Executive Briefings

What's Next For SaaS And On-Premise TMS Providers?

SaaS TMS solutions have reached the point of sustainable viability in recent years. In fact, an argument could be made that sales of SaaS solutions have been propping up the TMS market in general. As we support our clients in the evaluation and selection of TMS solutions, we no longer see strong bias against SaaS solutions. Rather, it is increasingly common to hear things like "we don't really have a preference" or "we just want the best TMS for our business". The application delivery model has now become secondary to features, functions and value. To gauge the impact of SaaS technology, consider the efforts and investment of the Tier 1, traditionally on-premise TMS vendors to provide SaaS options for their customers.

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SaaS TMS solutions have reached the point of sustainable viability in recent years. In fact, an argument could be made that sales of SaaS solutions have been propping up the TMS market in general. As we support our clients in the evaluation and selection of TMS solutions, we no longer see strong bias against SaaS solutions. Rather, it is increasingly common to hear things like "we don't really have a preference" or "we just want the best TMS for our business". The application delivery model has now become secondary to features, functions and value. To gauge the impact of SaaS technology, consider the efforts and investment of the Tier 1, traditionally on-premise TMS vendors to provide SaaS options for their customers.

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