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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Frank from Suthwest Logistics
Specialty: 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

Great and simple TMS

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Like any other product, it will have things that don' t work great, however they have an excellent customer service that will do anything they can to accommodate each customer's needs.

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It organizes all of the loads so that they are easily viewed and I know the stage each load is in. It even allows the customization of tabs and load stages.

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

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent TMS Software

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AscendTMS is easy to use and easy to learn. It has a functional interface that is still simple and clean. It is also one of the cheapest options out there.

Cons

For the possible down sides, I would say there are certain aspects of the user experience that could be made smoother. But I know the developers are working on new features all the time.

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Orhan from Media
Specialty: Industrial Machinery & Equipment
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Good software

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easy interface and great record data software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance

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easy interface and great record data software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance

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easy interface and great record data software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance

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Steven from SJD Freight LLC
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

June 2018

June 2018

From a start up to a big business you cannot go wrong.

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It is user friendly, and if you need to reach someone they are always available. That's big because in today's world customer service has gone down. Not with Ascend!

Cons

None to report. I really have nothing bad to say. I guess it would be nice if they added a CRM and a full accounting system. Not their focus, but with such a great TMS I bet those products would be awesome as well if they rolled them out.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Steven - thanks for the amazing review. It's truly appreciated. We will continue to give you A+++ service for our A+++ TMS software. :-)

 

James from Third Coast Logistics

April 2018

April 2018

AWESOME

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It's very easy to use and wonderfully smooth. I've never had any issues using this software. would definitely recommend

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There's nothing bad about the software. it's too easy to use and customer service has always responded quickly

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thanks for the amazing review, James!!!!

 

Luz from tradex usa logistics

April 2018

April 2018

very good is very easy to make loads

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easy to work you can see all the process for the loads if is available or covered. for accounting porpose too you can see all the info

Cons

cant see the loads make the carriers sometimes brokers call for carrier references and we cant see the carrier history

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Luz, thank you for the amazing review! We truly appreciate the kind words from Tradex!

 

Leslieann from Texas MA Transport

April 2018

April 2018

awesome tracking software to keep your transportation company all under one banner

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one place to see entire company and keep trucks under one place.

Pros

Easy to put each load in and track all your drivers in one place. Then the ease of sending in the accounting piece to the factoring company is very useful. I like the ability to find thousands of companies and addresses already loaded and made the accounting and load building process much easier.

Cons

The templates are not very easy to set up and implement. Easier to just build each load. Entering and updating your trucks is a bit time consuming, but once done is good. Editing loads is a bit tricky too but can be overcome.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from U.S. Patriot Logistics LLC

April 2018

April 2018

Love the interface

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I love the load board view and the functionality of the list views within each box. Also love the check call feature with location function.

Cons

lack of customer portal to send an electronic rate confirmation and have the driver digitally sign and return it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Mike - thanks for the AMAZING review. Keep asking for more "stuff" and you will get it all! We listen to your ideas for new features and we build the code for free. It's why our users love us and why we are growing so fast. Your wish is always our command! Again, THANK YOU. The AscendTMS Team.

 

Adrienne from U.S. Patriot Logistics LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

UNBELIVABLABLE! Does everything that my company could ever need and MORE!

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My business is growing and my employees love it!

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Throughly cover ever need that my company has in terms of a TMS System and even better yet, It's so user friendly!!!

Cons

I haven't founds very many that can't be fixed with a simple suggestion! I would say though that I don't like that the credits that you have to purchase are so expensive... Maybe there is an unlimited plan?

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Tithing Transport LLC

March 2018

March 2018

Good Software

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I would give it 5 stars, but the one thing it's missing is maintenance reports for trucks. If that could be added, then I could see it being a great software program

Cons

It does not allow you to keep certain reports on you fleet like Trucking Office does. We have signed up for Premium, but those reports are not there. We will have to keep using Trucking Office until then.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thanks for the amazing review, Thomas. It is greatly appreciated and it's very meaningful to the AscendTMS team here to get positive feedback. Let us know if we can do ANYTHING MORE for you. You are a valuable part of our success here.

