Cirrus TMS - Top 3 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 22, 2019

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There are a number of competitors for Cirrus TMS of which the two main ones are AdvantageTMS and HighJump TMS.

AdvantageTMS provides a transportation management solution that can handle both incoming & outgoing shipments. It enables customers to review carrier performance & established shipping rates, negotiate preferred contract rates, as well as utilize one portal to track all shipment statuses throughout their lifecycles. The product is available as a cloud based solution with mobile device access, and supports proactive alerts for shipment notifications as well as exceptions in case of problems. Finally there is a flexible reporting system to review shipping & delivery performance metrics.

Cirrus TMS on the other hand supports the core transportation requirements like AdvantageTMS, but in addition it has in built accounting support to manage freight costs as well as integrates to Quickbooks for detailed financial management. Additionally it is available as a cloud based solution and supports customization unlike AdvantageTMS.

In comparison HighJump TMS supports multi-modal transportation which means sending a shipment through multiple modes of transport. Additionally the product supports route optimization strategies to improve shipment delivery timeframes, and includes carrier compliance to measure shipment effectiveness measured against agreed KPIs and benchmarks. There is also an audit module to review invoices and payments to ensure correct billing as per agreed contract rates.

Although Cirrus TMS does not fully support these features, it provides customers with customization support that allows the development of specific add-on modules that can meet their business requirements. The product also provides dashboards to monitor carrier performance for future shipments.

2021's Top Cirrus TMS Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Cirrus TMS that are worth checking out: LoadPilot Software for SMBs, ShippersEdge for large size business, MercuryGate TMS Software for growing companies, and

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Cirrus
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
17
Review
Best for SMBs
LoadPilot
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
3
Best for Enterprise
ShippersEdge
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$199 per month
Functionality
20
Growing
MercuryGate
ITQlick rating
3/5
Score
72/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
17

1. LoadPilot Software - Best for SMBs

LoadPilot Software is an alternative Freight software, LoadPilot Software used on the cloud, Cirrus TMS can be used on-premises and on the cloud. LoadPilot Software, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Cirrus TMS with a score of 2.8.

LoadPilot Software is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (LoadPilot offers 3 main features). compare head to head: LoadPilot Software Vs Cirrus TMS

2. ShippersEdge - Best for Large Business

ShippersEdge is an alternative Freight software, ShippersEdge installed on-premises or used cloud based, Cirrus TMS can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ShippersEdge, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Cirrus TMS with a score of 2.8.

ShippersEdge is rated 5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShippersEdge offers 20 main features). compare head to head: ShippersEdge Vs Cirrus TMS

3. MercuryGate TMS Software - Best for Growing Companies

MercuryGate TMS Software is an alternative Freight software, MercuryGate TMS Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Cirrus TMS can be used on-premises and on the cloud. MercuryGate TMS Software, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Cirrus TMS with a score of 2.8.

MercuryGate TMS Software is rated 3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (MercuryGate offers 17 main features). compare head to head: MercuryGate TMS Software Vs Cirrus TMS

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.