2020 TMS Buyer's Guide

Tags: Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Transportation Management

Supply chain disruptions created by the global pandemic, shifting capacity, fluctuating fuel costs, and demanding e-commerce customer requirements are raising shipper and carrier interest in transportation management systems (TMS).

A variety of solutions are available to meet every company’s unique needs. From cloud-based, on-demand, web-hosted applications to traditional licensing installations, over the road, on the rail, containerized, or parcel, TMS vendors and service providers are expanding their offerings to target specific end-user requirements.

Because the choices can be overwhelming, Inbound Logistics offers this annual guide of some top TMS providers and solutions that can put you on the right road toward improved transportation management and performance, regardless of the business conditions.

360data

www.360data.com | 920-882-5222

Product: 360data TMS
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Integrates with ERP systems or operates as a standalone. Full functionality without large capital investment.

3Gtms

www.3gtms.com | 203-567-4610

Product: 3G-TM
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Manages the full order-to-cash transportation cycle for 3PLs, brokers, freight forwarders, and shippers.

3rdwave/Blinco Systems

www.3rdwave.co | 416-510-8800

Product: 3rdwave iTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides beneficial cargo owners with a completely integrated international TMS solution. Manages and controls freight contracts, track and trace, pier priority control, and drayage. Extensive reporting and analytics.

4flow

www.4flow.com

Product: 4flow vista
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Integrates supply chain optimization and transportation management—from strategic design to tactical planning and daily execution, including claims.

Acuitive Solutions

www.acuitivesolutions.com | 704-847-4997

Product: Global TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Targets the international ocean, dray, airfreight, and inbound small package execution needs of large and mid-sized shippers and retailers.

Agistix

www.agistix.com | 650-362-2000

Product: Agistix
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Centralizes inbound, outbound, and third-party shipments across all carriers and modes.

Alpega

na.alpegagroup.com | 877-763-3240

Product: Alpega TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Connects carriers, customers, and suppliers via one platform to collaboratively manage end-to-end transportation workflows, from planning and optimization through freight settlement. Supports multimode, global networks.

AndSoft

www.andsoft.com | 352 24 52 1-413

Product: e-TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Encompasses the complete process of transporting goods, from order entry to transfer to accounting, including the planning, dispatching, execution tracking, invoicing, and reporting KPI phases.

AR Traffic

www.artraffic.com | 212-736-8565

Product: CalcRate
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Allows users to see shipment costs before shipping, consolidate shipments, and perform advanced analytics to visualize and control their freight spend.

AscendTMS

www.thefreetms.com | 813-681-5000

Product: AscendTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Manages any logistics operation for freight shippers, brokers, and trucking companies from small single-person logistics operations to multi-billion-dollar international corporations. 100% free to use for the basic system, requires no downloads or installations, is mobile certified, and provides full enterprise-level TMS features.

Blue Yonder

www.blueyonder.com | 833-532-4764

Product: Luminate Logistics
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Transforms transportation operations by managing both inbound and outbound, and integrating supplier and carrier collaboration tools.

BluJay Solutions

www.blujaysolutions.com | 866-584-7280

Product: Transportation Management Software
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Provides process automation and collaboration in a single workflow for freight moves across all modes.

Blume Global

www.blumeglobal.com | 510-844-3000

Product: Blume Visibility
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Combines TMS features with a global trade management system and real-time tracking to provide end-to-end logistics data.

CargoSmart

www.cargosmart.ai | 408-325-760

Product: CargoSmart Transportation Management
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides global shipment management solutions for collaboration, visibility, and predictive insights that leverage artificial intelligence and IoT to optimize supply chain planning and operations.

Carrier Logistics

www.carrierlogistics.com | 914-332-0300

Product: FACTS: TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Helps manage dispatching, freight bill entry, mobile communications, call logging, general ledger, and Internet tracing.

CDM Software Solutions

www.s-c-technology.com | 972-469-3082

Product: CDM Web Freight
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Includes agent data exchange, a drag-and-drop document manager, global shipment compliance, and customer tracking at the shipment and commodity level.

Cheetah Software Systems

www.cheetah.com | 805-373-7111

Product: Cheetah LOOP
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Allows users to build and dispatch optimized route plans. Plans around all variables and constraints, providing users with the ability to assess impact and analyze route alternatives.

