What is a TMS and why is it so valuable?



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  • Feb 8, 2021

Time is always money. The at-your-fingertips ease of instantaneous access to data and keeping everything organized under one roof is light years away from email, paper, and spreadsheets. This is why a TMS, otherwise known as a Transportation Management System, is so important for a trucking company. There are truly too many reasons to list start out with 4.

 

Reason 1: Improved Productivity.

A fully integrated TMS will consolidate all your vital transportation data into one place. It can automate lower-level administrative tasks with ease, as well as making it a powerful tool for your dispatch and accounting/back office teams to utilize. The improved productivity comes from everyone understanding their role across the supply chain, allowing for a better designation of duties between the TMS and human personnel.  Your company is like an engine which has many different moving parts. If any one part was not able to perform correctly, the engine would struggle to run and eventually fail. Your company is no different. Our TMS for example, will keep each and every “part” of your company’s supply chain running smooth and efficient! Dramatically improving productivity has proven true time and time again!

 

Reason 2: Supplying the needs of YOUR customers.

A quality TMS will not only fill the needs for your company it will also fill the needs of your customers. Your customers are moving forward with their technology which means you need to follow suit. Some of the things they will need include; EDI (electronic data interchange), API service (application programming interface), shipping wizard/customer portal, automated image response(s), automated shipment status response(s), custom specific reports, etc. In addition to these needs, our TMS is an essential tool for 24/7 customer relationships. It empowers them with the information to answer any logistical question at any time and giving them the visibility they require. The size of your business doesn’t matter because our TMS can and will help your company grow.

 

Reason 3: Integrated Accounting.

Integration works by bringing together the different divisions of your company so that they are working seamlessly without the need for additional expense of manual entry and or outside third party software packages. Having these accounting figures are your fingertips can help ensure more reliable data entry,  streamline operations, and speed up decision making. This is truly something that separates us from the rest of the pack. We provide a fully integrated accounting system allowing you to save countless hours in handling your accounting needs.

 

Reason 4: Track freight in real time.

You will never lose track of freight again! Our TMS will provide you the ability to view where drivers and shipments are located in real-time. It will also provide information as to the amount of time a route takes, driver and customer performance, all giving you an efficient route schedule. We can also provide information as to which drivers and routes are most efficient. Having complete visibility is a game changer!

 

Call us today and see how Aurora Software, Inc. can work for you!