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Once upon a time, to use software, you actually had to buy a physical copy and install it to your machines manually, one by one.  Even with the early stages of the internet, it was faster to have a CD with the program than it was to attempt to download it over dial up. That’s not the case anymore. Now, we can download programs in a matter of minutes, connected

You’re shopping around for a TMS – either for a system to use as your company gets started as a freight broker, or something to upgrade to from a low cost or free option. What should be included with your new TMS?  What should you expect?  How do you use it efficiently? Your TMS should be so easy to use that you can figure these things out with minimal training

If you think days and weeks of transportation management system software training is just a painful reality, just part of implementing a new TMS, then take that idea… Ball it up tightly. And toss it out the window. The entire point of a transportation management system (TMS) is to make your life easier — to simplify tasks for your entire organization. To make you a lean, mean, shipping machine. And

When it comes to freight software features, your transportation management system (TMS) should have a small core of key features — and these features can make the difference between successfully implementing a new TMS… And failing utterly. We already discussed 5 key features to keep an eye out for when researching transportation management systems for your business, which you can read here, but we wanted to expand on the topic.

Whether you’re a new transportation brokerage or you’ve been around a while, there’s one thing you need to effectively (and efficiently) run your business. That’s a transportation management system. WHEN IS IT WORTH INVESTING MORE THAN THE BARE MINIMUM INTO YOUR TMS? You can’t run a transportation business of any kind without some sort of transportation management system.  You need a system from the very first day your business starts.

You know you need software to help you manage your business.  These days, transporting freight anywhere requires more than just a paper trail – it needs to be digital, and it needs to provide a wealth of information both for your clients, and for your business to run smoothly. Often, this is the primary focus for any transportation management software.  You need to provide documents and data to clients, and

What are API’s and why should you care?  In this article, I will explain what API’s are and why they’re relevant to your business.  API stands for Application Programming Interface.  Every computer program or website on the market is good at solving a particular problem.  For example, Yelp is a comprehensive application that gives food recommendations based on your location.   Uber solves the problem of finding cheap/reliable transportation based on

Finding a good solution for Transportation Management Systems TMS can be a mind numbing experience.  I have put together some useful tips for what to look out for from my years of being in the software, and transportation businesses.  Below are 5 tips to help you out on your search. TIP 1: DEDICATED SERVER VS. CLOUD SERVER Dedicated or locally hosted servers require a larger investment in infrastructure for the purchase

The latest trend in TMS platforms with regards to rating engines/pricing LTL freight is web services or API.  For those of you who don’t know what API is it stands for Application Programming Interface.  In past years to manage your LTL blanket or customer specific pricing you would have to purchase the base rate from SMC3 and go through the tedious process of mirroring that rate in your TMS.  You

TO FURTHER ENHANCE YOUR USER EXPERIENCE, USE XML TO RETRIEVE A SIGNED POD BrokerWare Transportation Management System (TMS) will now retrieve the signed Proof of Delivery (POD) from common carriers’ websites into BrokerWare. This information is then available both to Freight Broker employees using BrokerWare and also can be accessed through the client portal. A couple of Receiving Tips to pass along to your brokerage clients: Make sure the carrier