ClearDestination

www.cleardestination.com | 866-498-4491

Product: Delivery Management Solution
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Features end-to-end delivery management solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and carriers.

ClearTrack

www.cleartrack.com | 877-377-4400

Product: Clarity Shipment & Order Visibility
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Allows manufacturers, brands, and retailers to track goods, orders, and shipments from origin to destination anywhere in the world with geomaps, dashboards, and business analytics.

Clearview Audit

www.clearviewaudit.com | 855-737-3444

Product: TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides real-time control over freight carriers in one portal, accessible online from all client-designated users.

Command Alkon

www.commandalkon.com | 800-624-1872

Product: HaulIt
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally)
Description: Integrates logistics with sales to streamline quoting, dispatch, and billing for transportation management; matches needs to available trucks; and dispatches instructions to cab.

CT Logistics

www.ctlogistics.com | 216-267-2000

Product: FreitRater
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides global freight quotes from multiple carriers in all modes, least-cost analysis, automated shipment execution, real-time status information reporting, and searching and data mining.

CTSI-Global

www.ctsi-global.com | 888-836-5135

Product: TMS
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Empowers U.S. and global shippers and 3PLs to plan and execute transportation and fully integrate with CTSI-Global's freight audit and payment, business intelligence, and managed services.

Descartes Systems Group

www.descartes.com | 800-419-8495

Product: Descartes Transportation | Management
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Modular solution with standard and advanced functionality for transportation operations of any size. Leverages the Descartes Global Logistics Network to connect carriers and trading partners.

Echo Global Logistics

www.echo.com | 800-354-7993

Product: EchoTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Leverages AI, machine learning, and load-matching algorithms to create a flexible and effective system for shippers, carriers, and managed transportation clients.

Elemica

www.elemica.com | 770-241-3950

Product: Elemica MOVE
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: An inbound and outbound logistics automation suite of products. Users can connect to and collaborate with logistics service providers for logistics execution, visibility, site logistics, and freight cost management.

Fortigo

www.fortigo.com | 512-372-8884

Product: TMS & Freight Audit Software
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides an on-demand TMS, freight audit, and vendor portal solution. Products are based on a carrier-neutral platform.

Freightgate

www.freightgate.net | 714-799-2833

Product: Freightgate
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Offers supply chain collaboration and visibility, interactive online sailing schedules, multimodal and multifactor routing, quote management, regulatory compliance, and automated e-invoice audits.

Freightview

www.freightview.com | 913-353-6188

Product: Freightview
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Helps small and mid-sized businesses streamline quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting for LTL shipments. Supports multiple users and API access.

GlobalTranz

www.globaltranz.com | 866-275-1407

Product: GTZconnect TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Features an enterprise TMS for shippers, 3PLs, and carriers. Provides multimode rating, routing, optimization, and visibility with asset/carrier management, predictive analytics, integration, and freight pay and audit.

GTG Technology Group

www.gtgtechnologygroup.com | 281-826-5750

Product: Intermodal Management System & Extensions
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Manages global transportation management systems for intermodal, brokerage, and drayage transportation companies of all sizes. All-inclusive software including EDI, document imaging, and integrated accounting.

Haven

www.haveninc.com | 888-838-3868

Product: Haven TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides singular shipping capabilities with one platform that includes booking, tracking, data analysis, and payment to allow global shipping teams to work more efficiently and reduce costs.

HighJump

www.mile.com | 800-776-6706

Product: TMS Solutions
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Offers a single platform for transportation and logistics management for truckload carriers, freight brokers, and outsourced logistics providers.

Highway 905

www.highway905.com | 908-874-4867

Product: Highway 905 Transportation Management System
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Allows shippers to optimize transportation costs with flexible freight rate management and audit, smarter carrier selection, and efficient load consolidations.

Infor

www.infor.com | 646-336-1700

Product: Network Transportation | Management
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Control tower orchestration provides multimodal transportation visibility and synchronized, multiparty, multileg planning, in addition to freight procurement and optimized, automated execution.

Intellect Technologies

www.intellecttech.com | 609-454-3170

Product: Intellect eFreight
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Manages shipping and logistics operations securely and profitably. Covers ocean, air, and ground modes, and can be implemented regionally or globally.

