Appian is a cloud-based routing and scheduling solution that helps commercial carriers, private and dedicated fleets, energy service and delivery providers to manage transportation delivery, planning and execution. Appian is suitable for industries including direct store delivery (DSD), manufacturing and retail delivery, lab services, building supply distribution and fleet operations.

Appian can be used with tools such as Appian direct route, SchedulePro, ResourcePro and TerritoryPro to address planning problems, freight network analysis and modeling.

The Appian direct route is a mile optimization solution that helps companies to manage their transportation cost, field operations. It also helps in planning delivery patterns as per the user demand by defining minimum and maximum days between delivery. It works with order management systems and TMS applications. It provides support to customers via phone and email.



26 Reviews of Appian by TMW Systems

Overall rating

3.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 26 reviews

December 2018

Matthew from NEVCAL trucking

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Truckmate Dispatch

Pros

I like that it is easy to track not only the trailers but drivers as well. Easy to set up routing and locations. It is easy to move around from dispatch to payroll and most of the time it is a quick fix when someone gets button happy. We have the option to send the loads directly to the driver and the system will track there movements, but we found it easier to manually move our OTR drivers.
During the time of our transition from 2012 version to 2018 the problems we have encountered have been quickly fixed by the Trimble groups support team.

Cons

No back button when the person who is manually moving the drivers and equipment gets a little to quick on the buttons. We updated our system and did some testing before going live and some of the hiccups we caught and thought were fixed carried over to the live version. We are a Intermodal trucking company and our original version from 2012 had custom moves that are not able to brought up to 2018.

November 2018

Fidele from TDR Transport and logistics

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Feedback for installation of TMT

My experience with TMW Systems,it's good,i like the support and consulting that he have with the customers.

Pros

I begin with this software,and i don't know more functionality but about the warrantly management and trucks loads,i like.

Cons

Seriously,I don't begin to work with this.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Archaic, difficult, and buggy

Pros

I like that the Dispatch board allows the creation of multiple boards; this has made keeping track of certain lanes' operations (such as during peak season) much easier. It also lends itself well to creating reports. Entering loads in Order Entry is relatively simple as well.

Cons

The interface is reminiscent of Windows 95, and not in a good way. It's unattractive and the layout isn't the most intuitive, either. Everything is very clustered together, which can make it difficult to find what you're looking for. Additionally, it's prone to freezing and crashing on a fairly regular basis, sometimes not even allowing a user access for up to an hour or more. It's been my least favorite software to work with, unfortunately.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

October 2018

Basic TMS System

Basic TMS system, but crashes so often and has limited technology. Our company is getting rid of TMW soon and getting a new TMS system.

Pros

Allows you to do most functions needed for brokering a load. Very basic and easy to understand the basic uses of Dispatch, Order Entry and File Maintenance.

Cons

Crashes constantly and kicks you out completely, almost daily. There are constant issues with sending documents or retrieving data like Lane History.

September 2018

Zach from Crestwood

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Industry leader

Pros

The versatility of this product is above and beyond its competitors. Best bang for your buck period! From dispatch to back office to EDI, TMW is a one stop shop for all your transportation needs.

Cons

Because the product is so vast and immersive, enhancement requests seem to take a bit longer, but it’s worth it in the end

July 2018

Shirley from SLM Logistics

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

A smart tms system

Pros

It is cloud based, so no need to worry when you forget to save before exit. It also connects with multiple loadboards, so our trucks get exposed to a lot of market place, easier for dispatch to get loads.

Cons

We are a freight consolidator, so far we have not yet found any kind of software specialized in this funtion, including this software. It will be of great help if we can have some analysis function that can sort out LTL freights to the same destinations, right now we are doing by our own with human brain.

July 2018

Jake from Heritage Transport LLC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Been using it for a month and has become easier to us every day.

Pros

I like being able to see what I have on hand in my inventory along with how much cost it is. It's nice to be able and see what tech is working on what unit live time also.

Cons

So far the only complaints I have got from my techs is having to hit the post button every time they do something.

April 2018

Anweiler from Marpole Transport.com

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Have implemented TMW at two companies since 2000

This is the only Dispatch Software I have seen that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to any company.

Pros

Reportability. Data & tables are organized and provide easy downloads or reporting through Crystal reports.

Cons

Even though we have now integrated mobile communications with TMW. I found their support some what lacking knowledge when it came to the mobile communications module.

April 2018

Russ from Bozzutos Inc

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

My Experience

All that I have worked with at TMW have been great.

