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Leanafy

Leanafy WMS is a cloud-based solution that will help you manage your warehouse and inventory processes more efficiently. The solution provides real-time visibility into your orders, shipments, and inventory levels so that you can ...Read more about Leanafy

5.0 (11 reviews)

20 recommendations

Excalibur WMS

Excalibur WMS by Camelot 3PL is a cloud-based or on-premise warehouse management solution (WMS), designed exclusively for third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses and fulfillment operations. Excalibur is customizable for a variety o...Read more about Excalibur WMS

4.3 (30 reviews)

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Rose Rocket

Rose Rocket TMS is a transportation management software built for modern trucking companies and brokerages. The software helps you input orders, generate contracted rates and spot quotes, track & trace shipments, manage documents,...Read more about Rose Rocket

4.5 (32 reviews)

12 recommendations

Alvys

Alvys is a modern cloud-based TMS. It simplifies everything from quotes to cash with its forward-thinking carrier, broker, and hybrid workflows. The best part? Their native EDI solution. Say goodbye to EDI headaches - Alvys has tr...Read more about Alvys

5.0 (12 reviews)

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Tecsys Elite

Tecsys’ Elite™ provides a series of cloud-based supply chain management solutions suitable for midsize to large distribution companies. The company currently services a wide range of verticals such as healthcare, service parts, he...Read more about Tecsys Elite

3.8 (10 reviews)

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Advatix Cloudsuite

Advatix Cloudsuite (ACS) is a comprehensive suite of cloud-based products and tools designed to optimize and streamline supply chain and business operations across various industries. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, ACS helps ...Read more about Advatix Cloudsuite

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8 recommendations

FreightPOP

FreightPOP is a cloud-based freight management solution that helps businesses manage the entire freight shipping lifecycle through invoicing, label printing and tracking of carriers in transit. Key features include warehouse manag...Read more about FreightPOP

4.7 (42 reviews)

7 recommendations

MyCarrierTMS

MyCarrier was formed, inspired, and driven by the shipping and logistics digital innovation possibilities. We aspire to be the ubiquitous platform that connects customers and carriers instantly and without barriers to fuel the fut...Read more about MyCarrierTMS

4.7 (98 reviews)

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LIVE Connect

Banyan Technology, the leading provider of freight management software for all over-the-road (OTR) shipping, delivers real-time intel, actionable insights, and instant access to information to help drive greater operational effici...Read more about LIVE Connect

4.6 (8 reviews)

6 recommendations

NetSuite

With an integrated system that includes ERP, financials, commerce, inventory management, HR, PSA, supply chain management, CRM and more – NetSuite enables fast-growing businesses across all industries to work more effectively by a...Read more about NetSuite

4.1 (1451 reviews)

5 recommendations

Epicor BisTrack

Epicor for Building Supply is a complete solution that offers all the functionality needed to process simple to complex transactions for LBM dealers and distributors. Offerings include BisTrack, which supports counter sales and po...Read more about Epicor BisTrack

3.5 (13 reviews)

5 recommendations

Da Vinci Supply Chain Business Suite

Da Vinci is a cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) solution designed specifically for 3PLs, internet retailers and wholesale businesses with demanding warehouse, fulfillment and transportation needs. In addition to a WMS an...Read more about Da Vinci Supply Chain Business Suite

4.5 (17 reviews)

4 recommendations

Uber Freight

Our managed transportation services are enabled by best-in-class technology to ensure your business can keep pace with the rate of change. Get peace of mind that you’re getting the most our of your TMS while we manage and optimiz...Read more about Uber Freight

3.7 (21 reviews)

3 recommendations

Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM

Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) With Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) & Manufacturing, organizations can respond quickly to changing demand, supply, and market conditions. Seamlessly connect your supply chain to create a...Read more about Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM

3.9 (9 reviews)

3 recommendations

ShipperGuide TMS

ShipperGuide TMS serves as a versatile freight management platform, empowering shippers to efficiently secure, plan, and execute freight operations. Simplify the freight procurement workflow through a centralized solution, providi...Read more about ShipperGuide TMS

4.8 (6 reviews)

3 recommendations

Honeybee TMS

Honeybee TMS by CTSI-Global helps businesses streamline supply chain management with freight audit and payment, transportation management system, and business Intelligence. Data from past shipments can be used to improve process...Read more about Honeybee TMS

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PCS TMS

PCS TMS for Shippers and Carriers offers seamless management of your entire transportation network from the Cloud. The cloud-based TMS is intuitive, efficient and affordable for shippers, carriers and asset-based brokerages of all...Read more about PCS TMS

4.4 (139 reviews)

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DAT iQ

DAT iQ is a cloud-based data analysis solution for freight Brokers and Shippers. This product delivers comprehensive rate, capacity, and performance analytics solutions to equip Shippers and Brokers with actionable insights to red...Read more about DAT iQ

4.6 (57 reviews)

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Tai TMS

Tai TMS is an all-in-one platform for quoting, booking, and tracking shipments. Tai TMS focuses on helping freight brokers grow their businesses. Tai automates the LTL shipping process and provides FTL brokers with a centralized p...Read more about Tai TMS

4.4 (54 reviews)

1 recommendations

ShipHawk

At ShipHawk, we’re dedicated to improving and automating the world behind the buy button for growing companies. The reality today is that independent businesses must deliver on expectations set by the mega-retail giants and they h...Read more about ShipHawk

4.8 (29 reviews)

1 recommendations

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 16, 2023

Logistics software companies provide tools to assist third-party logistics (3PL) providers; freight forwarders; air-, land- and sea-based cargo companies; exporters; importers and all related supply chain management (SCM) operations in reducing errors and improving efficiency in the SCM process.

