There’s no doubt that a state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) has a proven ROI. According to ARC Advisory Group research, TMS users can save an average of 5–10 percent of their freight spend. Once more, as TMS prices have decreased over time—while capabilities have increased—just about any size business can now afford to employ the technology.
TMS platforms are more affordable and accessible than ever due to technology advances and the growth of cloud applications. At one time, the TMS was only accessible to the largest businesses and budgets, and it’s main capabilities were tracking and basic rate and customer management functions. Now, modern TMS systems encompass all aspects of the supply chain, from the time the order is placed until invoicing, and every step in between.
Top 7 TMS Benefits
Companies that use a TMS value these main benefits, highlighted in the article, “Making the case for TMS implementation” by FreightWaves.
But if you’re in the market for a TMS, what features and capabilities do you need? Below, we share the top seven capabilities you should expect when selecting your company’s TMS:
Top 7 TMS Capabilities
The Modern TMS: More Powerful, Affordable Than Ever
Improvements to TMS software over the past few years have brought us to a state where the systems are more powerful than ever, yet there’s an affordable option for any company wishing to take the plunge. When selecting a TMS, take enough time to explore your options and find a system that fits your company’s needs today, and expansion capacity for tomorrow.
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