Descartes Global Logistics - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Descartes Global Logistics Platform Software Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 6.8/10 - high cost
Category: Distribution -> Descartes Global Logistics -> Descartes Global Logistics competitors
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 122 Distribution systems
Company: Descartes Systems Group
Pricing: starts at $290 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
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Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 08, 2022

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Descartes Global Logistics Platform competes with other distribution systems like Oracle Transportation Management Cloud, MercuryGate TMS, and Kuebix TMS. We will compare these distribution systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Descartes Global Logistics Platform offers features like B2B Connectivity & Messaging, Routing, Mobile & Telematics, Customs & Regulatory Compliance, Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems, Transportation Management, Global Trade Intelligence, Ecommerce Shipping & Fulfillment, etc. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud offers features like Operational Planning, Transportation Management (available in Descartes), Fleet Management, Logistics Network Modeling, Digital Assistant, Machine Learning, etc. MercuryGate TMS offers features like Carbon Impact, Dock Scheduling, Dynamic Routing, Load Planning, Modeling, Multimodal Optimization, Pooling & Advancing Routing, Street-Level Optimization, Request Demo, Management, Carrier Management, Compliance & Governance, Customer Rating, Digital Freight, Document Generation, Fleet Management (available in Oracle), Multimodal Rating, Rate Repository, Spot Market, Transportation Order, etc. Kuebix TMS offers features like Negotiated Rates, Spot Service, Book, Track, Reports and Analytics, Freight Pay and Audit, Financial Management, Claims Management, Prepay and Add, Order Integration, Invoice Integration, Custom Integrations, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: Descartes Global Logistics Platform had customers like Atlantic Tire Distributors, SEKO Logistics, Tyres on The Drive, Adafruit Industries, Fishing Tackle & Bait, Box Components, Megaware Keelguard, etc. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud targets Automotive, Communication, Construction & Engineering, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Government and education, Healthcare, High Technology, Hospitality, Industrial manufacturing, Life sciences, Media & Entertainment, Oil and Gas, Professional Services, Retail, Travel, and Transportation, etc. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud has customers like Zoom, Premier League, Motorola Solutions, MTN Group, SKY, Comcast, AYA Bank, PiLog, Talcott Resolution, Enersense, Allied Irish Banks, EMSS, Staughton Group, Toro, etc. MercuryGate TMS targets customer types like 3PLs, Carriers, Freight Brokers, Freight Forwarders, and Shippers. MercuryGate targets Food & Beverage, Pharma, Retail, Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, etc. Kuebix TMS has customers like Challenger, Monarch Brands, Weis, Master Magnetics, ShowMe Global Logistics, Vaxcel, Hanover, Coatings & Adhesive, Sensata Technologies, Summit Supply LLC, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Descartes Global Logistics Platform and all its alternatives are unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Descartes Global Logistics Platform and its alternatives mentioned are cloud-based. MercuryGate and Kuebix TMS offers On-Premise for Windows and Linux.
  • Popularity: Descartes Global Logistics Platform is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the DSGX symbol. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud is also publicly traded on the NYSE under the ORCL symbol with 430K+ customers.
  • Scalability: Descartes Global Logistics Platform and Kuebix TMS can accommodate businesses of all sizes.
  • Support: MercuryGate TMS offers the 24/7 (Live Rep) support channel. Kuebix TMS offers Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, and Chat.
  • Descartes Global Logistics alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

    Here are the top 4 alternatives to Descartes Global Logistics that are worth checking out:

    Infoplus Software for SMBs, Avaal Express Software for large size business, CargoTel TMS for growing companies, and ProSel for iPad for startups and SMBs.
    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
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    Descarte...
    ITQlick rating
    4/5
    Score
    90/100
    Pricing
    6.8/10
    License pricing
    $290 per user/month
    Functionality
    3
    Best for SMBs
    Infoplus...
    ITQlick rating
    4.9/5
    Score
    90/100
    Pricing
    2.8/10
    License pricing
    $695 per month
    Functionality
    27
    Best for Enterprise
    Avaal Ex...
    ITQlick rating
    3.6/5
    Score
    90/100
    Pricing
    4.4/10
    License pricing
    $99 per month
    Functionality
    3
    Growing
    CargoTel...
    ITQlick rating
    4.4/5
    Score
    88/100
    Pricing
    3.2/10
    License pricing
    $49 per month
    Functionality
    3
    Free version
    ProSel f...
    ITQlick rating
    4.7/5
    Score
    75/100
    Pricing
    8.2/10
    License pricing
    Has a free version
    Functionality
    18

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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.