Clear benefits of moving a TMS to a SaaS model
Forward-thinking businesses are increasingly implementing TMS as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for its next-generation capabilities and the benefits it offers.
A SaaS platform for a TMS at its core is agile–access anytime, anywhere–structure. It is a cloud-based solution that has measurable value across a range of areas in the supply chain.
A SaaS-based TMS is a solid solution because it provides a predictable cost without requiring a large investment in an IT infrastructure, the space to house it, and the staff to manage it. Transportation businesses can also expect the price of delivering a TMS SaaS to continue to come down.
With a SaaS solution, the responsibility for the functionality, database maintenance, and backups is on the supplier. In the event of a system failure, a TMS in this model can be up and running quickly.
If you’re thinking that’s unlikely, consider the ways your TMS and your business, might be impacted:
- Cyberattacks–ransomware and malware–or natural disasters
- Power and internet outages
- Loss of institutional knowledge
- Employee skill sets need continual updating
A SaaS solution allows for your company’s expansion as it can be scaled up quickly to handle growth.