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Recession Behind It, the TMS Market Drives Forward

After being affected by the global economic downturn, the transportation management system (TMS) market, like many other enterprise software markets, has bounced back strongly, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.

ARC segments the TMS market into two basic solution types:  planning & execution and fleet management.  Planning & execution is a TMS for freight moves involving a carrier.  Fleet management is a TMS for freight moves involving transportation assets owned by the company.

"One significant trend," according to Steve Banker, service director for supply chain management, "is the continued higher growth of the planning & execution segment compared to the fleet management segment.  Last year, year-over-year growth in planning and execution was in double digits."  Banker is the principal author of ARC's "Transportation Management Systems Worldwide Outlook:  Market Analysis and Forecast through 2016".

The revenues in North America bounced back strongly following the end of the recession.  There continues to be pent up demand and thus ARC is forecasting particularly robust growth next year, with growth gradually declining to historical growth rates. Revenues in Europe, however, have not bounced back.  With Europe forecast to slide into another recession, ARC is actually forecasting TMS revenues to shrink for that region for the next two years.

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Source: ARC Advisory Group

ARC segments the TMS market into two basic solution types:  planning & execution and fleet management.  Planning & execution is a TMS for freight moves involving a carrier.  Fleet management is a TMS for freight moves involving transportation assets owned by the company.

"One significant trend," according to Steve Banker, service director for supply chain management, "is the continued higher growth of the planning & execution segment compared to the fleet management segment.  Last year, year-over-year growth in planning and execution was in double digits."  Banker is the principal author of ARC's "Transportation Management Systems Worldwide Outlook:  Market Analysis and Forecast through 2016".

The revenues in North America bounced back strongly following the end of the recession.  There continues to be pent up demand and thus ARC is forecasting particularly robust growth next year, with growth gradually declining to historical growth rates. Revenues in Europe, however, have not bounced back.  With Europe forecast to slide into another recession, ARC is actually forecasting TMS revenues to shrink for that region for the next two years.

For more on this study, visit ARC Market Studies, or click here to request more information.

Source: ARC Advisory Group