IntelliTrans

www.intellitrans.com | 800-551-8815

Product: IntelliTrans TMS
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides complete operational and analytical capabilities and visibility, and integrates with TransCore's fixed and handheld readers.

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

www.leancor.com | 859-283-9933

Product: TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Connects into any material requirements planning system through API connections to give planners, receiving teams, shipping teams, and customers real-time visibility.

Logility

www.logility.com | 800-762-5207

Product: Logility Voyager Solutions
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Automates multimodal shipment planning, execution, and freight accounting. Supports automated, unattended operation by monitoring activities with real-time alerts. Analyzes productivity using KPIs to deliver reports.

Logistix Solutions

www.logistixsolutions.com | 571-426-5951

Product: Logix
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally)
Description: Incorporates robust transportation planning and distribution network optimization for freight management routing and scheduling, LTL shipment consolidation, load optimization, mode selection, backhaul optimization, and driver/vehicle scheduling.

Logistyx Technologies

www.logistyx.com | 847-884-1940

Product: Logistyx TME
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Combines advanced business intelligence and a global network of more than 8,500 carrier services to enable on-time delivery and increase revenue per shipment.

Made4net

www.made4net.com | 800-M4N-1041

Product: SCExpert Platform
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Includes a suite of integrated warehousing and transportation modules that can be individually deployed, modified, or combined as needed based on business requirements.

Manhattan Associates

www.manh.com | 770-955-7070

Product: TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Improves carrier collaboration and connectivity, delivering network-wide visibility to enable strategic and operational planning, execution, and real-time route adjustments to improve efficiencies.

MercuryGate

www.mercurygate.com | 919-469-8057

Product: TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Manages all stages of the transportation life cycle—planning, selling, execution, and settlement.

Navegate

www.navegate.com | 800-944-2471

Product: Navegate
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Includes a software platform for supply chain, logistics, customs, transportation, and vendor management. Provides API and full customer integration and customization.

Next Generation Logistics

www.nextgeneration.com | 847-963-0007

Product: Dynamics TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Enables effective and efficient transportation decisions through a complete enterprise transportation management planning and execution suite.

Nulogx

www.nulogx.com | 905-486-1162

Product: TMSO
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Supports all the activities necessary to manage and execute the full life cycle of the transportation process.

One Network Enterprises

www.onenetwork.com | 866-302-1936

Product: Intelligent Logistics
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Covers the full life cycle of transportation processes, including procurement, contracting, shipment planning, execution and tracking, yard management, appointment scheduling, and financial/claims settlement.

Optimize Worldwide Transportation Solutions

www.meadowlarkcompanies.com | 406-237-0852

Product: OPTIMIZE
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides an end-to-end solution for domestic and international logistics. Analyzes the supply chain for savings, boosts efficiency, and cuts waste to optimize each shipment.

Optym

www.axele.com | 833-462-9353

Product: Axele
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Optimizes truckload operations with a software platform that eases decision-making about trip plans and load selection, plus a mobile app that streamlines communication.

Oracle

www.oracle.com | 800-633-0738

Product: Transportation Management Cloud
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Manages all transportation activity throughout global supply chains. Supports shippers and 3PLs, and applies to basic transportation needs and/or highly complex logistics requirements.

Paragon Software Systems

www.paragontruckrouting.com | 972-731-4308

Product: Routing and Scheduling Software
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally)
Description: Improves the efficiency of route planning by maximizing the use of all drivers and vehicles, reducing fuel costs, and improving the accuracy of ETAs.

Pierbridge

www.pierbridge.com | 508-630-1220

Product: Transtream Multicarrier Management Solution
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: One platform automates rating, shipping, and tracking for all major parcel, LTL, and local carriers in warehouse, store, shopping cart, and office environments.

Port TMS

www.porttms.com | 877-767-8867

Product: Port TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Improves automation of carrier management and document transactions, streamlines workflow with visibility, and eliminates mistakes with digital double-check.

Princeton TMX

www.princetontmx.com | 800-435-4691

Product: Transportation Management Software
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides tools to improve efficiency, freight spend, load-planning execution, and settlement, as well as optimize carrier selection.

