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The Case for ERP and TMS Integration

Discover why ERP systems continue to fail at delivering the value required for transportation management, and the four reasons why integrating a Transportation Management System with an ERP can help you keep up with the speed that modern commerce demands. By MercuryGate

January 16, 2018

ERP + TMS: The best of both worlds

Over the last 30 years, Enterprise Resourcing Planning (ERP) systems have evolved into the large-scale systems that form the foundation for most modern businesses.

The ERP is a nearly ubiquitous system used by thousands of organizations to manage business information, providing a high-level view of company activity and performance. The truth is that ERPs are great at managing core business functions, but how well is your ERP keeping up with your complex transportation requirements? More than likely, it isn’t.

This paper is not an argument about choosing ERP vs. a best-of-breed Transportation Management System (TMS). Rather, it illustrates the compelling need to integrate TMS with an ERP and how the transportation management capabilities in your ERP fall short in providing the functionality needed to address the complex requirements in managing shipping, logistics and transportation.

Working together, an ERP-TMS combination can help form the best possible technology infrastructure to enable you to leverage data from both systems, gain greater visibility, and to ultimately drive better, faster decisions and keep up with the speed that modern commerce demands.


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