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Carrollton, TX, United States, 2009/10/21 - “Ten Essentials: What a Broker TMS Should Do for You” provides brokers and 3PLs with a practical checklist and other tips to evaluate commercially available software solutions.
TransCore announces publication of a white paper for freight brokers that are contemplating purchasing a transportation management system (TMS). Brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that have recently achieved a million dollars in revenue without a TMS, as well as those brokers that current TMS is inadequate for current needs, are among those that will benefit from this practical publication.
“Ten Essentials: What a Broker TMS Should Do for You” provides brokers and 3PLs with a practical checklist and other tips to evaluate commercially available software solutions.
According to Ten Essentials, a broker TMS must streamline business operations for profitable performance and position the brokerage for growth, all without adding overhead. Features like interfaces with third party software, electronic data interchange (EDI), and a single entry system that reduces human error are among the key productivity features to look for.
Brokers need to fulfill customer expectations, manage carriers and other vendors, and analyze data from operations and accounting to support critical decision-making on a daily basis. Ten Essentials supports brokers as they evaluate conflicting vendor claims and choose a robust tool that scales with the changing needs of a growing business.
“Brokers understand that a good transportation management system should be the backbone of their business and last for the lifetime of a firm,” said Steve Blair, general manager, TransCore Transportation Management Systems.
“All freight brokerage firms want to move loads more profitably, whether they are new brokers looking for a first TMS or established brokerages whose old TMS has not kept pace with business growth. Ten Essentials can help them to ask the right questions, and to get the answers they need,” Blair continued.
About TransCore’s Commercial Technology Group
TransCore’s Commercial Technology Group is a leading provider of transportation solutions in the United States and Canada, serving shippers, brokers, carriers and owner-operators. TransCore products include 3sixty Freight Match load boards, powered by the company’s DAT Network and Loadlink. The DAT Network has set the industry standard for the spot freight marketplace since 1978. TransCore also provides satellite asset and trailer tracking and in-cab communications solutions, fleet compliance, distribution and intermodal services, automated monitoring of carrier DOT authority, safety and insurance, truckload rate indices for contract markets, the industry’s most popular broker logistics TMS software, and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for toll, rail, access control, homeland security, parking and traffic management. TransCore (transcore.com) is the largest global manufacturer of transportation-based RFID applications with more than 36.8 million RFID tags and 58,000 readers distributed in more than 40 countries throughout the world.