Growing with a flexible transport management system (TMS)

2. Jul. 2024 | Article

In today’s rapidly evolving world, where companies are constantly growing and changing, it is essential to remain agile and keep up with the latest technologies. This certainly applies to the transport and logistics industry. A future-proof transport management system (TMS) plays a pivotal role.

Flexible scaling: How a transport management system can help your company

In the dynamic world of transport and logistics, companies regularly face challenges such as change in the economic climate, organic business and/ or growth through acquisitions. In every situation, companies must always be able to adapt. A flexible TMS systems offers a solution when scaling a company – whether it concerns integrating acquired companies, onboarding new colleagues, or facilitating access from any device and from any location.

Smooth business integration

When acquiring other companies, flexible transport software is essential to smoothly integrate the existing activities of the acquired company. It enables companies to quickly harmonize the different operational processes and realize synergies.

Efficient onboarding process

For training new colleagues, a flexible TMS system offers intuitive interfaces and extensive training options, allowing new employees to be trained efficiently and quickly become productive.

Anytime, anywhere

With a flexible transport management system, employees can access essential information and tools from anywhere – whether they are working from at home, abroad or on the road. This improves efficiency and makes it possible to continue working anytime, anywhere.

Business growth without limitations

In addition, a high-performance transport software solution can handle a large number of users and a large volume of orders per day, allowing companies to continue to grow without worrying about technical limitations.

Stay one step ahead of competition: The benefits of a cloud transport software solution

In modern business operations, moving to the cloud is no longer an optional luxury, but rather a necessary step to stay competitive. Moving to the cloud not only offers costs savings and operational efficiency, but also flexibility, scalability and access to the latest innovations.

No more high hardware costs

By switching to a cloud TMS system, you eliminate the need to invest in expensive hardware such as servers and associated maintenance. Instead, there costs are replaced by a predictable subscription formula. This way, you can significantly reduce your IT costs.

Accessible from anywhere

One of the biggest benefits of the cloud is the ability to access your business data and applications from anywhere and on any device. This enables flexible working and promotes collaboration between teams – regardless of their physical location.

Monthly usage licenses, easier to budget

Instead of large one-time investments in software licenses, the cloud offers a monthly subscription model. This makes it easier to budget costs and avoid additional expenses for software upgrades or new versions.

Always access to the latest new functionality through automatic updates

Cloud applications are constantly updated and improved, which means that you always have access to the latest features and security updates – without extra costs or efforts. This ensures that your company always uses the most advances tools and technologies.

Innovative transport management system: Tailored to your planning department

A transport software solution that is specifically designed for your planning department can be a game charger in the logistics sector. Thus, it is crucial to invest in a TMS system that not only provides the basic functionality, but also has specific tools and capabilities designed to support your planners in their daily tasks.

Strong visual representation of planning

A transport management system must provide an intuitive and visually attractive interface, so that planners can quickly and easily get an overview of all orders to be planned. A good system also offers different planning views because every planner has its own style.

Right insights at any time

A TMS system must provide planners with real-time insights and data, so they can quickly respond to changes in planning and proactively anticipate potential problems.

Optimal margin suggestions

An advanced transport management system can provide planners with suggestions for optimizing margins, such as consolidated shipments or choosing the most efficient routes and transportation modes.

Always access to the latest functionality

The TMS system must be regularly updated with new features and improvements to continue to meet the changing needs of the planning teams and to take advantage of the latest innovations in transportation planning.

Inspired by the needs of entrepreneurs within transport and logistics, Go4TMS was conceived as a new, innovative all-encompassing solution based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, formerly known as Microsoft Dynamics NAV.