ProShip

www.proshipinc.com | 800-353-7774

Product: Transtream Parcel TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Handles shipping automation, advanced rating, tracking, and business rule processing to reduce costs per shipment at increased scale of performance.

QAD Precision

www.precisionsoftware.com | 312-239-1630

Product: International Shipment Execution and Global Trade Management
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Streamlines shipment execution, automates business processes, and handles freight payments. Allows users to rate, route, produce labels, and manage service levels for any shipment mode.

Quad Express

www.shipquadexpress.com | 323-336-6700

Product: Silver Express
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website
Description: Provides web-based access to domestic LTL, PTL, truckload, intermodal, domestic and international air and ocean rates, EDI booking, shipment tracking, custom reports, and more.

Ramco Logistics Software

www.ramco.com | 609-620-4800

Product: Logistics ERP
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Works across a multimodal transport network and manages all key processes covering shipment order management, planning, execution, documentation, and billing.

RateLinx

www.ratelinx.com | 262-565-6150

Product: ShipLinx
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Allows optimization, reporting, and visibility across all carriers and modes with advanced rate modeling, business rules, a freight marketplace, and small-parcel compliance.

Revenova

www.revenova.com | 312-319-5413

Product: RevenovaTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: A CRM-powered multimodal TMS all the way through to accounting, built entirely on the Salesforce.com platform. Fully integrated customer and carrier portals.

SaaS Transportation

web.saastransportation.com | 844-722-7763

Product: e-Transportation TMS Software
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Features a TMS developed around API and EDI, allowing for easy connectivity to hundreds of carriers.

SAP

www.sap.com | 800-872-1727

Product: SAP Transportation Management
Platform: Hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Enables users to manage all inbound and outbound domestic and international freight in the same environment, and provides traceability and visibility of orders, shipments, items, and logistics processes.

ShippersEdge TMS

www.shippersedgetms.com | 952-777-4421

Product: Transportation Management System
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides an affordable and capable solution for small to mid-sized businesses.

Tecsys

www.tecsys.com | 800-922-8649

Product: TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), cloud-based
Description: Features transportation planning and execution software suitable to common carrier shipments or proprietary courier fleets.

TMC (a division of C.H. Robinson)

www.mytmc.com | 866-331-2435

Product: Navisphere
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: A single-instance technology platform that serves all modes and regions. Provides global visibility, mode/route optimization, shipment tender, freight payment, language/currency capabilities, and business intelligence.

Transporeon

www.transporeon.com | 267-281-1555

Product: Transporeon
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Offers a global collaborative platform for supply chain communication. Allows shipments to be automatically based on predefined guidelines or based on spot market assignment.

Transportation Insight

www.transportationinsight.com | 828-485-5000

Product: Insight TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Blended proprietary and commercial platform offers order, mode, route, and carrier optimization; shipment rating, execution, and tracking; and process automation.

TransportGistics

www.transportgistics.com | 631-567-4100

Product: TGI:TMS
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides simple, incremental solutions to improve, monitor, and enforce compliance among partners. Reduces, uncovers, and avoids excessive costs through planning, execution, and analytics.

TransTelligence

www.transtelligence.com | 513-770-1102

Product: ViaTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Provides customized systems, system integration, and strategic consulting for 3PLs.

Trimble Transportation

www.transportation.trimble.com | 866-920-5174

Product: TMW.Suite, TruckMate, Access
Platform: Licensed to user (installed locally), hosted on the vendor's website, cloud-based
Description: Provides real-time visibility and control of every operational area and process.

UltraShipTMS

www.ultrashiptms.com | 800-731-7512

Product: UltraShipTMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Features a single-source solution for transportation and private fleet management, optimization, scheduling, and settlement for high-volume shippers in food production, packaging, manufacturing, retail, and other industries.

UROUTE

www.uroute.net

Product: UROUTE
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Features procurement, visibility, bill audit, dynamic reports, multifacility scalability, and carrier-driver management functions.

Web Integrated Network

www.gowithwin.com | 855-946-4739

Product: Web Integrated Network (WIN)
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: A cost-effective, web-based transportation management system that puts users in total control of their North American shipping operations.

Zero Down

www.zdscs.com | 800-785-7959

Product: TMS
Platform: Cloud-based
Description: Features parcel and freight transportation management systems that allow users to obtain quotes from carriers and initiate and track shipments with one login.






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