AdvantageTMS Review

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AdvantageTMS Review

ITQlick rating
(4/5)

Has a free version

AdvantageTMS is a web-based freight management system featuring power transportation management system to help you manage your LTL shipping universe. The solution offered by this software is highly scalable, dynamic and is available as SaaS deployment option. The best feature of this freight management software is: it’s free. HA Advantage, the c...

  • ITQlick score: 85/100

    Main category: Fleet management

    Sub categories :

    • Freight
    • Shipping
    • Transportation management

    Typical customer size: Small business, Medium business

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 19, 2020

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What is AdvantageTMS Used For?

AdvantageTMS is a web-based freight management system featuring power transportation management system to help you manage your LTL shipping universe. The solution offered by this software is highly scalable, dynamic and is available as SaaS deployment option. The best feature of this freight management software is: it’s free.

HA Advantage, the company behind AdvantageTMS, is a leading financial reporting and freight management company. The company was founded back in 2009 to offer software and solutions to satisfy the needs of logistics-based marketplace. The software offers three ways to improve profit: AdvantageRate, AdvantageView and AdvantageTMS.

Average Rating -

The rating of AdvantageTMS is 4 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

AdvantageTMS is best for small-to-medium size manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. The software is scalable for all kinds of transportation modes and offers powerful mode optimization tools and route tools for companies. Variety Distributors, Inc. and Calbee Foods are some of the clients of AdvantageTMS.

Features

AdvantageTMS can help users to find a carrier that will cost the least and also offer better service for their LTL shipments in less than one minute. Users have to enter origin, weight, destination and pickup date to get a list of carriers with prices and service times which means no need to call them for price quotes or depend on paper routing guides. Moreover, the software ensures guarantee that you pay the right rates and get complete control over carrier selection everytime for shipment tasks.

The notable features of this software are: instant visibility to lowest-cose carrier and service times, easy access to reports, SaaS solution allows scalability and flexibility, customizable user access and convert shipping operations into a revenue center. Moreover, you get to enjoy all these features for free which means you get to find the most cost-effective shipping choices for free. AdvantageTMS also offers a mobile TMS solution that allows you to get rate quotes anytime, anywhere.

AdvantageTMS 5 Pros

  • AdvantageTMS offers mobile dedicated app for iOS devices which means users can get quick quotes from anywhere, anytime
  • AdvantageTMS is free, highly scalable and web-based with SaaS deployment option
  • The shipping quotes offered by AdvantageTMS are guaranteed to be correct and gives you complete control over carrier selection process
  • The customizable user access feature works great comparing to other similar tools
  • The optimized benchmark analysis of this tool works better comparing to other similar tools

AdvantageTMS 2 Cons

  • AdvantageTMS mostly focuses on searching carriers with affordable price quotes and doesn’t offer other common TMS software features
  • AdvantageTMS doesn’t offer open API support for users which means less flexibility

Competitors & Alternatives

The major competitors for AdvantageTMS are Tecsys TMS and TMWSuite.

Tecsys TMS is a web-enabled application for transportation management. It can handle multiple freight carriers with optimized delivery and pricing options, and includes a documentation system to handle both incoming & outgoing freight manifests and related information. The product is workflow based which can be adapted to business process requirements, and offers integration to other customer applications using its available APIs. There are also options for transport planning to optimize delivery schedules to meet customer demand.

AdvantageTMS on the other hand offers a similar web-based solution but with additional options for real-time tracking of shipments & delivery schedules, analytic tools to monitor carrier performance, as well as sourcing optimization for carrier selection. There are also reconciliation features to settle carrier claims along with auditing options to validate these claims for meeting delivery requirements.

Then there is TMWSuite which is offered both as on premise and cloud based solutions. It can be integrated with many accounting systems for financial management, but also has a certified interface with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains as well. It includes many of the features available in AdvantageTMS but also support electronic data interface or EDI with freight providers. Additionally it can handle material safety requirements to ensure shippers meet stringent delivery regulations for transport and storage of goods.

While AdvantageTMS does not support these features, it does provide business process optimization support to improve the transportation workflow both for efficiency and cost reduction. The product also supports mobile device access of the application for both review and scheduling of transport requirements.

AdvantageTMS Pricing Information

The experts at ITQlick has reviewed AdvantageTMS pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 9.8 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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AdvantageTMS Categories

Freight
Shipping
Transportation management

Specifications

Company:
Address: California, United States
Customers: Small business, Medium business
Business Area: Supply Chain & Distribution
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

AdvantageTMS Features

Advanced Shipment Notification
Freight
Document Management
Freight Payment Automation
Shipping Compliance Management

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