AscendTMS Logistics Software


 

AscendTMS is a cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) solution designed for businesses of all sizes. Key features include load management, accounting, finance management, branch management and payment management functionalities within a suite.

The load management functionality of the solution allows users to track supply orders, delivery dates, carriers and distances in the dashboard. Users can also track the financials of their load assignments to find out the most profitable ones. This module also allows users to assign the most profitable carriers and third party logistics service providers to ship their loads.

AscendTMS features load GPS tracking which allows users to track the geographical location of their carriers on a physical map with the help of drivers' cell phones.

A key feature of the software is driver payroll management which allows users to pay their contract and full-time drivers using different payment structures such as per mile, per hour, per pallet and per ton.

 

AscendTMS Logistics - Load management
 
  • AscendTMS Logistics - Load management
    Load management
  • AscendTMS Logistics - GPS tracking
    GPS tracking
  • AscendTMS Logistics - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • AscendTMS Logistics - Rate calculator
    Rate calculator
  • AscendTMS Logistics - Document management
    Document management
  • AscendTMS Logistics - Load posting
    Load posting
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Fanzibar from 3PL
Specialty: 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

This Is Amazing TMS Software - We LOVE It!!

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We are a 35 year old trucking company with a significant brokerage division. We have 6 agent office and our main office. Over the years we have used most of the "brand names" but we switched to Ascend TMS about a year ago ago getting sick of or old system being down several hours per week (they said it was "cloud based" but it wasn't, it was just hosted on a server in their so called data center and if more that 10 or so people tried to access it at the same time it would crawl to a stop). Ascend TMS does not have that issue as it was designed for the cloud and the web. So, all our staff need is a web browser and no special "server licenses", no hardware, no database licenses, and no server patches to worry about. That alone saves us $ per year. Also, every other TMS we used to have incurred all sorts of fees. Fees for support, training, help, maintenance, licenses, third party licenses, "seats", EDI, accounting, etc. I needed a science calculator to understand the billing. With Ascend they charge us $ per user per month. That's it. Nothing more. So, count your people, multiply by $, and that is the cost. There were NO upfront costs at all and no other annual license fees for anything.

The bottom line is that Ascend gave us twice the performance for 20% of the cost of our old systems. In one year of use, it has never EVER been down. Ever! The staff love it. I would highly recommend AscendTMS to anyone looking for a new TMS system. It was recommended to us and I will now recommend it to you haha. As my daughter says...I am paying it forward.

Pros

The best part is it just works from anywhere we have an internet connection and on any device. We don't even think twice about it. It just works. Oh, and the price lol.

Cons

There are a few features we would like to see. But, the good news is we asked, and they are putting them into the system for us at no cost. Unheard of. I guess that is a big plus and not a con haha.

Advice to Others

My advice would be that as I think Ascend is the only cloud based TMS, just give it a try I guess. The account takes less than 10 seconds to get and you are using it. The old software guys like TMS, McLeod, Aljex, Keypoint (I have used them ALL over the years) will take 2 weeks just to setup a demo for you. We did a TMW install once that took over a year to be fully running (and it never did work quite tight). So, just try Ascend and if you like it, great. If you don't, you can mess with the old guys.

 
 
 
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Tom from Cloud Cartel llc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent program easy to use

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Everything in one central application

Pros

I like the ability to customize it. Driver pay and commission management. Auto saving when I change load status

Cons

Just when I'm not in an area with internet access I can't do anything. Would be nice to have a local section that would upload when back on the internet

Source: Capterra
 

Lanair from Parkwood Industries LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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Organization

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Everything is organized efficiently and it is easy to input data and upload documents. There are also a lot of forms that auto-generate from the data entered.

Cons

Doesn't fully integrate with load board extras so I still have to use both. It would be more efficient for me if I could do everything from one window.

Source: Capterra
 

Rick from Dedicated Global Carriers, LLC

March 2017

March 2017

Great product

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This system has been one of the easiest systems to learn that I have ever used. It is straightforward and logical. For a logistics company, I am not sure how easier it could be.

Outstanding!!!

Source: Capterra
 

Danny from Dedicated Carriers

March 2017

March 2017

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These guys have been a pleasure to work with and have been super fast to give us the special treatment we were looking for! Very happy with the program and the support behind it!

