Echo Global Logistics Inc. has launched FlexTMS, a self-service transportation management system. Delivered under a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, FlexTMS offers a suite of integrated managed services. Features of the "a la carte" product include routing guide management, automated load entry, tendering and acceptance, load visibility, and customized reporting and analytics, along with industry experts who can assist with freight management. According to Echo, the tool was created for shippers with strong buying power and carrier leverage, but lacking advanced technology. Through the use of a self-service, cloud-based TMS, shippers get advanced functionality without the capital investment involved in implementing their own software, the vendor said. Echo's Web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from a network of more than 24,000 transportation providers.
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