Four Major Players in Transportation Management Systems

Four Major Players in Transportation Management Systems

These providers have recently been named major players in transportation management systems for 2020 by analyst house Gartner, inc.

Transportation management system (TMS) solutions come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the ever-changing needs of organizations and their increasingly complex environments. Enterprises require solutions that can serve a number of different use cases and address needs like compensation plan optimization and next-best-action recommendations for sales reps. There are both small and large providers that offer software to help these companies with both niche and common challenges, though choosing the vendor(s) that are right for your specific environment can be a daunting task.

The following providers have recently been named leaders in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management SystemsThe report, which highlights and scores some of the top products in the industry, features these tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of marketing resource managers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.

Note: The following vendors are listed in alphabetical order.

Blue Yonder’s TMS platform, known as Luminate, provides synchronized business planning, execution, delivery, and labor solutions that optimize your business and people from end-to-end. Luminate leverages industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to help users better predict and prevent disruptions across their entire business. Optimize and automate business decisions, creating a more profitable supply chain while delivering seamless and superior customer experiences. Luminate runs on Microsoft Azure Cloud and delivers seamless integration via partnership with MuleSoft.


Manhattan Associates offers 30 years of experience, with a solution that can tackle tough problems with advanced machine learning and intelligence. Its powerful modeling and optimization solution for transportation networks gets smarter over time, and is available in the cloud or on premise. Capabilities include strategic analysis, procurement, operational planning, execution, visibility, freight payment, claims, and more. Manhattan TMS and Carrier solutions simplify and optimize today’s complex logistics operations so that users can focus on their customers.


Oracle’s TMS solution is designed to support both shippers and logistics service providers, allowing users to manage all transportation activities throughout their global supply chain. With capabilities like operational planning, transportation intelligence, fleet management, freight payment & billing, carrier sourcing, and visibility, Oracle automates your processes so that you can run your logistics operations more efficiently. Oracle also offers other solutions such as Warehouse Management and Global Trade Management.


SAP’s Transportation and Logistics Management Software reduces transportation complexity dramatically by integrating fleet and logistics management throughout your network. Key benefits include increased business productivity, improved end-to-end visibility and service, improved cash-flow for freight transportation, standardized logistics processes and operations, as well as accelerated decision-making with real-time insights. Users can pick an on-premise deployment, or a hosted cloud model that scales to individual organization capabilities.


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