 

Daniel from Southbound Trucking & Equipment, LLC

March 2018

March 2018

Up and coming, but great support. They always answer the phone.

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Ease of Use & customizability are key in my line of work. I can control my own views and also can reach someone every-time I try to get tutorials when needed.

Cons

I think there should be a 24 hour support line. Also, the system tends to go under temporary construction quite a bit at times of the day I can't afford it to. I will say the frequency of this has certainly decreased in recent months.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: March 2018

March 2018

 

Daniel - thanks for the amazing review. Yes - we we're adding so many new customers every day (were are at over 13,300 customers as I write this) that we had to quadruple our server capacity and our horsepower (again!!!). That's why you've noticed significant improvements in AscendTMS response times and speeds. Again - thanks for the amazing support from you and your entire team, Daniel!

 

Daniel from Naked Lady Trucking LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Feature-rich, but somewhat clunky and time-consuming.

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Since the software integrates with other offerings, I ended up signing up with Triumph Business Capital for factoring (because they were integrated) and Triumph has been great.

Pros

Ascend tries to be many things, with a host of integrations from DAT load board to Triumph Business Capital for factoring. There is a lot going on and for the most part, the software does its job. The address auto-populate feature is very helpful when entering new addresses. That is sort of where the positives stop for me.

Cons

There are simply too many steps to go through to enter and dispatch a single load. Instead of having everything on one screen to be entered quickly, you have to fill out one screen, click to go to the next screen, click to go to the next screen, all for one load. It simply took me too much time. I ended up switching over to Trucking Office (I am a smaller operation) and the difference in time spent dispatching was very noticeable. All in all, it was not bad software, just did not work out for me. There are also minor glitches with the formatting of the website interface that bugged me, like text running outside of a box, just little aesthetic touches that were distracting.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: AscendTMS, AscendTMS

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

HI Daniel, it looks like you just had a BASIC subscription to AscendTMS and so you didn't get "all the goodies" you needed. If you want all the bells and whistles in AscendTMS you need to upgrade to the PREMIUM subscription for just $49.

Once you get a PREMIUM subscription - you will see that ALL of your needs will be met, from driver payroll and full accounting to IFTA reports and load tracking etc.

Thanks for the review.

 

Shawn from That Guy Logistics

February 2018

February 2018

This software does it all! efficient and easy to use!

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You can use this easily if it is your first time or if you are a seasoned professional> Highly recommended whether you are a one-man operation or have several employees.

Cons

still looking for one it does just what I need as we grow, there is a good chance we will find the cons as all do when expanding we are confident they will work with us to find a solution to whatever problems may arise.

Review Source: Capterra
 

mariam from USA-MEX Refrigerated Transport
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

excellent, very user friendly.

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Easy to input information, great at calculating miles, fast, overall Excellent quality and very user friendly.

Cons

needs more options for organization on fuel reports, will be graet to have it work with fuel servers such as efs, fleetone, etc.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Wing 7 Advanced Trucking, Leasing & Logistics LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Best TMS software I have used

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The ease of use is amazing along with the "how to" videos. The ability to integrate with other load boards and with QuickBooks makes this the best TMS software on the market.

Cons

There needs to be a way to "bulk" upload loads. We have over 500 loads daily and to put them in one by one is extremely time consuming.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Justin from True Logistics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Easy to use, great customer support.

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That we are able to set up customize-able areas to have most everything such as load templet's , customers and carriers easy to access and find.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dahir from Soofe Trans, LLC

January 2018

January 2018

Excellent TMS...Fast and gets the job done from start to finish...Easy to and self explanatory

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One click factoring to Triumph Budiness Capital to get our money fast and keeping track of driver pay

Cons

I can¿t think of any cons as of now...They¿re always adding some new and better to make our jobs easier and more efficient

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jerry from SEC Transportation Inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

It is user friendly.

