With news of software companies in the TMS space consolidating or even closing their doors, such as Trimble’s recent announcement regarding
At a high level, transportation software offerings continue to be shaped by geo economic trends like increased competition, higher customer expectations, supply chain disruptions, and
ISV vendors in the Dynamics ERP channel are experiencing the “Microsoft Effect” first-hand ! The ever-accelerating offering of cumulative and version updates coming out of the Microsoft Business Applications group with new features, bug fixes, and other updates on a near-monthly basis make it difficult for solutions that are “All Things To All People”.
"A basic premise that is repeatedly proven in today's software environment is you can't be an expert in every single area. Consequently, many companies are offering less than optimal solutions !" -
Finally, because many TMS solutions are finding it difficult to keep up with current transportation and technology scenarios, there is a focus on the “front” end of the process flow of receiving orders, rating them, selecting carriers, and then dispatching. The additional user requirements of freight accruals, freight bill auditing and general ledger integrations with “plug & play / order to cash” extensions into your Dynamics ERP are largely ignored because of the level of complexity envolved in creating and maintaining them.
We have recently fielded several calls from Dynamics partners & users who want to upgrade their TMS and are in need of a fully integrated Tier-1 transportation management solution for a Dynamics ERP solution.
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