Source: Capterra
 

Lisa from AOL

March 2017

March 2017

It works like any other TMS

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Works just like any other TMS program. Not any better than any other programs used just a slightly higher price tag. However, if they promise you something...GET IT IN WRITING or THEY WILL NOT honor it!

Source: Capterra
 

Samantha from Dedicated Carriers, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Excellent!

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Very up to date! Very quick and user friendly! Has a lot of different ways to classify everything, and always get a very quick response when need help! This is great software and very excited to get organized and on the same page with it!

Pros

Very up to date! Very quick and user friendly! Has a lot of different ways to classify everything, and always get a very quick response when need help!

Cons

Haven't found a bad part about it yet!

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Freight Broker Solutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

It's Great!!!

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Software is quick and easy to use, I love that you don't have to download anything! The video tutorials are the best, makes it really easy to understand how to work the program. I would recommend it to anyone!!

Pros

It is pretty easy to learn, especially with the help of the videos. I also love the Insta Rate feature, and the new accounting feature! I love the fact that you can suggest features, so it's like you're helping mold the software for your needs.

Cons

The biggest problem is the support staff hours, but it's manageable. I've also experienced some pretty rude and degrading staff while I was trying to get help.

Advice to Others

It's great, but I have suggested some features, just to make less clicks for certain areas. I still love how you allow suggestions, that's the best!

Source: Capterra
 

Catrina from Peebles Enterprise LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great System to Have

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Business goes as plan with this great system to work with and of your office components you will need is here

Pros

Invoices

Cons

Nothing

Advice to Others

NO

Source: Capterra
 

Shane from Vista Supply Chain Solutions LLC

February 2017

February 2017

Very Simple but Sophisticated TMS

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AscendTMS continues to add features and work with their current users to create a TMS that can be used for any transportation management solution.

Source: Capterra
 

Anthony from Earthbound Logistics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Excellent Program for all levels of freight brokerage

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As a small business , this software gives me everything I need to process orders. It is easy to use and helps me keep track of my shipment statuses for my customers. I understand there is a section to add in my factoring email addresses into each order, but I am curious to know if I can just add an e-mail once and have it appear on all loads. i.e. my wife takes care of my accounting and instead of going in and adding her onto every account so she is copied, I would like to have her appear by entering her e-mail address once somewhere. If there was an alert or e-mail when a delivery date passes and a status is in transit, that would be helpful as well. There are a few little things here and there, but nothing major that I would change. I am a one man show, and would like to add a user, but me and my wife use the same login, and was wondering if a second user could be added at no cost. Otherwise at the moment this is great value. thanks for being my provider of choice. your team is exceptionally friendly. Bill Nofsinger is a great guy, energetic and a heck of a sales guy. You simplify brokerage software like no other, and I don't know why anyone else hasn't done this before. All the other programs I have used are not only more expensive, but much more complicated. Anytime you or your team is up here in Canada I'd love to take you out for a beer. All the best. Anthony Villa

Pros

Ease of Use, but a mobile version would help me to be in front of customers more often

Cons

I actually love everything about the software, but as you build there are a few features that I would add to give it an even better user experience, i.e. automatic e-mail notifications based on the status the user sets, mobile version, integrating contacts into all send load docs section

Advice to Others

I already recommend this to everyone that is getting into the business. It is highly customizable and everyone wants something specific to them.

Source: Capterra
 

Dwight from Ambrose Logistics
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Great But Needs More Features

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Great program all around except the options. I would really like to see more options to customize invoices along with other things.

Pros

Ease of use and the price

Cons

That I cant edit everything I need

Advice to Others

Create More Templates for Invoices, More Options For Editing, Create a Page for Quotes

Source: Capterra
 

Jay from Trans Solutions LLC

February 2017

February 2017

Ascend for Brokers

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This is an easily accessible system but is geared more for the Broker or Forwarder than the carrier itself. System is frequently slowed during information updating or changes. Too many steps involved in new accounting management process. Not a clear payroll interface.

Source: Capterra
 

JESSICA from SOUTHERN TIER LOGISTICS INC.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

AWSOME PROGRAM

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THIS PROGRAM IS SUPER SIMPLE TO USE!!! WE LOVE IT EASY TO TRACK AND TRACE LOADS AS WELL!! WE ALSO LOVE THE EASE OF SETTING UP NEW CARRIERS AND CUSTOMERS!! EVERYTHING IN STREAMLINED AND SIMPLE!!

