The size of the transportation management system (TMS) market has been on the rise for years, and isn't poised to stop growing anytime soon. A report from Radiant Insights found that the TMS market expanded by almost 13 percent from 2012 to 2016, and is on track to continue growing by more than 15 percent each year, reaching a value of $4.88 billion by 2025.
What does all this mean? Many businesses already have a TMS in place, but they may not be using the best system for their needs. Even if not much time has passed since your TMS deployment, it may be a good idea to give your solution a second look.
Hey, we get it - this isn't an easy discussion to have:
"We're getting by with what we have currently."
Sure, your current TMS might provide all the typical core features, like the ability to see available freight quotes, track shipments and view invoices. But the real question to answer here is, why just survive, when you can thrive?
"Why just survive, when you can thrive?"
If your TMS just "gets you by," it's definitely time to re-evaluate. There are more advanced, and, let's face it, better solutions out there that can offer more for you and your users. These solutions can support more savings, additional automation within your shipping and logistics processes and enhanced efficiency across the board.
"It'll take too long to switch over."
This is a main concern surrounding any type of new software, and it certainly isn't unfounded. Companies want to avoid long installment, setup, configuration and roll-out times, and if your organization already has a TMS, this factor could be just what's holding you back.
However, it's important to keep in mind that today's TMS solutions are considerably more advanced, streamlined and user friendly than those deployed in the past. Now, instead of taking weeks or even months to deploy a new TMS, an advanced TMS partner like FreightPOP can get your new system up and running in mere minutes. Yep, you read that right - minutes.
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And because our advanced TMS includes a particularly user-friendly interface, your employees will be able to pick up on it and use it to your full advantage incredibly quickly. Best of all, we're always here to help if you need additional assistance, customized integration or further support to make this advanced TMS work with your infrastructure and for your users.
It may be time to reconsider the value of your existing TMS.
"We can't wait long for ROI."
Here's another common complaint that can be difficult to refute. In addition to wanting to avoid long deployment times, companies also don't want to have to shell out an investment that won't be returned quickly.
This is where an advanced TMS like FreightPOP's differs. Our best-in-class Freight Rate Shopping capabilities can help businesses save as much as 20 percent on their cross-mode freight spending. And with 15 percent savings available through automated invoice auditing, your overall profitability adds up quickly, contributing to a quick ROI.
Re-evaluating your TMS doesn't have to be as complicated as you might think. Connect with FreightPOP today for a demo to see what our TMS can offer.