Whenever you call a Transportation Management System i.e TMS, everything has covered on State of TMS. A TMS provider, Cerasis provides services related to transport management : carrier relations,  freight accounting and  freight claims and many more.

Cerasis Rater TMS in 1998, launches web-based application before Google was a business. Development team are continually improving Cerasis TMS, as known as it is vital to have system which is not innovative, but secure and sound, which enables transportation to do jobs while doing this as cost effectively.

Behold, Future of Transport Management System

Transport management system, have come in a long way since year 1980s when rudimentary applications features are introduced with basic features. Until, main aim of TMS was just to help the shippers to increase the efficiency and cut down the transportation cost by choosing modes and to manage the transportation order. While it is true that latest TMS applications is to aim to offer the comprehensive solution to deal with complexities of global shipping business also with third party logistics.

Still, use of TMS is confined to a big shipping and 3PL companies due to high maintenance and implementation cost, this have deterred small to mid level shippers. According to report published by the Inbound Logistics, around 35% of shippers currently use TMS. It means that most of the small companies  missing out benefits of TMS applications.

But picture is changing faster. Developers are targeting small to mid level shippers who form bulk of shippers worldwide. TMS applications not only becoming much more affordable; they are incorporating the features to provide solution to comprehensive shipping rather than management of transportation. As a result, growing number of shipping companies as well as 3PL companies are embracing in unprecedented numbers.

Below are some points which  future holds for TMS in 2018

Cloud-based Transport Management Systems: Main reason is that mid-level and small shippers have slowed down to embrace TMS it is high in cost of maintenance and  implementation. Developers are moving fast towards cloud based systems, which are very cheaper to maintain and implement. With cloud-based TMS, shipping companies don’t need to get expensive servers and team of dedicated staff.

Getting one with other office systems: Like word presentation, spreadsheet and processor started separate applications and merged to have single office system, TMS applications are getting evolved nowadays to become one with office system. When this becoming reality, users don’t need longer to worry about costly integration.

Full integration with cutting edge technology: Technology has been driving force behind  evolution of logistics and TMS. Latest TMS are incorporating cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, 3D printers, GPS satellites and Mobile phones which enables transportation management in ways which were like science fiction a decade ago. By 2018, most of the TMS applications will come with  the advanced features, network and freight  optimization features use these powerful technologies.