Pros

The support team is great to work with. Good software, with ease of use. They take suggestions for development and most time use them. Interfacing with other companies software is a great asset.

Cons

Time it takes for development, I know it takes many hours to make repairs. Some processes you see from other companies would be great within this software.

April 2018

Beth from Bear Transportation

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

April 2018

Tmw

Pros

I like that I can open the program multiple times to use more than one load screen and other tabs as well to keep things separate.

Cons

You have to manually refresh. The history for previous loads does not include the load number so that is kind of useless.

March 2018

Joe from Luckey Tanklines LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Great system with lots of info

Great system to use for daily dispatch, easy to keep track of all load, and equipment info, lots of great customizable features to make your dispatch job easier.

Pros

Easy to learn, and can keep track of almost anything that you need to know on every truck / trailer / load you have.

Cons

I can not think of anything bad to ay about the system, it works perfectly for me dispatching a 20 truck fleet.

March 2018

Tharsanan from University of moratuwa

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Best App Development Software that is easy to learn

Pros

It give us a great platform to build more interactive software. It support very fast development by giving a very supportive UI. For the beginners it is very easy to learn and develop very complex applications.

Cons

One of the problem i faced is, limited other platform support. its time consuming a bit. should reduce product release frequency.

March 2018

Jonathan from Metro Xpress

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Solid performer

Over all great product, highly recommend.

Pros

The customer support, over the years they have been consistently great. When we need support they are there.

Cons

originally DOS based some features still have some old traits and limitations, but newer builds continue to improve.

February 2018

Robin from Infobahn Softworld

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Great product and partner

Pros

Product functionality great product highly recommended. It also has the ability to pull in external data to create views.

Cons

User interface for charting and other functions can be better. Also, there is lack of technical documentation of engines.

January 2018

Brittany from Chautauqua instatute

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2018

Great when working. Needs allot of bugs worked out

Pros

Easy to use once you have worked with it for a little bit. Can be used for multiple things needed for logistics management.

Cons

Tmw shuts down allot. It takes a little bit for the customer service to get back to you. Needs some major bugs fixed.

December 2017

Sanjeev from Infobahn Softworld

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

Repeatable Business Automation Using Appian

Pros

It has an automated process that will always work in the same way. No more dependencies on people remembering what needs to be done or how to do it.

Cons

Appian is continually improving the product but having to learn new features every 3 months (upgrade schedule) can be a challenge.

October 2017

Rahul from TechnoHunger

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

Code Less and Deploy in second

Pros

Ease of integration to legacy data and systems, with no additional coding required for different UI experiences.
The modern Tempo UI is clean and responsiveness is built in. You build the UIs once and they render perfectly on virtually any platform.
Speed of development and power of the tool to integrate with other platforms.

Cons

No cons while exploring website but the monotone colors users are used to more pop.
Make it more smooth so it is easy to handle.

October 2017

Stephen from Dedicated Logistics

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

October 2017

Worst system

I would not recommend this sytem to any carrier as it is not support and not very functional.

Cons

I have been in thetranportation industry for over 30 years worst system ever used. Way too many pop ups and the speed is seriously slow trying to keep up. Support is minimal.

August 2017

Abdo from System Transport Inc

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

August 2017

not for fast paced work environments

Bottom line with the software is:- if you running large amount of fleet, booking large amount of freight, fast paced work environment where each operator constantly on the phone multi-tasking between 1 – 3 monitors/computers. I would never recommend it. This will change your attitude as the software will decrease your production ability. It’s made to make you Serve it. if you small operating company with small amount of fleet, and if its priced right for you, I would recommend it.

Pros

visual.
colorful.
Teach extra high level of patience.































































Cons

Slow Motion.
Excessive unnecessary technical errors.
Excessive amount of steps.
Cannot utilize the software to serve YOU, the Software utilize YOU to serve it. “It’s like creating the beast that have no control over it”.

May 2017

Chris from Gulick Trucking & Freight

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2017

Barley adequate

None that I have figured out today, about as bad as Mcleod.

Pros

They offer a hosted solution and have an *expensive* but semi integrated add on CRM module. Most legacy users are still server/premise based however. Their tech support gets an 'A' for effort but 'F' for functionality and follow through.

Cons

Very antiquated, this technology has been around since the 80's, nothing *cutting edge* about TMW, and their suite application requires a dozen modules that are each a stand alone program. So you need 4-5 different applications/modules open at all times to do you job. Buggy, has daily glitches that require you to duplicate your work.