But with so many different products out there serving every niche from dispatch and delivery to full-enterprise logistics suites, selecting the right logistics system can present a challenge.

We created this guide in order to support you when selecting a logistics system that will work for your company.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Logistics Software?[

Common Features of Logistics Software](#applications)

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Market Trends to Understand

What Is Logistics Management Software?

Logistic software is designed to provide logistics providers the necessary tools to support them in the execution and management of their product delivery business. There are basically two sides to this kind of software:

Supply chain management. These are the features that manage the execution of the freight pick-up, tracking and delivery. SCM entails managing all the inventory and transportation details to get the product to its final destination.

Brokerage and bidding. Since most logistics operators serve third parties on a contract basis, freight brokerage software needs to manage the business aspect, too. Freight broker software can include bid and contract management, CRM, accounting and other essential business functions. Because some businesses focus solely on this freight brokerage aspect, there are also specific software solutions, often labeled freight broker or freight forwarder software, which cater directly to these types of operations.

Common Features of Logistics Software

Inventory control

Manages purchase orders and supply levels, tracking the on-hand, allocated and ordered quantities along with historical and trend information for forecasting purposes. Supports order fulfillment, warehouse control and supplier sourcing.

Transportation management

Includes automated carrier selection (to determine the smartest carrier or shipping method for each delivery), shipment consolidation, route optimization, real-time tracking of cargo and dispatch scheduling.

Warehouse management

Usually includes barcode or RFID scanning, inventory transfer and smart storage tools to support the warehouse manager in storage location decisions and assistance with picking/packing.

Import/export support

Since many freight carriers deal with international cargo, most systems support you in managing currency exchanges, customs, taxes, multiple languages, trade regulations etc.

Track and Trace

Helps monitor items’ previous and current locations as it moves through the supply chain. “Tracking” refers to items’ current locations, while “tracing” refers to items’ previous locations. Track and trace software relies on barcoding, GPS and radio frequency identification devices to collect this information.

Risk management

Helps make the best out of bad situations by simplifying accident processing, insurance claims, lost freight or other incidents. Can also be used to identify potential areas to mitigate risk—for example, analyzing driver history or hazmat practices.

Integrated accounting

Handles quotes, expenses, billing, invoicing, receivables and even currency transactions to ensure seamless information transfer between the management of freight and payment.

Customer relationship management

Supports sales and marketing practices, as well as help desk and customer satisfaction.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

In our experience, most companies looking for transportation and logistics solutions fall into one of the following categories:

Domestic transport and courier. Smaller businesses dealing primarily with local or domestic goods are generally looking for smaller, simpler systems. Aside from the obvious elimination of the international shipping feature, the warehousing functionality tends to be scaled back as well, designed for ease of use rather than comprehensiveness.

Specialist. This applies to any business that focuses on one particular niche of the SCM industry. For example a shipping company will want detailed transportation functionality; a warehouse will want warehouse and inventory control; a distribution center will want dispatch and delivery. These companies will value best-of-breed solutions that have excellent functionality in their target niche more than they will broad integration across multiple categories.

Freight forwarder. Companies that manage the warehousing and delivery of freight need stronger warehouse and inventory features. For these buyers, our freight forwarding software guide gives more helpful information.

Third-party logistics provider. Since 3PL companies generally serve lots of customers from a wide variety of locations, they’ll need very robust CRM and accounting and excellent inventory control. They’ll likely want freight software geared specifically to the 3PL market like 3PLink and Accellos.

Private fleet manager. This represents the logistics arm of a larger company, for which SCM is a major and self-run component. These buyers will likely need an ERP-focused solution that easily integrates with the rest of the company’s operations. Example vendors include SAP, Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie. Our fleet management guide offers a list of solutions to help manage data on transportation operations.

Market Trends to Understand

  • Increase in RFID popularity: This technology has been in use for a while, but with costs coming down it’s gradually becoming more and more accessible to smaller businesses. Since RFID speeds-up inventory transfers much more than barcodes, the prevalence of RFID tracking to increase.

  • More GPS-reliant features: Receivers like to know where their products are and when they’re going to get there. With the growing availability and popularity of GPS, expect to see more and more features that not only scan barcodes and RFIDs to know when it’s arrived where, but that tell the receiver exactly where that truck, train or ship is in transit.

  • Better risk management: Between natural disasters, economic disasters, wars and cyber attacks, companies are starting to wake-up to the fact that logistics carries with it a high-level of risk. The most resilient companies are the ones that mitigate risk through diversifying their supply chains, using multiple factories, multiple modes of transportation and plenty of redundancy in communications channels.

  • Greater compliance tracking: Another aspect of managing risk, many companies are starting to crack down on drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) compliance by attaching electronic onboard recorders that track the time the vehicle is in operation. Since 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working to make these devices mandatory for all interstate commercial bus and trucking companies. Although FMCSA’s efforts have met opposition from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, many companies are already moving in this direction.

  • More Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings: The entire software industry is moving toward service-based products rather than one-time purchases, and logistics software solutions are no different. Recent trends point toward improving business-to-business connectivity, which is good news for 3PLs and freight forwarders looking to streamline communications with their customers. Many freight management system vendors now offer the option to deploy applications on site or host the systems through the vendors' own servers.