Transport management
software for shippers

Grip and overview of your costs, surcharges, and potential savings

Transport Management Software

A Transportation Management System (TMS) from Transinnovate enables shippers to collaborate with all your carriers from a single application. It provides immediate insight into which shipment should be sent with which carrier. Our application also generates an overview of daily actions and total costs for a shipment or period. Agreements are kept transparent and traceable. This allows you to make data-driven decisions and maintain optimal control over the transportation operation. With our TMS solution, you can seamlessly collaborate with any logistics service provider.”

The TMS for everyone!

Where traditionally, these kinds of applications were only profitable for large companies, we have made them accessible to all businesses. Our cloud-based portals are modular and function with or without integration with your own ERP system. Therefore, our software applications are widely applicable. For example, for small businesses with 100 shipments per year or multinational corporations with transportation departments spread throughout Europe.

With our TMS solutions, you can effectively collaborate with any possible logistics service provider.

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All benefits

Guaranteed savings in cost and time!

Direct savings

We guarantee savings in transport costs and valuable time in your operation. During the free trial phase, we always determine the Return on Investment.

Try for free

Because we can have your portal operational within one to three days, you can try it out completely for free and with no obligation for three months.

No upfront investment

Our transport management systems require no upfront investment. We always work with a low license fee that depends on which modules are necessary.

Modular

With the modular setup, we ensure that everything stays organized while keeping the software affordable. Pay for what you need!

Includes support

We help you set up your environment, connect your logistics service providers, enter your quotes, and train your users.

Access everywhere

With our well-secured cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, you have access to your transport environment from anywhere. All you need is a strong password.


Including support

Do it yourself with the help of our support or use our Control Tower Service.

We are happy to assist you with setting up your environment. After comprehensive training, our customers can get started right away. Need support, of course we are always available. Besides transport operations practices, our customers can easily update quotes, track fuel surcharges, generate additional reports, verify invoices, and more. If you prefer to be relieved of managing transportation in one or a few aspects, take a look at our Control Tower Service.

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We distinguish ourselves with knowledge and experience in combination with our software tools. Our approach is above all concrete and pragmatic. We would be happy to discuss your challenges with you and explain without obligation how we can support you with our data-driven analyzes and/or software applications.

Frequently asked questions

To assist you promptly, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Here, you’ll find concise answers to the most common queries. If you need further information, please feel free to contact us.

Our transport management system is versatile and suitable for both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large multinational companies. In general, two different types of transport management systems are distinguished in the market: one for carriers and one for shippers. Alpha-TMS is specifically designed for shippers, making it ideal for companies that mainly outsource their transport. The user-friendly and accessible nature of alpha-TMS allows companies with as few as 100 shipments per year to benefit from the system. At the same time, alpha-TMS is also suitable for companies with multiple factories and/or warehouses scattered across Europe, making it scalable for larger enterprises.

Alpha-TMS enables shippers to manage their entire freight operation through one integrated platform. Within our transport management system, various modules are available, but the core is that shippers can input their agreed-upon transport rates into alpha-TMS and place and manage orders from there. Additionally, the system supports ad-hoc/spot or project requests, dock scheduling, and packaging management. Through a clear dashboard, users have insight into pending actions, performance, expenses, and potential savings. With our transport management software, we empower our clients to be their own control tower, allowing them complete control over their logistics processes and optimising efficiency.

Alpha-TMS is designed to work both with and without API/EDI connections. Without API/EDI connection, companies can become operational within a few days, bidding farewell to spreadsheets, supplier portals, and emails. In this configuration, orders need to be manually entered, similar to the approach many shippers take with one or more carriers. On the other hand, Alpha-TMS can also seamlessly integrate with our client’s ERP/WMS through our customer order module. The advantage is that no manual order entry is required. Moreover, Alpha-TMS, via the customer order module, can analyse loaded orders and suggest combinations, leading to additional cost savings and improved CO2 emissions for our clients. This flexibility allows our clients to choose the level of automation that best suits their needs and operational processes.

Yes, our clients have the freedom to choose which carriers they want to collaborate with on alpha-TMS. Carriers receive a standard free account, enabling them to receive orders, propose changes, request additional costs (such as waiting times), upload documents, and more. Additionally, we offer carriers a free API service, allowing them to seamlessly integrate with our TMS. This approach ensures complete transparency in your transport operation, without hidden costs. You have control over your choice of carriers and can benefit from the free services we provide to ensure smooth collaboration.

Our non-integrated version, without a connection to your own ERP/WMS, can often be operational within a few days. We assist in entering freight rates, train your team, and ensure that carriers are also aware of the upcoming changes. If a carrier desires an API connection, we can typically arrange this within a few days. In other words, your TMS can be operational within a few days. If you prefer to start directly with a connection to your own ERP/WMS, perhaps due to a high volume of orders, this can typically take a few weeks to months. The lead time depends primarily on the chosen setup, but often more importantly, the speed of your own IT team. We work closely with your team to ensure smooth integration, and your TMS becomes operational quickly according to your specific needs.

Our transport management software provides immediate insight into the transport options available for a shipment. Managing your entire transport from one environment feels like working with a single logistics service provider. As logistics service providers often have various specialties, it often makes sense from a cost perspective to work with multiple logistics partners. Understanding rates enables you to send the right shipment with the right carrier each time, optimising their usage. Sometimes, with your existing partners, you can achieve 10-20% cost savings simply by utilising them differently and optimally. The standardized data from the TMS is crucial for analysis and further optimisation. Additionally, a spot market can be used to request and book expedited shipments quickly and easily.

Alpha-TMS is developed to be suitable for both SMEs and multinationals, with the flexibility to use the TMS both with and without system integration. Without integration, you can start within a few days, thanks to the user-friendly setup of alpha-TMS. The platform is not hindered by “legacy” effects, as it is a relatively new application. This allows us to quickly customise the application if needed. Regarding pricing, we are the most cost-effective choice on the market. We not only offer competitive rates but also provide a price guarantee. If another provider offers the same functionalities at a lower price, we will adjust our prices to remain the best value.

Our flexible approach in the TMS allows you to enable or disable specific modules and even certain functions within those modules according to your preferences. This capability not only keeps the application simple for customers who do not need all the functionality but also enables us to tailor our prices to the required modules. You only pay for what you actually need, giving you complete control over your costs and the ability to customize the system’s functionality to meet your specific needs.

Certainly, within alpha-TMS, you have the option to input rates for multiple locations spread across Europe. Each user can set personal filters to view specific rates or orders. The system operates with invoice addresses, specifying the relevant invoice address for each order or request. This allows for a streamlined and personalized experience for users in different locations with varying needs, and the carrier always knows where the invoice should be sent or who to contact.

During the free trial period, alpha-TMS is already fully functional. Ideally, the trial is conducted on a small part of the business. After approximately 2-3 months, you gain a precise understanding of how alpha-TMS works, its added value, savings, and any necessary customizations. It is only after this trial period, if desired, that we sign a license agreement. The trial period for our TMS is entirely free and completely non-binding.

The costs for using alpha-TMS are partially dependent on the order volume. These costs are influenced by server capacity and the number of sent emails. In contrast to many other providers, we do not charge a price per order but use a price per order range. If you exceed or do not reach the order range at the end of the annual license, you will receive a debit or credit note, respectively. Our first order range is priced at only 500 euros per year.

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