Pros

SIMPLE SET UP OF CARRIERS AND CUSTOMERS.

Cons

WE HAVE NONE

Source: Capterra
 

Greg from ALG EXPRESS
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Powerful and Efficient TMS Platform.

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We were searching for an new TMS platform to move our operations to from the legacy platform in use. After searching over 10+ platforms we decided on AscendTMS. Our decision was based on Features , Platform Scalability, Ease of Use, Training and Cost. Compared to platforms costing hundreds of dollars a month for single users with setup fees of $2000-$4000, Ascend could not be beat.

Getting a REAL WORKING Platform to try for FREE for 30 Days / not just a "sandbox demo" was the closer. Moving from a much more complicated TMS platform, we were up and doing orders within 20 minutes.

While much younger than many other platforms out there, new features are being rolled out on regular basis. It does lack a few things I would prefer from the load management side but from what I have been told by their customer service team many are in development for early 2017.

For small / midsize carriers / 3pl Logistic firms this platform really cannot be beat. It an excellent balance of features and cost effectiveness. We have no complaints or regrets in committing to this Ascend at this time. Once the new features roll on I have no issue changing my 4 stars to 5 stars for Features and Functionality.

Pros

Ease of Use, Fast Setup, VERY Cost Effective, Easy to customize workspaces for our own preferrences.

Cons

Lacks some features currently that can speed up or improve the steps needed for load management. Integration with tracking such as Macropoint. No automatic status notification updates for customers ie: Trucks on site, Loaded. Delivery, POD name. Dispatch team must use a few extra steps to do these.

Advice to Others

Its a great product overall. If you have no TMS platform currently--Ascend is an absolute winner...you will not be disappointed. IF your coming from a mature/legacy program that has many of the integrated features you may find yourself wanting more. BUT that should not be a deterrent from giving Ascend a serious look. Especially if looking for a Cloud based system that is built on the latest software code.

For the cost effectiveness / lack of contract commitment to features it has it really is a great product.

Source: Capterra
 

Tanner from TFL Logistics, LLC

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome software

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I have used the most expensive transportation software on the market today and it doesn't come close to Ascend TMS. This is a great product and customer support is outstanding. You cannot go wrong with Acsend TMS.

Source: Capterra
 

Victor from Aslan Logistics Services, LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Aslan Logistics Services, LLC review

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Ascend TMS is always engaged in making their software better and more user friendly. Moreover, they are very interested in hearing from their customers as to how they can make improvements.

Pros

Ease of use and a lot of functionality.

Cons

None

Advice to Others

No

Source: Capterra
 

Christipher from Duke Enterprise LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Trucker software

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Easy to use, i was able to condolidate all my drivers, equipment, and brokers in one system. No more going frim program to program to track expenses or people, when i turn my computer on acsend is at my finger tips and all my company data is in front of my eyes. I dont remember how i came across the software but it has been a great time tool gor me.

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Hard to input fuel prices.

Source: Capterra
 

Becky from Roll On Logistics

February 2017

February 2017

Small business frienfly

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As a small broker, trying to make a name for myself, AscendTMS is a huge blessing. This isn't an easy venture, but it's made simpler with the features offered for a great price.

Source: Capterra
 

BRANDON from T&B LOGISTICS

February 2017

February 2017

T&B LOGISTICS OWNER

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OVER THE YEARS I USED OTHER LOAD SOFTWARE! BUT I CAN HONEST ADMIT THAT THIS IS THE BEST SOFTWARE THAT I CAME ACROSS AND EASY TO USE AND UNDERSTAND. I TELL MANY OTHER BROKERS WHO'S STARTING OUT TO USE ASCEND TMS BECAUSE IT'S EASY TO USE AND UNDERSTAND.

Source: Capterra
 

Kelley from Trinity T & L, Inc.

February 2017

February 2017

Fantastic TMS for my Corporation's needs.

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One of my dispatchers happened upon your Free TMS and we started utilizing your system almost 2 years ago. The biggest compliment I can share is that I felt so guilty in not Paying for this wonderfully put together program for my Corporation that I reached out to rep to pay my fair share for the use of this TMS and also the Customer service is one of the Best that I have ever experienced.
The real only issue I experience when I began using this program was that the type was quite small on the load confirmations and I reach out to support and they assisted me with fixing the issue.
Fantastic and Thank You all!

Source: Capterra
 
 
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