Human beings invented computers to make complex mathematical calculations simpler — software has always been a natural evolution of this original purpose, and a TMS (transportation management system) is no different. The goal of TMS software like Brokerware™ is to make your job simpler, to help you automate where it makes sense to automate, to […]

We might think we can easily identify what transportation management software is, but as was pointed out in a recent discussion on LinkedIn, it’s often confusing what actually makes up TMS. To the point, JP Wiggins pointed out in a LinkedIn group discussion – “The issue is qualifying ‘what’ a TMS is. It can mean […]

The transportation management system industry is saturated with subpar TMS solutions, but we think we’ve got the best one out there in Brokerware™. We might be tooting our own horn a little bit here, but hey… Toot toot. When we decided to build a simple, quality TMS, we knew we were climbing one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]