AscendTMS Logistics Software

Free Logistics, shipping, and freight management software

About AscendTMS Logistics Software

AscendTMS is a logistics and shipping management software that helps businesses of all sizes streamline operations related to dispatching, accounting, commissions, asset management, and more on a centralized platform. The automated workflow engine uses an If This Then That (IFTTT) algorithm to update load details and statuses and send notifications to staff members.

AscendTMS’s load financial module lets supervisors add budgets and expenses to specific loads and monitor overall profit or loss across certain time periods. The route optimization functionality lets team leaders add or edit pickups and drop-offs, calculate traveled distances, and generate ETAs based on weather and traffic conditions. Managers can configure commissions for certain activities and calculate payroll based on multiple methodologies, including pay per mile, hourly, per case, per pallet, and more. It also provides a built-in messaging tool, which lets team members send and receive messages from within the platform, facilitating quick communication across the organization.

AscendTMS comes with an API, which allows organizations to integrate the system with several third-party solutions. It offers electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities, which let shippers, carriers, and brokers exchange documents, including tenders and invoices. Administrators can set up branch, department, location, or agency based access rights, restricting stakeholder access to specific information.

Key benefits of AscendTMS Logistics Software

Totally free TMS. USed by over 29,300+ logistics customers worldwide.

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Features

Total features of AscendTMS Logistics Software: 84

  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Air Shipping
  • Asset Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Lading
  • Built-In Database
  • CRM
  • Carrier Management
  • Commission Management
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Container Shipping
  • Cross Docking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Data Import/Export
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management
  • Driver Management
  • Driver Settlements
  • EDI
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fleet Management
  • Freight Shipping
  • Fuel Management
  • GPS
  • Ground Shipping
  • Import/Export Management
  • International Forwarders
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • LTL / Shared Truckload
  • Live Chat
  • Live Driver Tracking
  • Load Optimization
  • Local Forwarders
  • Location Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Ocean Shipping
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Parcel Shipping
  • Payroll Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Rate Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Route Management
  • Route Optimization
  • Routing
  • Safety Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipment Price Calculation
  • Shipment Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transportation Management
  • Trip Logs
  • Truckload Management
  • User Management
  • Vehicle Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Waybills

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(232)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Tamara B.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great TMS

Reviewed on 2019/10/15

I just started my business a year ago at that time I was looking for the best TMS for a small...

I just started my business a year ago at that time I was looking for the best TMS for a small start up company that would fit my needs and I have found Ascend TMS to fit my needs. Customer servie rep was very helpful assisting me with setting up branches.

Pros

Ascend is very user friendly and cost effective

Cons

The shipper directory could use an update

Response from InMotion Global Inc.

Thanks for the AMAZING review, Tamara. You ROCK!!! The AscendTMS Team

Erika S.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great option for small business TMS

Reviewed on 2020/09/29

Our office was using Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc to manage an asset based trucking company and...

Our office was using Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc to manage an asset based trucking company and a brokerage. While functional, it was very time consuming to do things this way and required a lot more hands on everything each week. With Ascend, we have been able to streamline processes, manage our databases and engage with Quickbooks to free up time for most of our staff members. This has allowed us to spend more time on other things, such as sales, recruiting and overall growth of our companies.

Pros

I really like the features for the price of this product. It offers efficiencies in our processes on many levels, allows multiple users to access data, combines information in one place and much more. Other similar systems cost many times more than the Ascend program, making this a great option for smaller companies with smaller budgets.

Cons

Updating templates does not automatically update active loads or pre-existing loads which used those templates. This just means you have to manually update existing loads based on the template in addition to the template itself when making changes.

Response from InMotion Global

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Erika. You are simply the BEST. I will tell the entire team here how happy you are. The AscendTMS Team.

Todd N.
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Ascend review

Reviewed on 2021/02/11

very good

very good

Pros

ease of use. Appearance of the bills of lading and ease of sending documents & uploading docs

Cons

we do not have the ability to enter our intermodal shipments.

Response from InMotion Global

Todd - thanks for the AMAZING review. FYI - we have specific intermodal features for you coming later this year, too!!! Thanks, Todd! The AscendTMS Team.

Shawn N.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Good For What You Pay

Reviewed on 2020/05/30

Overall the TMS allowed me to get up and running, but as we continue to grow, we've reached the...

Overall the TMS allowed me to get up and running, but as we continue to grow, we've reached the point of needing to find a TMS that fits our needs. This is a great startup TMS, but realistically anyone who does over $1 - $2 mil in rev will outgrow the TMS fast.

Pros

This software allows you to get up and running fairly quickly, customer service is good when they are open and you can reach someone to talk with. They always seem to be doing updates which is a good thing I suppose.

Cons

Your always told their doing updates which is a good thing, there is never any type of notice when changes are made, what the changes are that are being made, and if you work on the weekend you can't reach anyone. Today particularly systems are down, been down for over an hour, can't reach a single person for support, help, and prevents you from doing your very basic freight functions. As a business owner, paying hourly employees, independent brokers can't help their clients and customers, this snowballed very quickly and go out of control.

Would be nice if we knew what changes were done, when support tells you they will submit a change and get back to you when the change will be done that there was follow through, that you could get support when needed, and have help as the system can be clunky and super temperamental at first. Especially with being a premium user.

Response from InMotion Global

Hi Shawn - thanks for the review. YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION. In the last 5 years years we've been down for less than 44 minutes TOTAL. So, I don't think it was AscendTMS that was down, it was likely your Internet connection.

Regarding size of our customers, our largest customer is a $9 billion distributor with 360 DC's and 3 separate logistics offices in North America. So, we can definitely support both the biggest logistics operations as well as the smallest operations like yours (hopefully you'll make it to $9 billion one day, too .

We are glad you're using AscendTMS, Shawn. We'll keep adding more and more features - AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO BE THE HIGHEST RATED TMS SOFTWARE ON THE PLANET!!

William H.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

AscendTMS has been invaluable to our growth.

Reviewed on 2021/01/04

We enjoy the software and the team members we engage for support and additional solutions. The TMS...

We enjoy the software and the team members we engage for support and additional solutions. The TMS is well managed and consistently updated with new or improved features.

Pros

Ascend is a clean, lean and effective TMS we use to manage both our fleet asset business and our third party logistics services. It is powerful enough to keep our ever growing business organized yet simple to quickly train our new team members on.

Cons

Not a great deal of customization is available.

Response from InMotion Global

William - what an AMAZING review. Thank you soooo much!! You ROCK!!

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AscendTMS Logistics Software FAQs

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AscendTMS Logistics Software offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

AscendTMS is available across two pricing plans, outlined below. Basic: Free, upto 2 users Premium: $69/ per month (per user) It also offers a 30-days free trial for premium plan.

We do not have any information about AscendTMS Logistics Software features

AscendTMS Logistics Software has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages AscendTMS Logistics Software supports

AscendTMS Logistics Software supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

AscendTMS Logistics Software integrates with the following applications:

Comdata AP Automation, KeepTruckin, Stripe, Twilio Voice, UPS Ready

AscendTMS Logistics Software offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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