Executive Briefings

Are Purchasers of Transportation Management Technology Really Using All of That IT?

Transportation management software providers have been in a race in the last few years to build out their software and capture more business. ERP players have also been building or buying TM. A profusion of new modules, emerging players, new niches and acquisitions are reaching a fevered pitch. And we are certainly not at the heights yet.

Are Purchasers of Transportation Management Technology Really Using All of That IT?

Still there should be several nagging questions at the forefront of one's mind. They are: This is complicated stuff - many steps in the process, lots of data, a great many transactions back and forth, large numbers of bidders, partners and providers to integrate to. So, does a user have to manage all of that to find carriers? And as more modules arrive - making TM a suite - the other question is: Are users going to use all that?

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Still there should be several nagging questions at the forefront of one's mind. They are: This is complicated stuff - many steps in the process, lots of data, a great many transactions back and forth, large numbers of bidders, partners and providers to integrate to. So, does a user have to manage all of that to find carriers? And as more modules arrive - making TM a suite - the other question is: Are users going to use all that?

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Are Purchasers of Transportation Management Technology Really Using All of That IT?