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AS Safety Director of SEC Transportation Inc I can easily find driver information such as all active and inactive drivers. Also I can get information on our trucks and trailers including if it is company oned equipment or owner/operator equipment.

Pros

Again it is user friendly. You do not have to jump through a lot of hoops to get the information you need. The information can be easily updated.

Cons

The information would be more easily found if it was all in alphabetical order. Also it would help if dates were in chronological order.

Review Source: Capterra
 

QUINCY from THIRD COAST LOGISTICS

January 2018

January 2018

OVERALL , A VERY USER FRIENDLY TMS SYSTEM.

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STRAIGHT FORWARD, CLEAN AND SIMPLE INTERFACE . LIKE THE FACT YOU CAN ACCESS IT FROM PRACTICALLY ANYWHERE AND ENJOY THE SAME FUNCTIONALITY EVEN ON A CELL PHONE

Cons

* NO CARRIER ON BOARDING INTERGRATION
* LOAD REPORTS- SHOULD NOT HAVE TO RE-ENTER SEARCH CRITERIA EVERY TIME YOU BACK OUT OF THE SCREEN , A SEPERATE WINDOW WOULD BE AWESOME.
* DELAY AND RE-SORT THAT OCCURS WHEN POSTING LOADS TO LOAD BOARDS FROM WITHIN THE SOFTWARE NEEDS TO BE REMEDIED.
* ON LOAD REPORTS, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE CARRIERS PHONE #'S IN THE EXPORTED EXCEL SHEET

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bryant from CrossRoad Transport Logistics

January 2018

January 2018

Excellent

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This AscendTMS is quick and easy to use for my day to day activities. Everything I need is all found in this one Application.

Cons

This sometimes lags and wont load, also would be great if there was an APP for the IOS & Android store.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from RM GLOBAL

January 2018

January 2018

Awesome

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User friendly - Easy to learn an navigate through each tab.
Easy to correct errors
Easy to find a particular tab or info you need to find in a timely manner
Easy to upload documents
I like the fact that frequently used info can be saved in the system and doesn't have to be retyped

Cons

Too many taps - I feel like all this could be put in one page... just scroll down
Deleting attachments can be quite an undertaking - It should be a 1 click delete button
Tab for inputting load info ie address, should be the same as the one we use for inputting the pick up and delivering times when adding a new load

Review Source: Capterra
 

Danny from RM Global Logistics

January 2018

January 2018

GOOD STUFF

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I use this every and it's easy to use and easy to navigate. I would recommend Ascend to other people to try with no hesitation.

Cons

Stalls sometimes, but comes right back up. I don't think it's anything that isn't fixable.
thank you

Review Source: Capterra
 

AMBER from RM GLOBAL LOGISTICS

January 2018

January 2018

EASY, HELPFUL, FASTER WAY TO SEND THINGS TO CARRIERS

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I LIKE THAT IT IS EASY TO FOLLOW. ITS EASY TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW TO USE IT WHEN TRAINING. I ALSO LIKE THAT IT SAVES THE LOAD WHENVER YOU HAVE TO GO OUT OF IT THAT MAKES IT ALOT EAISER TO SAVE AND GO BACK IN.

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SOMETIME IT FREEZES. WHENEVER YOUR PUTTING IN THE DELIVERY PLACES IT MAKE THE FIRST STOP ALWAYS APPEAR AND YOU HAVE TO GO IN IT AND CHANGE THE NAME AGAIN. IF YOU DO NOT RELIZE IT DID THIS IT WILL SEND WITH ALL DELIVERY ADDRESSES BEING THE SAME WHEN ITS NOT. THIS HAS HAPPEND TO BE EVERY TIME UNLESS THE ADDRESS IS ALREADY ADDED.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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