IBISWorld’s Transportation Management Systems Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Transportation Management Systems market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Transportation Management Systems - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of TMSs has been increasing at an estimated annualized rate of 0.4%. Trends in the market’s demand drivers have been pressuring prices upward during the period. At the same time, buyers’ growing preference for SaaS deployments, which are cheaper than traditional on-premises deployments, has helped keep overall price growth minimal.Rising demand has been...


Transportation Management Systems - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for TMSs is moderate. Total ownership costs depend on whether a buyer purchases a subscription to a cloud-based product or a hosted, on-premises TMS. In the case of an on-premise TMS, total cost of ownership is higher than average, with licensing costs representing about one-quarter of the total cost of the software. The remaining costs stem from maintenance, upgrades, IT...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of transportation management systems (TMSs). TMSs have a broad range of functionality to assist with supply chain management, including shipment tracking, carrier selection, route optimization, vehicle fleet management, regulatory compliance assistance, documentation management, inbound freight management and freight reconciliation. TMSs can be purchased as traditional on-premises software products or through a subscription with a software-as-a service (SaaS) provider. Suppliers in this market do not provide truck, rail, air or other cargo transportation services. While this report covers many of the tasks associated with freight forwarding, it focuses on software rather than labor-based scheduling solutions.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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