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Market Trends: A Golden Opportunity in the Transportation Management System Market, 2012-2016

Published: 24 September 2012

ID: G00239169

Analyst(s): Chad Eschinger , C. Klappich


Reducing freight costs continues to be the prime motivation for investing in a transportation management system; however, securing capacity and improving overall freight efficiency are becoming equally strong motivations. This document helps vendors identify new opportunities in the TMS market.

Table Of Contents


  • Defining the Scope

Market Trend

  • The Market for TMS Suites Contains Stronger Opportunities Than Many Other Supply Chain Markets
    • Cloud and SaaS TMS Accelerating Traction
    • Importance of the Trading Partner Network
    • Opening the TMS Market to Smaller Shippers
  • TMS Not Just About Cost Reduction
  • TMS Suite Expanding Breadth and Depth
    • Globalization
    • Growing Demand for Visibility and Control Towers
    • Gartner's Nexus of Forces' Impact on Transportation

Contrarian View

  • If a Rigid Installed Base Opts to Stay With On-Premises Implementations, These Trends Change

Vendors to Watch

  • IBM-Sterling Commerce
  • inet-logistics
  • JDA Software
  • LeanLogistics
  • Logility
  • Manhattan Associates
  • MercuryGate
  • Oracle
  • RedPrairie
  • SAP
  • Others


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