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SaaS Helping to Bring TMS to the Masses

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor

JOC 4/12/19

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has redefined the boundaries of logistics software’s reach, and nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in the concept of a free or inexpensive transportation management system (TMS).

A decade ago, TMSs were largely prohibitively expensive for all but the largest shippers with the biggest technology budgets, but the last 10 years have seen an explosion of such systems across price ranges and levels of robustness.

That proliferation has coincided with the rise of the so-called “freemium” model, whereby browser-based software providers offer two versions of a system: one free or low-cost version designed to gain traction from buyers and induce them to eventually pay for a second, premium version designed to drive revenue for the vendor and provide higher value for the user.


Read the original article here: https://www.joc.com/international-logistics/logistics-technology/saas-helping-bring-tms-masses_20190412.html