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6 Reasons to Move to a Cloud Based TMS in 2022

Due to the shortcomings of rigid legacy on-premises applications, supply chain innovators are moving toward building a modern, flexible, end-to-end supply chain that’s more suited to the dynamic challenges of today’s business environment. Ultimately, this means a move to the cloud.

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Jessica Voigt
Jessica Voigt

Jessica is currently the Documentation Specialist at TransPlus. She has spent the last 3 years learning the ins and outs of the software as a Customer Support Representative and is now using her English degree to create content that showcases anything and everything that TransPlus has to offer. When she isn’t typing at her desk she enjoys shopping, watching movies and tending to her extensive collection of houseplants.

Due to the shortcomings of rigid legacy on-premises applications, supply chain innovators are moving toward building a modern, flexible, end-to-end supply chain that’s more suited to the dynamic challenges of today’s business environment.

Ultimately, this means a move to the cloud. In fact, more companies felt that the cloud was critical to delivering supply chain excellence both today and into the future.

A cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) provides a wealth of benefits, including low upfront investment, secure access, faster deployments, simplified integration, continuous upgrades, and effortless scalability.

Here are the following six reasons why you should move to a cloud-based TMS:

1. Agility

Modern day trucking with end-to-end shipping offers increased scalability and agility, with increased IT flexibility to allow for faster growth and contraction of the supply chain. TMS in the cloud gives you the opportunity to quickly and securely introduce new services and capabilities, as well as readily expand to meet demand. This capacity is vital for the contemporary organization, which must be able to adapt to constantly changing customer expectations.

2. Ease of Use

Using a TMS in the cloud helps accelerate installations and gives you the ability to outsource administration, maintenance, and updates. That implies that the time and resources that were spent keeping the lights on may now be put toward innovation rather than maintenance. In addition, there are a multitude of efficacy benefits, such as a user experience that is uncomplicated and straightforward, rapid access to analytics that are accurate and up-to-date, social collaboration tools, and a great deal more. All of these benefits can be accessed from virtually any device, at any time, and from virtually any location.

3. Always On Connectivity

One of the most significant difficulties associated with on-premise TMS is the potential difficulty in integrating systems to ensure that information is consistent and easily accessible throughout the enterprise. This is one of the most significant challenges. A cloud-based TMS enables open, seamless integration with many different types of technology solutions (including ELD’s, Telematics, EDI, etc.), which in turn makes it possible to enable real-time collaboration and comprehensive visibility into a single version of the truth, which in turn has a direct and measurable effect on an organization's level of efficiency and productivity.

4. Cost Efficiency

Cloud-based transportation management systems have been shown to provide several financial benefits to both new and existing businesses. One of these benefits is cost efficiency. Organizations find low upfront investments and subscription-based pricing appealing because it eliminates the capital necessary for a large initial outlay. Additionally, more affordable upgrades and new capability rollouts make adapting to changes significantly less expensive than a complete IT overhaul. In addition, the cloud makes it possible to easily integrate new technologies, which may not only give insights to enhance the outcomes of your organization but also save expenses, speed up processes, and minimize the amount of time spent on repetitive chores by automating such jobs.

5. Security

Because the data associated with your supply chain is so important, you absolutely must be certain that it will be kept safe while it is stored on the cloud. Your cloud service has to enable best-in-class security features like encryption, virus scanning, and whitelist support for this to be possible. Additionally, your data centre needs to have embassy-grade physical and logical security for this to be possible.

6. Deployment That Is Quick, Flexible, and Secure

One of the most significant advantages of moving your Transportation Management System(TMS) on the cloud is that you won't have to make all of your changes at once. You are able to prioritize your migration to the cloud and deploy at a speed that is appropriate for your business if you provide a flexible route to the cloud, which allows you to choose just those components that will give the highest benefit.

Are you interested in gaining more knowledge about the ways in which other trucking companies are moving to the cloud? Reach out to TransPlus today.

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