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible all while being able to complete an implementation in a time frame to match the distributors needs.”

Designed to streamline the delivery process, and even let you dispatch remotely, this configurable web-based platform integrates directly with the Food Connex ERP software, providing visibility of all your delivery orders on one screen and enabling you to:

  • dispatch from home by simply logging into Food Connex on your home computer;
  • expedite deliveries by optimizing routes according to delivery time windows, and quickly dispatch optimized routes to your drivers in real-time and make changes to their routes on the fly;
  • notify customers via email or text alerts so they know when to expect their deliveries;
  • take a quick photo of the delivered product for proof of delivery while maintaining social distancing recommendations; and,
  • connect your drivers to your customers — expand your reach and increase revenue.  

Your drivers utilize a light-weight mobile application that allows them to see their route information, get turn-by-turn driving directions to their destinations, and communicate directly with the dispatcher. Once they arrive at the delivery destination, they are able to take pictures, collect signatures, and enter notes to ensure the delivery was successful.

“Keeping the food service supply chain moving during this time of uncertainty, and getting product where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, can be challenging,” said Frank Motta, Senior Vice President for CAI Software. “The combination of Food Connex and Elite EXTRA will help meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, grocery and specialty food distributors efficiently manage their delivery resources and provide excellent service to their customers during these extraordinary times.” 

To learn more about Food Connex and Elite EXTRA contact

 About Elite EXTRA 

Elite EXTRA, a product of Applied Data Consultants, is an advanced dispatch management tool that provides cutting-edge dispatch, routing and tracking services globally. With over 25 years of innovation, experience, and a large base of customers who trust us as partners to power their deliveries, the software allows clients to create optimized routes quickly, dispatch to your drivers, and track them all in real-time. For safety, drivers can take a photo for proof of delivery, rather than gathering a signature. The set-up process is quick and easy to ensure that any delivery or service business can be more efficient during these turbulent times. For more information visit  

About Food Connex

Food Connex is cloud-based order entry, inventory and finance management software for protein and specialty food processors and distributors as well as providers of dry goods, provisions and specialty items. Food Connex simplifies sales order entry, purchasing, shipping and invoicing. The software provides integrated cost yielding, recipe management, and production labeling utilities and its integration with QuickBooks general ledger, accounts receivables and payable provides a full-featured system that can handle all aspects of your workflow. Business owners appreciate built-in profit margin management and everyone benefits from the safety, traceability and quality control. 

 About CAI Software, LLC

CAI Software, LLC is a recognized leader in the delivery of on-demand enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management systems, software, network integration and business consulting services to market-leading companies in the building materials, food processing, precious metals and discrete manufacturing/distribution industries. We are headquartered in Rhode Island, USA. For more information visit

Colton Ward

Colton Ward


Colton Ward is our Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Elite EXTRA. Unofficially, he also likes to call himself the company's "Marketing Video Producer" so he can claim the title: "MVP". On a typical work day, you can find him coordinating product and brand marketing efforts, working on Elite EXTRA's next video, or building out the company's website. When not at work, he enjoys boating and skiing his way around Wisconsin's beautiful lakes!

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